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Date Created[between 1908 and 1940]
Sort Date1940
DescriptionA simple border surrounds the text. On the top left is the crest of Cercle La Salle. It shows a shield divided in three: at the top is a lit oil lamp, on the bottom left are three vertical fleur-de-lis and at the bottom right is a cross over top of a crossed pen and sword. A banner over the top of the crest contains the name of the organization and one at the bottom contains the motto. Maple branches present a wreath at the bottom.
Extent1 bookplate : relief printing ; 9 x 7.25 cm
Subject - GeographicLongueuil (Québec)
TypeStill Image
NotesThe Cercle La Salle (or Cercle Lasalle) was a students' group formed in 1906 by Frère Marie Victorin while teaching at the College de Longueuil. The three objectives of the group were to promote French literature ; explore religious, social, national and historical questions ; and practice public speaking. They performed numerous plays and musicals, often composed by Marie Victorin. In 1910 the group joined the A.C.J.C or l'Action catholique de la jeunesse canadiennes-française. Notable members of Cercle La Salle include Paul Pratt, a clarinetist in the Montreal orchestra, leader of the Metropolitan Concert Band of Montreal and director of the Canadian Band Association's Québec and Ontario chapter. In 1935 he was elected mayor of Longueuil, a post he enjoyed for 30 years. Another member was Camilien Houde, a Québec politician who was both a Member of Parliament and mayor of Montreal. Marie Victorin (born Joseph-Louis-Conrad Kirouac) was an educator, author and botanist. He is known as the father of the Montreal Botanical Garden (eventually authorized by his protégé, Mayor Camilien Houde). His publication Flore laurentienne is a botanical record of all species indigenous to southern Québec and was the first of its kind to be published.
1) PIERRE COUTURE, 'KIROUAC, CONRAD, named Brother Marie-Victorin, ' in Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. 17, University of Toronto/Université Laval, 2003-, accessed January 23, 2014,
2) 'Les jeunes années' in Société historique et culturelle du Marigot, accessed January 23 2014,
3) 'Marie Victorin - Les années d'apprentissage 1903-1920 (Dons pédagogique étonnants, ' Université de Montreal: Division des Archives, accessed January 23 2014,
Access IdentifierBP MUR CAN I C473
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_CAN_I_C473
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 C473
Date Available2014
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:
TranslationFor Christ and Country. Library.
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