Five Kalman Kubinyi Works from the KSL Bookplate Collection Kelvin Smith Library Special Collections July, 2012
Margaret Cleaveland(1892-1984)A descendant of explorer andCleveland founder MosesCleaveland, MargaretCleaveland chose a mightysailing ship as the principleimage on her bookplate. Shewas well known for her manyyears of service as a librarianin the Cleveland Public SchoolSystem and for her activity inthe Alumnae Association ofthe College for Women(Western Reserve University)(1915)
Blanche Harvey (activeca.1928-1984)Blanche Harvey was active inthe Department of HomeEconomics at Flora StoneMather College for Women,(Western Reserve University)for over thirty-five years. Shedisplayed her love of botanyand books in the image andinscription chosen for herbookplate; clearly identified isa strawberry plant above theinscription “Inter FoliaFructus” (between the leavesof).
Albert Holden Higbee(1922- )Possibly his bookplate as ayoung man (when he was amember of the Masque andBrush Junior Drag), HoldenHigbee’s ex-libris features anaerial view of his childhoodhome on Sunshine Farm, andis embellished withequestrian themes. Built in1920 in GatesMills, Ohio, Sunshine Farmwas designed by ClevelandArchitect Phillip Small whocollaborated with artist HughSeaver to create a 20 acreestate overlooking the GatesMills Hunt Club and PoloFields.
William G. Mather (1857-1951)Well known Clevelandindustrialist, and prolific bookcollector, Mather looked tohis family’s past and presentfor illustrations on thispersonal bookplate.Featured at the top is a viewof the main house onMather’s elaborate Gwinnestate. In the center is a bookopened to reveal a portrait ofhis ancestor Richard Mather,father of New England’sPuritan clerical dynasty.William G. Mather’smonogram completes thedesign.
Jock Raymond (activeca.1927)A member of a storiedCleveland yachting family,Jock Raymond had as thecentral image of his bookplatea stylized rendering of hisCape Cod Knockabout “OldIronsides.”