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[Bookplate for Howard Murray]
[Bookplate for Howard Murray]
Title[Bookplate for Howard Murray]
Date Created[between 1900 and 1929]
Sort Date1929
DescriptionIn black ink on cream coloured paper. This bookplate depicts a sitting room with two chairs and a window looking out on trees, rolling hills and a body of water. A scroll at the base containing the originator's name is flanked by a pile of books.
Extent1 bookplate : steel engraving ; 10.1 x 11.6 cm
SubjectBooks ; Dwellings ; Landscape drawings ; Libraries ; Windows
Subject - GeographicCanada
Personal NamesMurray, Howard
TypeStill Image
NotesThis bookplate possibly belonged to a Dr. Howard Murray (1859-1930), former dean of Dalhousie University. Born in New Glasgow, NS, Murray studied at the University of London and was active in educational circles in Nova Scotia. After teaching classics at Dalhousie for many years, he was appointed dean in 1901. Murray passed away in Halifax in 1930, survived by his wife, Janet Hattie Murray.
An escutcheon charged with the three mullets of the Murray family appears on one side of the open window, on the other hangs, what appears to be a medal of honour, the Insignia of a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.

1) 'St. John's Cemetery - Fairview - Howard Murray.' Rootsweb, 25 May 2002. Web. 2 Dec. 2009.
2) Waite, Peter. The Lives of Dalhousie University: Lord Dalhousie's College, vol. 2, 1925-1980: The Old College Transformed. Montreal and Kingston: McGill University-Queen's University Press, 1998.
3) DH&R - Canadian Honours and Awards bestowed upon members of the Canadian Forces. Accessed on February 17, 2010 at
4) Burke, Bernard. The General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales: Comprising a Registry of Armorial Bearings from the Earliest to the Present Time. vol. 2. Westminster, Maryland: Heritage Books, Inc., 2007. Accessed on February 17, 2010 at
Access IdentifierBP MUR CAN P M877
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_CAN_P_M877
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 M877
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:
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