Bookplates of Thomas Brushfield (1828-1910) & Henry Ellacombe (1790-1885)
Two bookplates on the front fly-leaf of a tract on the Lord's supper from 1641. The first belongs to Henry Ellacombe, a pioneer of campanology, and the second to Thomas Brushfield, a specialist in lunacy, who pioneered relatively humane treatments for patients at Surrey County Asylum, including non-restraint.
Both men had antiquarian interests and Brushfield was a founder member of the Devon and Cornwall Record Society after his retirement, making Walter Raleigh his special object of study (Raleigh's portrait appears on the bookplate shown here).
Gift of Francis Puryer White.