Book Stamps

Book Stamps, Plates, Stickers, and Owner Notes

in

The Gonzaga Collection:

Rare Books from the Jesuit Oregon Province

A Preliminary List

(Catherine Brown Tkacz, September 27, 2006)

(first images added February 16, 2008)

A resource for research into intellectual history and institutional history of the Inland Northwest and a rich resource for such study of the Jesuits in particular consists in the book stamps, plates, stickers, and owner notes found in the volumes of The Gonzaga Collection: Rare Books from the Jesuit Oregon Province. This preliminary finding aid treats only a small portion of such evidence. A few years ago Ms. Sharon Prendergast, then Library Assistant in Special Collections, prepared a list of eighteen volumes with various book stamps, for Fr. Fredric W. Schlatter, S.J. The present list greatly expands on her list.

Alphabetical order governs this list. If the owner was an institution, the entry is alphabetized here by the first word of the stamp, plate, sticker, or note. If the owner was a private person or bookseller, then the entry is alphabetized by the surname (in all capital letters) of that person. Entries are given with the capitalization and punctuation found in the original. Details of shape of the stamp, etc., and color of ink are sometimes noted to help the cataloger or researcher identify additional occurrences of the same stamp. Where it is known, the proper form of the name of the institution is also indicated so that it can be included as an Added Entry in the electronic catalog record. In the quoted text of the book stamps and stickers and plates, sometimes a slash mark (/) is used to indicate line breaks to aid the researcher in identifying exact matches of the same stamp, sticker or plate. These slashes will most likely not be included in electronic catalog records. Finally, included in the alphabetical list are proper names of cities and states, etc., with "see" references to the pertinent book stamps. That is, one can look up "Oregon" and be directed to stamps of the Oregon Province.

Other book stamps not listed below are in A62; L45; Spec Coll. BS64.V2 1868 OVERSIZE. A handwritten owner note is in vol. 1 of F31. At least one volume bears a book stamp for Spokane Falls in Washington Territory, but any note of which volume that is has been lost. Also, at least one volume holds a book stamp showing the ownership of John Evelyn (1620-1706), the famous diarist and friend of Samuel Pepys.

ALASKA MISSION, S.J., HOLY CROSS RESIDENCE: purple book stamp. On title page of L67; in L84. Include added entry: St. Michael’s Jesuit Mission (Saint Michael, Alaska)

ANSON: Thomas Anson Esq, engraved with crest: Book plate. Inside front cover of A1 1693

BAKER: Sold by Thomas Baker...:[book dealer]: Book sticker. In B78, D34, etc. Marshall card for B63: "On inside covers: Pasted in label of Thomas Baker, London, the bookseller." Also found in volumes in the stacks in Foley, e g.: BV170.H5, v. 1.

  

BIB. COLL. VALGIR. S.J.:

Book plate. In L44; L65. Compare this to GYMNAS. IMM. CONC. SOC. IES. / PARIS. AD VALL. GIR. / IHS

Jesuit book stamp (from Bologna?) in Antoninus, SUMMA THEOLOGICA (1490)  

Bibl. Coll. Bolon. / Soc. Jesu.: Book plate.

Inside front cover of A42. Probably from Bologna.



BIBLIOTHECA / SEATTLE, WASH., oval book stamp with, in center: C. SS. R. ad SS. Con. Jesu. On t.p. of M16. Added name: Congregatio Sanctissimi Redemptoris (C. SS. R.)

Bibl[iotheca] Junioratus Prov. Oreg. S.J.: oval book stamp. On verso of front fly leaf of D34

BIBL[IOTHECA] SCHOLASTICATUS / PROV. CALIF. Circular book stamp (1 15/16" diam.) in purple ink, with the words placed in the upper and lower arcs. Inside this stamp, above the word CALIF. is a second, small stamp, curved to nest above the word "CALIF." This second stamp reads simply: OREG. S.J. The pair are found in A9; G 65; L55, vol. 1; on front fly leaf and t.p. of L43; on front fly leaf of L60; on front inner fly leaf and t.p. of L76; inside front cover of M78; on front fly leaf of O6; on front fly leaf of S71; front fly leaf of T80. Also: BX890.D74 1891: Joannis Duns Scoti opera omnia (Parisiis: apud L. Vivès, 1891-1895), 26 vols. [seen 7-17-06]. The Marshall card for C37 notes the presence of the California stamp – has that book also got the stamp for OREG. S.J.? Added entries: "Jesuits. California Province" and "Jesuits. Oregon Province, 1932-."

BIBL[IOTHECA] SCHOLASTICATUS / PROV. CALIF. / CURSUS PHIL. Circular book stamp (1 15/16" diam.) in purple ink, with the words placed in the upper and lower arcs and across the center. Inside this stamp, above the word CALIF. is a second, small stamp, curved to nest above the word "CALIF." This second stamp reads simply: OREG. S.J. The pair are found in on the second fly leaf of V32. Added entries: "Jesuits. California Province" and "Jesuits. Oregon Province, 1932-."

BIBL[IOTHECA] SCHOLASTICATUS / PROV. CALIF. / CURSUS THEOL. Circular stamp (1 15/16" diam.) in purple ink, with the words placed in the upper and lower arcs and across the center. Inside this stamp, above the word CALIF. is a second, small stamp, curved to nest above the word "CALIF." This second stamp reads simply: OREG. S.J. The pair are found in L 17; front fly leaf of M42; inner fly leaf of M53; front fly leaf of S36; front fly leaf of S76. Added entries: "Jesuits. California Province" and "Jesuits. Oregon Province, 1932-."

BIBL[IOTHECA] SCHOLASTICATUS / PROV. OREG. S.J. Circular book stamp found in volumes in the Stacks of Foley: BV170.H5 v. 1 (=Henry Bradshaw Society). Added entry: "Jesuits. Oregon Province, 1932-."

BIBL. SEC. COLL. ROM. SOC. IESV.: In O6

BIBL[IOTHECA] THEOLOGATUS / PROV. CALIFORNIAE / S.J.: oval book stamp with S.J. in center. In A 5, vol. 1. Added entry: "Jesuits. California Province."

Bologna: see Bibl. Coll. Bolon.

California: see stamps beginning BIBL[IOTHECA] SCHOLASTICATUS and BIBL[IOTHECA] THEOLOGATUS.

 book stamps in Antoninuns, Summa Theologica (1494)COLLEGIUM TUQUETANUM / BEATÆ MARIÆ VIRGINIS: oval book stamp in purple ink with IHS in the center. Note the central IHS (the abbreviation for the holy name of IHesuS) with the cross above and the three nails of the crucifixion below: two nails for Jesus' hands and one for his overlapped feet. In A 42. From a Jesuit college in Tuquet, near Mouscron in Belgium.


 Jesuit book stamp from Louvain in Antoninus, SUMMA THEOLOGICA (1490)  

COLL. MAX. S.J. LOVAN. / BIBLIOTHECA, round red stamp with IHS in center. From Louvain. In A9, with the number 140787 added on verso of tp.; A42

DODSON: Chas. Gaskell Dodson: book plate. Inside front cover of each volume of zz004 = Spec Coll. PS1862.A1 1860.

 Jesuit book stamp from Helena, MT 

DOMUS S.J. / HELENAE, IN MONTANA.

book stamp. On front fly leaf of M42, where it has been overstruck by a purple book stamp of the St. Ignatius Mission.

Duplum Bibl[iothecae] Reg[iae] Monacensis. The Marshall card reports this for B95. I expanded the abbreviation from records in WorldCat. "Monacensis" is the toponymic for Munich.

Duplum V.E.: book stamp. On half-title page of O6

ÉCOLE SAINTE GENEVIÈVE B.D.J.: oval book stamp in rust-colored ink. On t.p. of L76

EVEYLN, John: book stamp [in a volume not identified]. Added entry: Evelyn, John, 1620-1706

Ex Bibliotheca / majori Coll. Rom. / Societ. Jesu: rectangular book sticker. Inside front cover of O6

Rev. C. J. McNeil, book stamp, in B62.  

Ex Libris / Rev. C. J. McNeil: In B62.

Rev. McNeil was a diocesan priest from Canada whose brother was a Jesuit priest of the Oregon Province (Information from Fr. Schlatter).

France: See Paris and ÉCOLE SAINTE GENEVIÈVE

Frederick, Maryland: see NOVITIATE FREDERICK

   


Garant & Trudel Libraire, Quebec: oval book stamp in teal ink. In M16.

GONZAGA COLLEGE / Science Department / Spokane, Wash.: book stamp. Inside front fly leaf of V32

 Jesuit book stamp from Paris 

GYMNAS. IMM. CONC. SOC. IES. / PARIS. AD VALL. GIR. / IHS:

oval book stamp in teal ink with IHS in center: L55, vol. 1, tp.; also BX3704.A2 1827, copy 2 (formerly J18 v. 1)

Compare this to BIB. COLL. VALGIR. S.J. (above). 

ISTED: Ambrose Isted Esq: Book plate. On verso of tp of E9.

Italy: see Bologna and Rome.

JESUIT FATHERS LIBRARY ST. IGNATIUS MISSION, St. Ignatius Montana: oval book stamp. On t.p. and on p. ã ij of zz020; on front fly leaf of S71

Jesuit Scholasticate Library / Spokane, Washington. Bookplate. In D34, v. 1. Inside front cover of W11. In SPEC COLL BS64.V2 1868. Dr. Michael W. Tkacz also showed me a plate reading "Jesuit Scholasticate Library, Spokane, Washington" with a stamp "Philosophy Seminar Room" in a volume of the valuable Borgnet edition of St. Albertus Magnus (BX890.A4 1890).

Jesuit / Scholasticate / Library / SPOKANE, WASHINGTON, sticker. Beneath it, the stamp: PHILOSOPHY SEMINAR / ROOM. Inside front cover of Albertus Magnus, Opera Omnia, v. 12 ( Oversize BX890.A4 1951, v. 12). Also in vol. 1 and v. 72 of BV170.B5 in the STACKS (Henry Bradshaw Society)

Juniorate Library / St. Francis Xavier Novitiate / Sheridan, Oregon: book stamp. On front paste down and facing fly of SPEC COLL OVERSIZE Z114.C677 (Lowe, Codices latini antiquiores), also on verso of front fly leaf of D34, also on flyleaf [1] of each volume of V25 Virgil’s Aeneis (now PA6807 .A5B7 1716). Added entry: St. Francis Xavier Novitiate, Sheridan, Oregon, 1932-1966 (it then became a scholasticate, 1966-1983). Formally named "Jesuit Novitiate of Sheridan, Oregon," on April 14, 1936 (information from Fr. Fredric W. Schlatter, S.J., in August 2006).

KNIGHT: "Gift of ... / Date..." stamp, filled in: Mr. R. E. Lee Knight, May 3, 1954. Inside front cover of G30

Library of Congress: Book plate. Inside front cover of A1 1693.

   

Livraria d_ Carm. De __ ____: handwritten owner note. [Note: Livraria is the Spanish and Portuguese word for Library.] On t.p. of vol. 1 and vol. 2 of L55.

Louvain: see COLL. MAX. S.J. LOVAN

Port Townsend book stamp, in Drexel volume   "Manresa Hall Library, Pt. Townsend, Wash." – Book stamp in zz065, now Special Collections BX2349.D74 1630 (Jeremias Drexel, S.J., Gymnasium patientiae).
owner inscription on title page of Lapide, COMMENTARIUS IN IEREMIAM, vol. 2

Maryland: see NOVITIATE FREDERICK

McCLURE: Edmund McClure, A.M. (Engraved with image and motto): Book plate. In B78.

 Rocky Mountain Mission book stamp, in L43 

Mont. Sax. / Miss. SS. Cord.:

rectangular book sticker of Rocky Mountains Mission. On t.p. of L43; on t.p. of L60.

Montana: see stamps beginning DOMUS S.J. HELENAE and JESUIT FATHERS and ST. IGNATIUS.

[Mount St. Michael’s–check details], embossed book stamp. On t.p. of A54. Added entry: Mount St. Michael’s, Spokane, Washington, 1916-1970. Formally named Mount St. Michael’s Seminary of Philosophy and Science; Spokane, Washington, on August 27, 1957 (information from Fr. Fredric W. Schlatter, S.J., in August 2006).

Munich: see Duplum Bibl[iothecae] Reg[iae] Monacensis.

NOVITIATE FREDERICK, book stamp: From Frederick, MD, one of the earliest Jesuit novitiates in the U.S. On t.p. of S76

OLD BOOKS / MT. ST. MICHAELS / SPOKANE, WASH.: rectangular book stamp. In B78, inside front cover of G30; G 65; inside front cover of T72; inside front fly leaf of V32; inside front cover of zz020. Added entry: Mount St. Michael’s, Spokane, Washington, 1916-1970.

Oregon: In addition to stamps beginning with this word, see "Juniorate Library" and "St. Francis Xavier Novitiate."

OREG[ON]. S.J.: A small, curved stamp, designed to be stamped just above the word "CALIF." in the circular book stamp of the California Province. Once the Oregon Province was established in 1932, it acquired ownership of several books that had been owned previously by the California Province, of which Oregon had been a part. For books with the Oregon stamp, see stamps beginning BIBL[IOTHECA] SCHOLASTICATUS. In at least one volume, ownership by the California Province had been indicated by a penned note on the flyleaf, not a book stamp, and the curved OREG. S.J. stamp appears there solo. Added entry: Jesuits. Oregon Province, 1932-.

Oregon Jesuit Mission 1829: penned owner note inside front cover of T80.

[Oregon Province]: L17

Paris: See BIB. COLL. VALGIR... and GYMNAS. IMM. CONC....

PLUMPTRE: Russell Plumptre, M.D. (d. 1793), Regius Professor of Physic at Queen’s College Cambridge from 1741 onwards. Penned owner inscription on on flyleaf [2] of each volume of V25 Virgil’s Aeneis (now PA6807 .A5B7 1716): "E Libris/ Russelli Plump[tre]/ Coll: Regin: Cantab:". Added entry: Russell Plumptre, M.D. (d. 1793), Regius Professor of Physic [!] at Queen's College Cambridge.

Port Townsend: see "Manresa Hall Library, Pt. Townsend, Wash."

Rocky Mountains Mission: see below, also stamp beginning Mont. Sax.

ROCKY MTS. MISSION: book stamp. On t.p. of T72

Rome: see BIBL. SEC. COLL. ROM. and "Ex Bibliotheca...."

St. Francis Xavier Novitiate / Faculty Library / Sheridan, Oregon: Book stamp. On front endpaper, etc., of L136, vol. 1. Added entry: St. Francis Xavier Novitiate, Sheridan, Oregon, 1932-1966; it then became a scholasticate, 1966-1983 (Dates supplied by Rev. Fredric W. Schlatter, S.J., 7-25-06). Formally named "Jesuit Novitiate of Sheridan, Oregon," on April 14, 1936 (information from Fr. Fredric W. Schlatter, S.J., in August 2006).

ST. IGNATIUS MISSION, / MONTANA: rectangular book stamp. In F31, vol. 1; on front fly leaf of M42; on t.p. of M53; on t.p. of M78; on t.p. of S36; on t.p. of S76.

ST. IGNATIUS MONT.: round book stamp. On t.p. of M53; on t.p. of M78; on t.p. of S36,

St. Michael’s / Institute: book stamp. On t.p. and bottom edge of text block of Albertus Magnus, Opera Omnia, v. 12 (Oversize BX890.A4 1951, v. 12).

SHEFFIELD: Edward ____ / Lord Sheffield": Book plate. In D34, v. 1.

Sheridan, Washington: See below, also stamps beginning "Juniorate Library" and "St. Francis Xavier Novitiate." The Novitiate was in existence 1932-1966, when it became a Scholasticate until it closed in 1983 (Dates supplied by Rev. Fredric W. Schlatter, S.J., 7-25-06). Formally named "Jesuit Novitiate of Sheridan, Oregon," on April 14, 1936 (information from Fr. Fredric W. Schlatter, S.J., in August 2006).

 Sheridan book plate commemorating gift of Mr. and Mrs. Brendan O'Farrell, Book of Armagh (edition)  

Book plate with donor names typed in: "Juniorate Library / St. Francis Xavier Novitiate / Sheridan, Oregon / Presented by / Mr. and Mrs. Brendan O'Farrell." In A62, Book of Armagh (modern edition with facsimiles).

Added entry: St. Francis Xavier Novitiate, Sheridan, Oregon, 1932-1966, when it became a Scholasticate, in existence 1966-1983 (information from Fr. Fredric W. Schlatter, 7-25-06). Formally named "Jesuit Novitiate of Sheridan, Oregon," on April 14, 1936 (information from Fr. Fredric W. Schlatter, S.J., in August 2006).

Tuquet: see Collegium Tuquetanum....

 book stamps on title page of Lapide, Commentaria in Quatuor prophetas maiores

Washington: see BIBLIOTHECA / SEATTLE..., GONZAGA..., Jesuit Scholasticate Library..., [Mount St. Michael’s], and OLD BOOKS.

WAY: One of Gonzaga's two bound manuscripts (zz011) has handwritten owner names on front endpaper, including R. E. Way 1936; his engraved book plate is also inside the front cover: Robert Edward Way.

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