Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library Archives

Item 2019-02-27-01 - Bradford Public Library Book Plate

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CA BWGPL AR-Library-2019-02-27-01


Bradford Public Library Book Plate


  • c. 1988 (Creation)

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Paper Book Plate

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Ian Reid

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Book plate was found in an old library book.

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A book plate with black calligraphy style writing, one of many done by Ian Reid.

"Ian Reid was a resident of West Gwillimbury before Bradford amalgamated in 1991. He live on the 11th line of WG. He was a very popular citizen, always dressed in his Scottish kilt and accessories for anything festive or celebrative. In town, he recited 'Ode to a Haggis' on Robbie Burns Day in one of the local pubs at the time, which I attended. He was known in the library as the Patron who did all the calligraphy for our book plates. If any family made a donation to the library in the form of a memorial, or just purchasing books for the library, Ian Reid graciously on his own time made these book plates which are prominently displayed in the books..." (See sources)

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  • English

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Ian Reid description written by Heidi Northover (Information Services Technician), February 2019.

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