George R. M. Ewing Jr. bookplate, 1928

Contributed by Cary Memorial Library in Wayne


The George R. M. Ewing Jr. bookplate is part of a collection created by Elizabeth Mast Hyatt to honor famed opera and concert singer Annie Louise Cary (1841-1921), who was born in the town of Wayne. A library built in the town in 1938 was named the Cary Memorial Library, and subsequently the bookplates became part of the library collections.

Artist Rockwell Kent, the bookplate's creator, spent five years on Monhegan Island, painting the landscape. His long career as a painter, draftsman and writer included the creation of over 160 bookplates.

The Latin quotation on this bookplate reads "Homo sum humani nihil a me alienum esse puto," translated as "I am a human being. I regard nothing of human concern as foreign to me."

In a letter to Elizabeth Hyatt, George Ewing's father wrote "It might be of interest to know that Mr. Kent designed the book-plate around my son's strongest hobbies - the theatre and books."

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About This Item

  • Title: George R. M. Ewing Jr. bookplate, 1928
  • Creator: Kent, Rockwell
  • Creation Date: 1928
  • Subject Date: 1928
  • Town: Wayne
  • County: Kennebec
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 10.92 cm x 7.42 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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