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[Bookplate for Brockville Library Association]
[Bookplate for Brockville Library Association]
Title[Bookplate for Brockville Library Association]
Date Created[between 1830 and 1895]
Sort Date1895
DescriptionIn black ink on grey or white paper, the bookplate consists of a decorative fan border surrounding black text.
Extent1 bookplate : relief printing ; 6.9 x 3.1 cm
Subject - GeographicBrockville (Ont.)
Personal NamesBrockville Library Association
TypeStill Image
NotesThe Brockville Public Library (BPL) was officially formed in July 1895 out of the Brockville Mechanic's Institute (founded 1842). For some time before this official founding, the library existed alongside the Mechanic's Institute as the Brockville Library Association. In 1902 the BPL received a grant from Scottish-American industrialist Andrew Carnegie to build a new library, which was officially opened in 1904. The library was expanded in 1971 and again in 1994-6. The tie between the Brockville Library and the Brockville Public Library can be noted by examining one of the BPL bookplates in the Thomas Murray Collection, which was layered over one for the Brockville Library (see bookplates BP MUR CAN I B7635d and BP MUR CAN I B7635e for details). A copy of this ex libris is also available in the Philippe Masson Ex Libris Collection at McGill University. The McGill copy is number 737. In ink on recto, indicating book number(?): '736' In ink on recto, indicating mo. (decimo?): '12'
1) Brockville Public Library. 'Expansion Project Summary.' Brockville Public Library.
2) Brockville Public Library. 'History of the Library.' Brockville Public Library.
3) Lewis, Rev. J. Travers, LLD. A Lecture Delivered Before the Brockville Library Association and Mechanics' Institute: Introductory to the course of lectures for 1855. Brockville, Québec: David Wylie, printer, 1855. Accessed at
4) The Philippe Masson Ex Libris Collection at McGill University, from
Access IdentifierBP MUR CAN I B7635a
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_CAN_I_B7635a
Is Part OfRBSC Bookplates
SourceOriginal Format: University of British Columbia. Library. Rare Books and Special Collections. Thomas Murray Bookplates Collection. Morley Binder. BP MUR CAN I B7635a
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:
TranscriptBROCKVILLE LIBRARY ASSOCIATION. No. | mo. This Book is not to be kept longer than weeks.
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