|RMC Canada c. 1890s|
When the college first opened one of the things it had to create was a sufficient library for the faculty, staff, and company of gentlemen cadets. The college's first Commandant, Colonel Edward Osborne Hewett, recommended in a report to the Adjutant General dated 26 August 1879, "that the library be built on the grounds and opened no later than 1882". While it took a few years longer to realize this goal, eventually the college built a library for its rapidly growing collection of books.
|RMC Edwardian bookplate|
|The bookplate of No.47 Cadet Wurtele|
I have other RMC and related bookplates in my collection, but I'll save these for a future post. In the meantime, I hope you've enjoyed this blog and I look forward to any comments or questions you may have. Otherwise, good hunting for that next bookplate or book!