Carmalt Jones and Fitchett Memorial bookplate.
University of Otago Medical Library - NZ Colln Jnls
Otago University Medical Students
On the retirement of Professors D. W. Carmalt Jones and Professor F. Fitchett, a sum of 300 pounds was collected by graduates of the Medical School to commemorate the services of these two eminent teachers. The graduates stated that the sum was to be invested and that the interest was to be used to purchase books for the Medical Library. It was suggested that special labels be printed and inserted in the books purchased from the fund. The bookplates were designed by a well-known Dunedin artist, Mabel McIndoe. In the design, the border of the Maori rafter pattern, Ngutukura, marks the plate as being essentially New Zealand. The book and torch denoted a school of learning and the light of knowledge. The snake was used as the emblem of medicine.
NZ Colln Jnls, D, Digest, v. 2, no. 5, Oct 1944, fp. 28
McIndoe, Mabel, 1872-1956, “Carmalt Jones and Fitchett Memorial bookplate.,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed February 9, 2023, https://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/5923.