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[Bookplate for Stanley C. Bagg]
[Bookplate for Stanley C. Bagg]
Title[Bookplate for Stanley C. Bagg]
Date Created[between 1866 and 1873]
Sort Date1873
DescriptionThis bookplate consists of black gothic text surrounded by an elaborate border, all printed on yellow paper.
Extent1 bookplate : relief printing ; 11 x 7.6 cm
Subject - GeographicMontréal (Québec)
Personal NamesBagg, Stanley C.
TypeStill Image
NotesStanley Clark Bagg was a prestigious member of one of the oldest English families in Montreal. He was born there in 1820 and graduated from McGill University. He became a notary in 1842 and practiced until his father's death in 1856, at which point he focused on managing the family land holdings in Montreal and England. He married Catharine Mitcheson in 1844, and they had one son, Robert Stanley Bagg. Throughout his life, Bagg was on the fringes of various political movements, turning down several nominations to be run for office. Instead, he devoted time to his interests in numismatics (the study of currency) and archeology. In pursuit of these interests he helped found the Numismatic Society of Montreal in 1862, which became the Numismatic and Antiquarian Society of Montreal in 1866. He also joined a variety of other scientific associations, both in Montreal and internationally. Bagg was also one of the founders of the English Workingman's Benefit Society, and a lifelong member of the Young Men's Christian Association. Bagg wrote numerous scientific articles in local and international newspapers, and even published an article in the society journal shortly before his death and another posthumously in the same issue as his obituary. Stanley Clark Bagg died in 1873.
1) Bagg, Stanley C. 'Notes on Coins.' The Canadian Antiquarian and Numismatic Journal 2.2 (1873):64-67. Accessed June 6, 2013 at
2) ---. 'A Visit from the Oldest Inhabitant.' The Canadian Antiquarian and Numismatic Journal 2.1 (1873):13-16. Accessed June 6, 2013 at
3) 'In Memoriam: Stanley Clark Bagg, Esq., J.P., F.N.S.' The Canadian Antiquarian and Numismatic Journal 2.2 (1873):73-78. Accessed June 6, 2013 at
4) Landry, Pierre. 'Bagg, Stanley Clark.' Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online. Accessed June 6, 2013 at
Access IdentifierBP MUR CAN P B344
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_CAN_P_B344
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 B344
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:
TranscriptStanley C. Bagg, F. N. S., MEMBER OF THE Numismatic Society of London, AND OF THE Numismatic and Antiquarian Societies of Montreal and Philadelphia.
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