Queen Alexandra bookplate, ca. 1925

Contributed by Cary Memorial Library in Wayne

Description

Alexandra of Denmark was queen of the United Kingdom by virtue of having married King Edward VII, who ruled from 1901 until his death in 1910. This bookplate was enclosed in a 1925 letter from Queen Alexandra's private secretary to Elizabeth Hyatt, who had written to many notable people requesting donations to her collection. The return address on the letter was Marlborough House, London S.W.

The bookplate depicts a castle, the Danish flag, part of a musical score, several dogs, and books with the names of well-known authors and composers.

Elizabeth Hyatt compiled her bookplate collection in honor of Annie Louise Cary (1841-1921), an esteemed opera and concert singer, who was born in Wayne, and for whom the current library was named.

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About This Item

  • Title: Queen Alexandra bookplate, ca. 1925
  • Creation Date: circa 1925
  • Subject Date: circa 1925
  • Town: Wayne
  • County: Kennebec
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 12.27 cm x 8.9 cm
  • Local Code: B (Box)
  • Collection: Bookplate collection
  • Object Type: Text and Image

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Cary Memorial Library in Wayne
17 Old Winthrop Road, Wayne, ME 04284
(207) 685-3612
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