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[Bookplate for James Henry Browning]
[Bookplate for James Henry Browning]
Title[Bookplate for James Henry Browning]
Date Created[between 1889 and 1921?]
Sort Date1921
DescriptionCentered text with multiple fonts in black ink.
Extent1 bookplate : relief printing ; 6.4 x 3.3 cm
Subject - GeographicLongueuil (Québec)
Personal NamesBrowning, James Henry
TypeStill Image
NotesThis bookplate belongs to one of a father-son pair both named James Henry Browning. The elder Browning emigrated to Canada with his wife Sarah Jane Browning in 1870, and he served as a stenographer, then a law reporter, and then commissioner for Ontario and Québec in Montreal. They had seven children, of whom at least three survived to adulthood, and at least two died as children. Browning died between 1901 and 1911. The younger Browning (1879-1949) was the eldest Browning child. He initially found work as a stenographer, but quickly turned to music. He and his wife Minnie had at least four children, including a third James Browning. In 1920 Browning and his youngest sister Ethel took custody of their late brother's children, who afterwards lived with Ethel and her family. The two James H. Brownings both lived at 12 St. Thomas Street between 1889 and 1900. The younger Browning lived there again from 1906-1909 and 1919-1921. This bookplate dates to one of those ranges.
1) 'Alphabetical Directory.' Annuaires Lovell de Montreal et sa banlieue (1842-1999). Biblioteque et Archives nationales Québec.
2) Rannon, Pierre. Repertoires baptemes, mariages, et espultures de l'Eglise unie Gardenville 1905-1941. 2007.
3) Census Records: 1881 Census of Canada. Province: Québec, District: 90. Montreal(City), Sub-district: Montreal East, p. 18, line 21, 'Browning, James.'
4) 1891 Census of Canada. Province: Québec, District: 144 Chambly, Sub-district: Ville Longueuil, p. 29, line 25, 'Browning, James.' (rest of family on p. 30, lines 1-7) ,
5) 1911 Census of Canada. Province: Québec, District; 160 Hochelaga, Sub-district: 2 p. 11, line 43-5, 'Browning, James.'
6) 1921 Census of Canada. Province: Québec, District; Chambly-Vercheres, Sub-district: 13-Montreal South (town), p. 2, lines 17-24, 'Atkinson, Frank.'|_F0007989_x%2c_F00079D5|_F00079D5_x%2c_83004005|_83004005_x%2c_83004006|_83004006_x%2c_F000798B|_F000798B_x%2c_F000798C|_F000798C_x%2c_F000798D|_F000798D_x&uidh=mm8&_83004003-n_xcl=f&pcat=35&fh=4&h=4375089&recoff=&ml_rpos=5.
7) 1921 Census of Canada. Province: Québec, District; Chambly-Vercheres, Sub-district: 11-Longueuil, p. 71, line 5-10, 'Browning, James R.'
Access IdentifierBP MUR CAN P B76965
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_CAN_P_B76965
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 B76965
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:
TranscriptJAMES HENRY BROWNING Rose Cottage, (12 St. Thomas Street) LONGUEUIL, P. Q.
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