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[Bookplate for Arnold William Thomas]
[Bookplate for Arnold William Thomas]
Title[Bookplate for Arnold William Thomas]
Date Created1899
Sort Date1899
DescriptionIn black ink on white paper. Shield: Or (gold), on a fesse dancette sable (black), coticed gules (red), between three birds sable perched, addorsed and elevated. Crest: a bird sable perched, addorsed and elevated, atop an open book argent (silver) and a crest wreath, argent and vert (green) with mantling.
Extent1 bookplate : relief printing ; 10.1 x 15.9 cm
Subject - GeographicToronto (Ont.)
Personal NamesThomas, Arnold William
TypeStill Image
NotesWilliam Arnold Thomas was born on April 4th, 1859 in Toronto, Ontario. He married Helen Bartow Miller in 1886. Thomas died in 1931 in Toronto at the age of 72. Thomas worked for many years at the Copp, Clark Company, a publisher and wholesaler. The Copp, Clark company is best known as the publisher of the Canadian Almanac, as well as educational materials and texts for Canadian schools. They are also known for publishing works by Canadian authors and for the Ouija Board, which was one of the games that they offered through their games division. The Copp, Clark Company was incorporated in 1885. The major shareholders were W.W. Copp, H.J. Clark, Charles Fuller, Henry L. Thompson, and Arnold William Thomas.
1) '1924 marriages from MS 932: City of Toronto, Part 1 #2199-24.' Accessed 4 April 2012
2) Barrett, Renu. 'Copp Clark Company.' Historical Perspectives on Canadian Publishing. McMaster University. Accessed 4 April 2012
3) 'Copp, William Walter.' Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online: 1891-1900 (Volume XII). University of Toronto/Université Laval: 2000. Accessed 4 April 2012
4) McCrodan, Peter. 'Arnold William Thomas.' Accessed 4 April 2012
Access IdentifierBP MUR CAN P T466
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_CAN_P_T466
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 T466
Date Available2013
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:
TranscriptLET WHAT GOD WILLS BE Arnold William Thomas TORONTO 1899
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