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[Bookplate for Grace Svenningson]
[Bookplate for Grace Svenningson]
Title[Bookplate for Grace Svenningson]
Date Created[between 1900 and 1969]
Sort Date1969
DescriptionIn black ink on white paper, two columns frame the sides of the bookplate, with a banner stretched behind them at the top. Thick vines are hanging from the banner, and a few are wrapped sparsely around the columns as well. There is an urn on the bottom left with some gentle hills in the background. The name is printed in red ink at the bottom of the plate.
Extent1 bookplate : etching ; 5.1 x 7.9 cm
SubjectPlants ; Landscape drawings
Subject - GeographicMontréal (Québec)
Personal NamesSvenningson, Grace
TypeStill Image
NotesGrace Svenningson (born Grace Lamb Freeman) was the daughter of James Cook Freeman, of Chicago. In 1913, she married Sven Svenningson, a noted engineer from Oslo, Norway, who had moved to the United States of America in 1909 and spent a few years living in Pennsylvania and Michigan. The same year in which they were wed, the Svenningsons moved to Montreal, Québec, where Sven eventually became chief engineer of both the Shawinigan Water and Power Company and the Shawinigan Engineering Company, and vice president and chief engineer of the Power Engineering Company. In 1934, during a vacation to the state of Maine with Grace and their older son, Sven unexpectedly passed away. By this time, the family had spent twenty-one years in Montreal. It is unknown why the remains were not brought back to Montreal as expected: Sven was buried at Bailey Island Cemetery in Maine, where Grace's remains were also buried following her death in 1941.
1) 'Sven Svenningson, Engineer, Is Dead.' The Gazette [Montreal, QC] 17 Aug. 1934: 11. Web., 1908886.
2) Woodside, Stuart. 'Grace Freeman Svenningson.' Find A Grave. n.p., 25 Nov. 2009. Web.
Access IdentifierBP MUR SL P S846
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_SL_P_S846
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 S846
Date Available2012
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:
TranscriptEX LIBRIS This book belongs to - GRACE SVENNINGSON
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