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[Bookplate for Emily Ogden Wheeler]
[Bookplate for Emily Ogden Wheeler]
Title[Bookplate for Emily Ogden Wheeler]
Date Created[between 1870 and 1929]
Sort Date1929
DescriptionPrinted in brown ink on white or cream paper the bookplate consists of a border of four thin branches bearing leaves and buds. Wrapped around the top and bottom branches are banners bearing the quotation 'DREAMS BOOKS ARE EACH A WORLD AND BOOKS / WE KNOW ARE A SUB-STANTIAL WORLD.' In the center of the border appears the name of the owner.
Extent1 bookplate : intaglio printing ; 7.6 x 4.1 cm
Personal NamesWheeler, Emily Ogden
TypeStill Image
NotesOwner may have been Emily Ogden Wheeler (1844-1918). Emily O. Wheeler was born on January 29, 1844, the third of seven children to Nelson Knox Wheeler (1807-1880) and Emily Butler Ogden (1815-1884). Wheeler was the designer of the 1885 Soldiers' Monument in Sharon, Connecticut, as well as the town's stone clock tower, which was dedicated to the memory of her mother and designed in collaboration with her sister, Laura. Although Wheeler appears to have lived for a time in New York City, she spent her later years in Sharon, where in 1895 she founded a summer residence, known as the Bobolink, for children being treated at the Hospital for Ruptured and Crippled Children in New York. Wheeler's eldest brother, William Ogden Wheeler, compiled a family genealogy entitled The Ogden Family in America, Elizabethtown Branch, and Their English Ancestry, which was printed in 1907 for private circulation. Wheeler died in 1918 in Sharon, CT. The quotation that appears on the bookplate is from the poem 'Personal Talk' by William Wordsworth.
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2) CT (n.d.). Soldiers' Monument, Sharon. Retrieved April 4, 2012, from
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4) RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project. (2012). Wheelers of Delaware Co (NY) & Wayne Co (PA). Retrieved April 4, 2012, from
5) Sedgwick, C.F. (1898).General history of the town of Sharon, Litchfield, County Conn. from its first settlement (3d ed.). Amenia, NY: C. Walsh. Retrieved April 4, 2012, from
6) (2001). Sharon Town Green. Retrieved April 4, 2012, from
7) Wheeler, W. O., Van Alstyne, L., & Ogden, C.B. (1907). The Ogden family in America, Elizabethtown branch, and their English ancestry : John Ogden, the Pilgrim, and his descendants, 1640-1906. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Co. Retrieved April 4, 2012, from
Access IdentifierBP MUR SL P W4444
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_SL_P_W4444
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 W4444
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:
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