Book shelves in Kathleen Major Library, St Hilda's College

College Library and Archive

Treasure Of The Month

St Hilda's Book Plate

Should you open an early book from our special collections, you will likely find on the inside cover this wonderful bookplate featuring St Hilda of Whitby (614-680) , after whom the College is named. The Annual Report 1925–1926 noted its creation: 

"Mr New has designed a beautiful common seal with a full length figure of St Hilda, a book-plate and a badge for note paper adapted from the seal design, as well as a less elaborate badge for the College blazer." [PUB 001/29]

Artist Edmund Hort New (1871–1931) was a prominent book illustrator and member of The Birmingham Group of Artists which was associated with the Arts and Crafts Movement. 

St Hilda's book plate (1926) by E.H. New