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[Bookplate for Seeli Armitage-Stanley and Earl Spencer]
[Bookplate for Seeli Armitage-Stanley and Earl Spencer]
Title[Bookplate for Seeli Armitage-Stanley and Earl Spencer]
Date Created[between 1900 and 1999]
Sort Date1999
DescriptionIn black ink on white paper, this heraldic bookplate consists of an Escutcheon quartered per cross and incorporates aspects of both the Armitage and the Stanley family crests. The dexter chief and sinister base sections are drawn from the Stanley crest and contain an azure (blue) garter, which holds three stag's head caboshed, on argent (silver). The sinister chief and dexter base quarters, taken from the Armitage crest, are gules (red) with three crosslets argent, two in chief and one in base, and a lion's head in fess. The helm consists of two helmets, to signify the incorporation of the two families, and is surrounded by mantling. Above the helm there is a small banner bearing the Armitage family motto, 'semper paratus.' Below the Escutcheon is another banner bearing the motto of the Stanley family, 'sans changer.'.
Extent1 bookplate : steel engraving ; 7.6 x 10.2 cm
Subject - GeographicCanada
Personal NamesArmitage-Stanley, Seeli ; Spencer, Earl
TypeStill Image
NotesEarl Spencer Seeli Armitage-Stanley (or Seeli-Armitage-Stanley) Esq. was the son of Alfaretta Evalina Armitage and Alexander Seeli, and the grandson of John Robinson Armitage Esq. and Margaret Stanley. Born in Lucan, Ontario, on April 21, 1899, he was baptized at Holy Trinity Church. He received his Bachelor of Architecture in 1923 from the University of Toronto, and completed his Master of Architecture in 1931. In addition to being an architect, Seeli-Armitage-Stanley was also a local historian and genealogist. In 1943, he compiled a genealogy of the Stanley family, tracing the Ontario, Canada Stanleys to Robert Stanleigh vel Stoneleigh, who was shown to be the great-great-grandson of Richard II, King of Normandy. He also compiled a genealogy of the Armitage family in Canada. Seeli-Armitage-Stanley died on February 3, 1976.
1) Armitage, Keith. 'Armitage in Canada Part 2.' RootsWeb., 4 Aug. 1999.
2) Aveenstra. 'Earl Spencer Seeli-Armitage-Stanley.' Ontario Canadian Headstones., 3 Mar. 2010.
3) Philippe Masson Ex Libris Collection.
4) Warren, W. Preston, ed. Neglected Alternatives: Critical Essays by Roy Wood Sellars. Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell UP, 1973.
Access IdentifierBP MUR CAN P S445
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_CAN_P_S445
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 S445
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:
TranscriptSemper paratus sans changer EARL SPENCER SEELI ARMITAGE-STANLEY.
TranslationAlways ready. Without change.
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