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Finley, John H. (John Huston), 1863-1940
Finley, John H. (John Huston), 1863-1940
OriginatorFinley, John H. (John Huston), 1863-1940
DesignerFinley, John H. (John Huston), 1863-1940
EngraverW. & A. K. Johnston, Edinburgh
StyleBook plate
Bookplate TypePictorial
Bookplate FunctionOwnership
Institutional or PersonalPersonal
Dimensions77x90 mm
OrientationPortrait
Bookplate TextEX LIBRIS / FIDE ET FORTITUDINE / "THE CAIRN OF REMEMBRANCE" / John Finley
DescriptionBetween two tall trees, two swords held in hands couped (in heraldic terms) above the wrist, one pointing down, grasped on the blade, the other pointing up, grasped on the grip, amid motto: Fide et fortitudine (With faith and courage). A cairn of stones with legend: "The cairn of remembrance".
NoteFinley was President of the University of the State of New York and Commissioner of Education (cf. Ward).
ReferenceWard, Harry P. Some American college bookplates. Columbus, Ohio: Champlin, 1915. Page 293.
RightsRare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; For more information, please contact the Rare Book and Manuscript Library: https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/7016277
CollectionJohn Starr Stewart Ex Libris Collection
Local Identifierexlibris1005.jp2
Repository/Holding LibraryUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Rare Book and Manuscript Library
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