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[Bookplate for William Brophy]
[Bookplate for William Brophy]
Title[Bookplate for William Brophy]
Date Created[1888-06-19]
Sort Date1888-06-19
DescriptionIn black ink on white or cream paper, the bookplate consists of an architectural, Egyptian-themed border with lotus flowers all around, a Sphinx in the lower right, and Egyptian wall art in the lower left. Below the school name and above the location is a monogram made of the letters CSV. Five fonts used for the text, with spaces for hand-written annotations naming the prize recipient.
Extent1 bookplate : relief printing ; 9.1 x 14 cm
Subject - GeographicRigaud (Québec)
Personal NamesBrophy, William
TypeStill Image
NotesBourget College was founded by three Clerics of St. Viator in 1850 at the instruction of Bishop Ignace Bourget, Bishop of Montreal, for whom the school is named. The school offered several courses of study: a French and English preparatory course, a course of classical studies in French, a 'Complete Commercial Course' in English, and a 'Commercial Diploma' in English of the most essential commercial courses for those students with the funds for only a few months of study. These English-only programs were added in 1884, the same year that the school became associated with Laval University. The bookplate likely was presented to William Brophy born in 1870 in Argenteuil, QC, to John and Mary Brophy. He had two older brothers and two younger sisters. The 1890-91 prospectus for Bourget College lists William Brophy of Carillion, P.Q. as graduating in 1888 with a Commercial diploma. Rev. C. E. Durocher, a member of the Clerics of St. Viator, held many roles at Bourget College, including: Prefect of Studies, Professor of Banking, Commerce, Commercial Law and Stenography for the English Commercial Course, Moderator of the Bourget College Banking Society, and Director of the St. Patrick's Literary Society. A version of this ex libris in French is also available in the Philippe Masson Ex Libris Collection at McGill University.
1) 1871 Census of Canada. Province: Québec, District: Argenteuil, Sub-district: St-Andrews, p. 89, line 16, 'William Brophy.'
2) 1881 Census of Canada. Province: Québec, District, Argenteuil, Sub-district; Chatham, p. 54, line 5, 'William Brophy.'
3) College Bourget, 1890-91. Riguad, P.Q.: College Bourget, 1891. Accessed 18 April 2013.
4) 'Histoire du Collège.' Collège Bourget. Accessed 18 April 2013.
5) The Philippe Masson Ex Libris Collection at McGill University, from
Access IdentifierBP MUR CAN P B767
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_CAN_P_B767
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 P B767
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:
TranscriptBourget College CSV RIGAUD, P. Q. ATTESTATION I, undersigned Prefect of Studies Attest that Mr. Pupil of the has merited Prize for At the Solemn Distribution 188. Wm Brophy. Superior Class. [the?] Browne Religious Instruction June 19 8. C. E. Durocher CSV
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