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[Bookplate for Dunbar Browne Jr.]
[Bookplate for Dunbar Browne Jr.]
Title[Bookplate for Dunbar Browne Jr.]
Date Created[between 1860 and 1879?]
Sort Date1879
DescriptionA floral, somewhat art nouveau style border surrounding the text.
Extent1 bookplate : relief printing ; 9.5 x 11.1 cm
Subject - GeographicMontréal (Québec)
Personal NamesBrowne, Dunbar, Jr.
TypeStill Image
NotesDunbar Brown Jr. (1860-193-?) was the son of Dunbar Browne Sr. and Maria Browne and the oldest of several siblings. He was briefly a teacher and then embarked on a career as a clerk and printer, working for nearly 30 years for John Lovell & Son, Ltd, noted as the printers of Montreal's directories. He appears to have never married. The dating of this bookplate has been based on the similarity to BP MUR CAN P B76964, which belonged to Browne's father, Dunbar Sr. The similarity suggests they were created at the same time. The stamp on this bookplate suggests that Dunbar Jr. lent a book to his father in jail, as no suggestion has been found that Dunbar Jr. himself was ever imprisoned, while Dunbar Sr. was imprisoned for 5 years after being convicted of embezzlement.
1) Annuaires Lovell de Montreal et sa banlieue (1842-1999). Biblioteque et Archives nationales Québec.
2) 1871 Census of Canada. Province: Québec, District: Montreal West [106], Sub-district: St. Laurent Ward [c], p.11, line 11, 'Dunbar Jr Brown.'
3) 1881 Census of Canada. Province: Québec, District: Montreal(City) [90], Sub-district: St. Antoine Ward [H], Division: 13, p. 17, line 1, 'Dunbar Browne.'
4) 1891 Census of Canada. Province: Québec, District: Montreal[172], Sub-district: [D], Division: 12, p.70, line 11, 'Dunbar Browne.'
5) 1901 Census of Canada. Province: Québec, District: Montreal(City) [177], Sub-district: St. Laurent Ward [A], Division: 21, p.18, line 37, 'Dunbar W Brown.'
6) 1911 Census of Canada. Province: Québec, District: Montreal[182], Sub-district: St. Laurent Ward [7], p.13, line 36, 'Dunbar Brown.'
Access IdentifierBP MUR CAN P B769641
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_CAN_P_B769641
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 B769641
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:
TranscriptProperty of Dunbar Browne, jr. Montreal If thou art borrowed by a friend, Right welcome shall he be To read, to study, not to lend, But to return to me. Not that imparted knowledge doth Diminish learning's store ; But books, I find, if often lent, Return to me no more. Montreal GAOL LIBRARY CENSORED BY CHAPLAIN
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