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1723 Copy of ‘A Life of Mahomet’ Possibly Morant’s (?) and Japanese Stamp Collection

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Part Of
Nicholas Morant fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of 2 books; one 18th century, one 20th century stamp book. Includes 1723 copy of ‘A Life of Mahomet’ by Humphrey Prideaux; missing front/back covers, replaced with plain brown paper covers. Handwritten title ‘Mahomet’ written on front cover and side binding in different handwritings; …
Date Range
1723
[ca. 1900 - ca. 1920]
[ca. 1920 - ca. 1940]
[ca. 1940 - ca. 1960]
Reference Code
M300 / III / D / 5 / 91 and 95
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Textual record
Private record
Published record
Part Of
Nicholas Morant fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
M300 / V500 / S20
Sous-Fonds
M300
Sub-Series
M300 / III / D / 5 : Personal Interest and Gifts
Accession Number
Unknown
Reference Code
M300 / III / D / 5 / 91 and 95
GMD
Textual record
Private record
Published record
Responsibility
Nicholas Morant (?), Nicholas Morant
Date Range
1723
[ca. 1900 - ca. 1920]
[ca. 1920 - ca. 1940]
[ca. 1940 - ca. 1960]
Physical Description
2 books (1 published, 1 stamp book)
History / Biographical
Humphrey Prideaux (1648-1724) was born in Cornwall and eventually became a Doctor of Divinity. Prideaux was an author of multiple textual works pertaining to faith and particularly Christianity. He was the Dean of Norwich from 1702 until his death in 1724.
Scope & Content
File consists of 2 books; one 18th century, one 20th century stamp book. Includes 1723 copy of ‘A Life of Mahomet’ by Humphrey Prideaux; missing front/back covers, replaced with plain brown paper covers. Handwritten title ‘Mahomet’ written on front cover and side binding in different handwritings; front believed to be by Nicholas Morant (?), side unknown. Also includes book of Japanese stamps collected by Nicholas Morant; many not dated, various designs and sizes, annotated on covers with Nicholas Morant's personal ink stamp.
Storage Range
In file box M300 / III / D / 5 / 75 to M300 / III / D / 5 / 91
Subject Access
Religion
Biography
Stamps
Postage
Geographic Access
England
Japan
Canada
Access Restrictions
Items in this file are not to be accessed or distributed without the explicit permission of their identified owner(s).
Reproduction Restrictions
Items in this file are not to be reproduced without the explicit permission of their identified owner(s).
Language
English
Conservation
'Mahomet' book must be stored with protective barrier to prevent further damage (i.e. acid-free paper).
Creator
Humphrey Prideaux, Nicholas Morant
Biographical Source Notes
https://www.ccel.org/ccel/prideaux
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
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Antique Maps of India and Germany, Walter Wilcox Mounts

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Part Of
Nicholas Morant fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of 13 antique maps, 6 of which depict regions in India and 7 which depict regions in Germany. Content pertains to a small map collection originally issued to Tim Ffrench (?) during WWII which were later owned by Nicholas Morant. Some maps of Indian regions contain personal annotations…
Date Range
1868
1892
1894
1903
1904
1917
1921
1950
Reference Code
M300 / III / D / 5 / 54 to 66 O.S. & V500 / III / D / 5 / PA - 96 O.S.
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Map
Textual record
Part Of
Nicholas Morant fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
M300 / S20 / V500
Sous-Fonds
M300 & V500
Sub-Series
M300 & V500 / III / D / 5 : Personal Interest and Gifts
Accession Number
7784
Reference Code
M300 / III / D / 5 / 54 to 66 O.S. & V500 / III / D / 5 / PA - 96 O.S.
GMD
Map
Textual record
Responsibility
Nicholas Morant
Date Range
1868
1892
1894
1903
1904
1917
1921
1950
Physical Description
13 Maps: print; b&w, and set of 4 rag paper mounts
Scope & Content
File consists of 13 antique maps, 6 of which depict regions in India and 7 which depict regions in Germany. Content pertains to a small map collection originally issued to Tim Ffrench (?) during WWII which were later owned by Nicholas Morant. Some maps of Indian regions contain personal annotations and highlighted/coloured routes; none of German maps are annotated. File also contains set of 4 rag paper mounts, annotated. 3 naming artist Walter Wilcox (likely formerly held his works but are now blank). One labelled 'Model'.
Notes
Maps were originally stored together in one poster tube labelled: "MAPS OF GERMANY INDIA See notes inside" Shipping label: PLS HOLD Armand To Nicholas Morant 222 Melville Ave Westmount Montreal" (with two 3 - cent stamps attached) Note inside, written by Nicholas Morant: "These maps were among those issued to Capt. Tim Ffrench (?) preparatory to intelligence work done during W. War II" Signed "Nick M." Wilcox mounts were stored in brown paper packaging with several other blank mounts (disposed of). Labelled section of original paper packaging has been stored with mounts in oversize box for reference.
Subject Access
Geography
Travel
Geographic Access
Germany
India
Access Restrictions
Items in this file are not to be accessed or distributed without the explicit permission of their identified owners
Reproduction Restrictions
Items in this file are not to be reproduced without the explicit permission of their identified owners.
Language
English
German
Conservation
Items must be kept only with items of similar materials, and stored with protective acid-free barriers to prevent further damage.
Creator
Indian Atlas, various others
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
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Part Of
Nicholas Morant fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of two hardcover books. Contains 1 copy of 'The Glittering Mountains of Canada' (1925), with inserted notes typed by Nicholas Morant pertaining to Jimmy Simpson, book signed by Edward Feuz; 1 copy of 'The Queen's Highway' (1887), annotated by Nicholas Morant and containing a travel ag…
Date Range
1887
1925
Reference Code
M300 / III / D / 5 / 50 to 51
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Textual record
Published record
Part Of
Nicholas Morant fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
M300 / S20 / V500
Sous-Fonds
M300
Sub-Series
M300 / III / D / 5 : Personal Interest and Gifts
Accession Number
7784
Reference Code
M300 / III / D / 5 / 50 to 51
GMD
Textual record
Published record
Responsibility
Produced by J. Monroe Thorington & Stuart Cumberland
Date Range
1887
1925
Physical Description
2 Textual records: books
Scope & Content
File consists of two hardcover books. Contains 1 copy of 'The Glittering Mountains of Canada' (1925), with inserted notes typed by Nicholas Morant pertaining to Jimmy Simpson, book signed by Edward Feuz; 1 copy of 'The Queen's Highway' (1887), annotated by Nicholas Morant and containing a travel agent's business card, ca. 1900.
Storage Range
In file box M300 / III / D / 5 / 50 to M300 / III / D / 5 / 51.
Name Access
Simpson, Jimmy
Subject Access
Mountains
Travel
Geographic Access
Canada
Access Restrictions
Items in this file are not to be accessed or distributed without the explicit permission of their identified copyright owners.
Reproduction Restrictions
Items in this file are not to be reproduced without the explicit permission of their identified copyright owners.
Language
English
Conservation
Items with risky materials, such as adhesives, must be covered with an acid-free paper barrier to protect adjacent items. Damaged bindings on these items may need additional packaging to prevent further damage while being moved.
Creator
J. Monroe Thorington & Stuart Cumberland
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
Less detail
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