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[Bookplate for Mary Alice Peck]
[Bookplate for Mary Alice Peck]
Title[Bookplate for Mary Alice Peck]
Date Created[unknown]
DescriptionBlack ink on grey paper. The top portion of the bookplate features a series of vines on which appear to be bell shaped flowers, beneath which lies the owner's name.
Extent1 bookplate : woodcut ; 10.4 x 13.7 cm
Subject - GeographicCanada
Personal NamesPeck, Mary Alice
TypeStill Image
NotesThe exact identity of the owner could not be determined, however based on the history of the Thomas Murray Bookplate collection and the style of the bookplate, it's possible that the owner was longtime Montreal resident Mary Alice Peck (1855-1943). Born to well-off family and educated at boarding schools in England, she was the first president of the Montreal Branch of the Women's Art Association of Canada (WAAC) in 1894. Along with May Phillips she made home arts and handicrafts, particularly weaving, a priority of WAAC and later co-founded the Canadian Handicrafts Guild with Phillips. A mother of seven children and a talented artist in her own right, she travelled extensively through Canada and the world as Chairmen of the Guild's extension committee, looking for new outreach opportunities and programs.
1) McLeod, E. E. (1999) In good hands: The women of the Canadian Handicrafts Guild. Carleton University Press. Retrieved April 8, 2010 from,
Access IdentifierBP MUR CAN P P435
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_CAN_P_P435
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 P435
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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