Historical information

Very early example of academic prize awarded to student J H Jessup only 5 years after the school commenced. At this time books were specially ordered from London where they were bound and embossed with the College crest.


Significantly early example of prize awarded by Principal for academic excellence. When this Prize was donated to the school we were unaware of J H Jessup existence as a student of the school.

Physical description

Light brown calf binding with gold lettering and decoration on covers and spine; six raised bands on spine with gold lettering on second compartment; College crest embossed on front cover; marbled endpapers and page edges; soiled and worn; book plate inside front cover

Inscriptions & markings

Book plate inside front cover: College crest / PRIZE / FOR / Geography / AWARDED TO / J H Jessup / CHRISTMAS 1896 / R O McCOY M.A. PRINCIPAL