Bookplate Used by Philip Alexander Bruce
Original Author: 1915
Created: Elizabeth Newton Bruce, artist; H.A.W., printer
Medium: Probably a woodcut

Bookplate Used by Philip Alexander Bruce

The historian Philip Alexander Bruce, who had a particular interest in colonial-era Virginia, used this bookplate for his library of books. Designed in 1915 by his wife, Elizabeth Newton Bruce, and produced in London, the plate has Queen Elizabeth as the central figure and tobacco leaves around the border. The text beneath the image refers to Virginia as "the ancient state named for the Virgin Queen." Philip Alexander Bruce was born and raised in Caroline County, on a tobacco plantation called Staunton Hill.

Citation: Papers regarding Philip Alexander Bruce's historical writings and personal correspondence, 1899–1940. Accession #2889. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.