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[Bookplate for Hugh John Macdonald]
[Bookplate for Hugh John Macdonald]
Title[Bookplate for Hugh John Macdonald]
Date Created[between 1870 and 1899]
Sort Date1899
DescriptionBlack ink on white paper. Above the escutcheon on a straight wreath, sits a dexter hand, erased, holding a cross crosslet. Below the wreath a vizored helm with mantling appears. The escutcheon is divided per quarter. The quarterly field near dexter chief is argent (silver) with a lion rampant and near sinister chief, or (gold), is a dexter hand, erased, holding a cross crosslet, gules. The quarterly field near the sinister base displays a fish naiant on water, vert (green) and a lymphad in the dexter base, argent. Below the escutcheon is a banner displaying the originator's Latin motto.
Extent1 bookplate : steel engraving ; 6.5 x 9.5 cm
Subject - GeographicCanada
Personal NamesMacdonald, Hugh John
TypeStill Image
NotesHugh John Macdonald (1850-1929) was the only surviving son of John A. Macdonald, the first Prime Minister of Canada. Born in Kingston, Upper Canada (now Ontario), he was educated at Queen's College School and the University of Toronto. After the death of his mother in 1857, Macdonald was raised by his aunt Margaret and her husband James Williamson, a Presbyterian minister. Macdonald practiced law and began a sporadic political career in 1891as a member of the Conservative party. Macdonald was knighted in 1913. Although he tried to separate himself from his father's legacy, Macdonald's political career was not of long-lasting significance to Canada and he is remembered primarily because of his family association. The Murray collection also includes a nearly identical bookplate belonging to Macdonald's father, John A. Macdonald. See, BP MUR CAN P M333.
1) 'Hugh John Macdonald.' Dictionary of Canadian Bibliography. Government of Canada, 27 June 2008. Web. 26 Oct. 2009.
2) Heraldric Dictionary. University of Notre Dame, Dept. of Special Collections, 2005. Web. 18 Nov. 2008.
Access IdentifierBP MUR CAN P M33366
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_CAN_P_M33366
Is Part OfRBSC Bookplates
SourceOriginal Format: University of British Columbia. Library. Rare Books and Special Collections. Thomas Murray Bookplates Collection. Leslie Binder. BP MUR CAN P M33366
Date Available2010
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:
TranscriptPER MARE PER TERRAS. Hugh J. Macdonald.
Translationby sea, by land
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