Title: Miss Murray’s album, coloured pencil drawing with butterfly specimen

Date: ca. 1829

Bibliographic Citation: Miss C.M. Murray’s Album, 1829 [manuscript].

Notes: This exceptional pencil drawing is supplemented by a carefully preserved butterfly specimen. It is found within a personal album filled with poems and original drawings. Some illustrations are mounted on the pages while others are sketched directly onto the album’s pages. Only a few are signed “C. M. Murray.” Others, when signed, bear different initials. The poems are written in at least six different hands suggesting that this bound volume functioned as a friendship album.

Physical Description: image.figure (illustration).colour 21 × 34 cm

Language: English

Description: The album’s pages became places where friends, family and acquaintances might contribute original or copied poems as well as illustrations that commemorate their bond with the album’s owner.

This album bears the armorial bookplate of Wood, Hollin-Hall, and the pictorial bookplate of Hilda Lane Mullins. It was presented to the library by Lady Roddick.

Subject: Murray, C. M., — Miss — Friends and associates
Manuscripts, English — Québec (Province) — Montréal.

Publisher: Rare Books and Special Collections, McGill University

is Part Of Exhibition: Interpersonal Print

Exhibition Theme: Sentimental Botany

Call Number: MSG 0146 Rare Books/Special Collections – Manuscript Collection

Image Identifier: 17a_003951616_murray-p85and85A