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[Bookplate for James Bryce Allan]
[Bookplate for James Bryce Allan]
Title[Bookplate for James Bryce Allan]
Date Created[unknown]
DescriptionIn black ink. Escutcheon parted per bend, dancetty. Bordure, azure [blue]. Above field, argent [white] and ermine, a stag, gules [red], erased, antlers, or [gold], and an annulet, or. Below field, gules, a crescent. Helm has mantling around a tilting helmet on top of which is a curved crest wreath with a dog, erased. Below the escutcheon is a banner containing the Latin motto.
Extent1 bookplate : steel engraving, etching ; 7.6 x 12.1 cm
Personal NamesAllan, James Bryce
TypeStill Image
NotesPossibly the James Bryce-Allan who was married to Marguerite Lucile Jolivet, also known as actress Rita Jolivet, a survivor of the Lusitania sinking in 1915. This James Bryce-Allan was the cousin of Sir Montagu Allan, donator of the Allan Cup, the trophy awarded amateur ice hockey champions in Canada and president of the Allan Steamship Line based in Montreal. Their steamship was the first to receive a distress call from the Titanic in 1912. There was another James Bryce Allan who lived in Montreal around the turn of the century. He was a lawyer and senior partner in Campbell, Meredith & Allan, Montreal's most prestigious law firm at the time. His apprentice, Jocelyn Clifford Redpath, was a member of one of the richest families in Canada and is also at the centre of one of Canada's biggest unsolved murders. In 1901, Jocelyn and his mother were shot in their home and the case was closed within 48 hours with no suspects. McGill University has a matching bookplate of James Bryce Allan's in their Phillipe Masson Ex Libris collection.
1) Encyclopedia. "Frederick Edmund Meredith." (accessed 6 February 2009).
2) "H. Montagu Allan." (accessed 6 February 2009).
3) Montreal Walking Tours. "Titanic Walking Tour." (accessed 6 February 2009).
4) Phillipe Masson Ex Libris Collection. "James Bryce Allan." McGill University. (accessed 6 February 2009).
5) The Redpath Mansion Mystery Archives. "Indenture of Jocelyn Clifford Redpath to James Bryce Allan." (accessed 6 February 2009).
6) "Rita Jolivet." Journeys in Time. (accessed 6 February 2009).
Access IdentifierBP MUR SL P A453
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_SL_P_A453
Is Part OfRBSC Bookplates
SourceOriginal Format: University of British Columbia. Library. Rare Books and Special Collections. Thomas Murray Bookplates Collection. Leslie Binder. BP MUR SL P A453
Date Available2009
Publisher - DigitalVancouver : University of British Columbia Library
RightsImages provided for research and reference use only. Permission to publish, copy, or otherwise use these images must be obtained from Rare Books and Special Collections:
TranscriptSPERO James Bryce Allan
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