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[Bookplate for Curtis Henry Remy]
[Bookplate for Curtis Henry Remy]
Title[Bookplate for Curtis Henry Remy]
Date Created[between 1900 and 1969]
Sort Date1969
DescriptionPrinted in black ink on white paper with thick-thin horizontal border lines at the top, middle and bottom of the ex libris. There is an image of a cock or rooster between top and middle borders and the name of the owner between the middle and bottom borders. Pencil strokes were added to the bottom third of the ex libris after printing.
Extent1 bookplate : relief printing ; 4.1 x 7.3 cm
Subject - GeographicCanada
Personal NamesRemy, Curtis Henry
TypeStill Image
NotesThe owner may have been Curtis Henry Remy (1893-1959), an American salesman account executive who married a Canadian woman in 1917 and lived in Canada until his death in 1959. Remy was born on April 16, 1893 in Evanston, Illinois, to Curtis Henry Remy, a notable Chicago-based corporation lawyer and acquaintance of architect Daniel Burnham, and Frances Wheeler. In July of 1917, Remy married Adele Daniel of Toronto, daughter of Charles D. Daniel and Minnie Burns. Remy died in Toronto on February 2, 1959 at the age of 65. The modern style of the design, as well as the fact that the bookplate was included in a Canadian collection, suggests that the bookplate belonged to Curtis Henry Remy (1893) and not his father, Curtis Henry Remy (1852-1911). The cock, or rooster (Greek alectruon, Latin gallus) is the herald of the dawn. In Western cultures, cocks have been associated with pugnacity and pride. (Dictionary of literary symbols). Pencil strokes on the bottom third of the bookplate.
1) Ferber, M. (1999). A dictionary of literary symbols. Cambridge University Press. Retrieved from:
2) Munk, Mary. Re: Curtis Henry Remy. Personal e-mail. 1 November 2011 (2011, November 1).
3) Canadian Immigration Service Form, 1920 (Digitized record from Library and Archives Canada)
4) Affidavit required before License or Certificate is granted by Issuer of Marriage, 1917 (Digitized record from Library and Archives Canada)
5) Report of the Death of an American Citizen, 1960 (Digitized record from Library and Archives Canada)
Access IdentifierBP MUR CAN P R469
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_CAN_P_R469
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 R469
Date Available2011
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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