.Throughout this posting I will be using two references Charles Dexter Allen's American Book-Plates and Paul Latcham's Bookplates In The Trophy Style
The Thomas H.Henderson Plate is Allen # 373.(Latcham #229b)
The James Henderson Plate is not listed by Allen and is Latcham # 229a
My copy of the James Henderson is dated in ink 1790.
Waldon N.Edwards was a congressman from North Carolina.Here is some biographical information extracted from this site:
"EDWARDS, Weldon Nathaniel, a Representative from North Carolina; born in Gaston, Northampton County, N.C., January 25, 1788; attended Warrenton Academy; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1810 and commenced practice in Warrenton, N.C.; member of the State house of representatives in 1814 and 1815; elected as a Republican to the Fourteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Nathaniel Macon; reelected as a Republican to the Fifteenth, Sixteenth, and Seventeenth Congresses, elected as a Crawford Republican to the Eighteenth Congress, and as a Jacksonian to the Nineteenth Congress; and served from February 7, 1816, to March 3, 1827; chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Treasury (Eighteenth Congress), Committee on Public Expenditures (Nineteenth Congress); declined to be a candidate for reelection in 1826; returned to his plantation; member of the State senate 1833-1844; member of the State constitutional convention in 1835; again elected to the State senate in 1850 and chosen its president; president of the State secession convention in 1861; died in Warren County, N.C., December 18, 1873; interment in a private cemetery at his home, “Poplar Mount,” about twelve miles from Warrenton, Warren County, N.C."
The Major Reuben Humphreys plate is Latcham #192 and was engraved by Peter Brunton.. It is exceedingly rare.My copy is a re-strike from the original copper.
I will continue with some additional examples next week.
If you want to send scans of bookplates with flags for inclusion in the blog send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
See you next week.