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[Bookplate for Brockville Library]
[Bookplate for Brockville Library]
Title[Bookplate for Brockville Library]
Date Created[not after 1895]
Sort Date1895
DescriptionIn black ink on tan paper, the bookplate consists of a double zigzag border surrounding black text. The library name at the top is flanked by two rosettes and separated from the remaining text by a decorative rule.
Extent1 bookplate : relief printing ; 9.5 x 5.8 cm
Subject - GeographicBrockville (Ont.)
Personal NamesBrockville Library
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 reverse image of the manuscript notes appearing on this bookplate may be seen on the back of the bookplate BP MUR CAN I B7635d. Paper remnants on the front of B7635e indicate that bookplate B7635d was at one point glued on top of B7635e. This provides a valuable clue as to the history of the bookplates and the evolution of the institution.
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
Access IdentifierBP MUR CAN I B7635e
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_CAN_I_B7635e
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 B7635e
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. No The time allowed for reading this volume is two weeks ; if not returned at the expiration of that period, the sub- scriber detaining it will be fined one cent for each day of its detention, and will not be granted the privileges of the Library until the same be paid. Books lost or destroyed will be charged to subscribers at cost price. And please return it. You may think this is a strange request, but I find that although many of my friends are poor arithmeticians, they are nearly all of them good book-keepers. SCOTT.
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