Sunday, August 02, 2009
Bookplates For The Hamill Family
Thank you, Jacob Lurie for sending this additional information in response to last week's posting.
I have , over the years acquired bookplates used by the Hamill family of Illinois and am expecting several more from a recent exchange. They will be posted next week.
The skeleton plate on the left was designed by Warren Chappell.
The two centaurs on the right were done by Norman Forgue of The Black Cat Press
Alfred E. Hamill , his wife Clarice and many family members had bookplates designed by the leading designers of the twentieth century.
Mr. Hamill was a Chicago and Lake Forest investment banker and president of the Newberry Library Board of Trustees, ( 1929 to 1953).
He was born in Chicago in 1883 , graduated from Yale University in 1905, and resided in Lake Forest, Illinois. His business career began at the Northern Trust Company and ended at Goldman, Sachs, and Company. He was a trustee of the Presbyterian Hospital , the Chicago Child Care Society, vice-president of the Chicago Art Institute, and president of the Lake Forest Public Library . Mrs Hamill was a book designer and illustrator.
The Centaur plate on the left was done by Thomas Maitland Cleland.
Clarice Hamill was a book illustrator so I am assuming she designed her own bookplate
The Sterling Morton Hamill plate was designed by Ernst Puehler.
The Centaur plate on the right is a wood cut by Joseph Low
Enjoying your bookplate blog.
All the best,
Richard Cady, Prescott, AZ.
I'm also working on cataloging/uploading some plates from the Cornelia Neltnor Anthony collection--not her main one that is at the West Chicago, IL, library, but a smaller and more personal one with correspondence, etc. from her late nephew, Edwin Neltnor Asmann, LF College Class of 1927. There are several prints by John W. Evans along with correspondence with him, 1935-40; also some interesting other plates--including a Cavendish/Duke of Devonshire (Chatsworth) plate, baroque in style, not now to be found on Google.
Thank you for your fine blog!
Arthur H. Miller, Archivist and Librarian for Special Collections, Donnelley and Lee Library, Lake Forest College, email@example.com.