2017 Bernard Amtmann Fellowship Awarded

The Bibliographical Society of Canada (BSC) is pleased to announce that Sarah de Bogui has been selected as the recipient of the Bernard Amtmann Fellowship.

Sarah de Bogui is a librarian at the Médiathèque d’Orléans in France who is currently completing her Master’s degree in early modern history at the Université d’Orléans. Her project, titled “Le manuscrit du « Journal de Murray » : entre témoignage historique et histoire individuelle à Québec sous le Régime militaire (1760-1764),” will examine a compilation of historical documents known as “Le Journal de Murray” held at the Université de Montréal. General James Murray (1721 – 1794) was a British military officer who served as military governor of the District of Québec in 1760 and who became governor of the Province of Quebec in 1763. Ms. De Bogui’s project will examine and contextualize this journal relating to Murray’s time as Governor of Québec.  She will determine the identity of the manuscript’s editor, and trace its custodial history through 200 years. The manuscript was at one time purchased from Bernard Amtmann himself before being donated by Louis Melzack to the Université de Montreal.

The Bernard Amtmann Fellowship is offered in memory of Bernard Amtmann (1907-1979), the noted bookseller and specialist in Canadiana. The Fellowship is offered every three years to support the work of a scholar in one of Mr. Amtmann’s principal areas of interest: Canadiana, book collecting, bookselling, and bibliography.

For more information about the BSC and the Bernard Amtmann Fellowship, visit: https://www.bsc-sbc.ca/.

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