Greeting Cards

About the Cards

The Friends of the Library publish a variety of greeting cards featuring illustrated works from John W. Graham Library’s special collections. Proceeds from greeting card sales support the programs and services of the Graham Library and Trinity College Archives.

Cost: Packages of eight: $10.00 including tax.
Description: All cards are printed on heavy cream paper and are blank inside.
How to buy: Christmas/Winter Seasonal cards are available to purchase online, in packages of eight for $10. When your order has been filled, you will receive email confirmation with pickup instructions. Bring your email confirmation to the John W. Graham Library between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:45 p.m., Monday-Sunday. When you enter the library, you may pick up your cards at the front entrance check-in desk.

Covid protocols are in place; if you cannot wear a mask, please phone the library at 416-978-5851 and someone will bring your purchase to the door.

Payment methods: Online via debit or credit only and must be paid for online here. Graham Library is now cashless.

Christmas/Seasonal Cards

Redcurrant

Image of "Redcurrant" greeting card

Full colour, 5″ X 7″

From Nicolas François Regnault, La Botanique mis à la portée de tout le monde, ou Collection des plantes d’usage dans la médecine, dans les alimens et dans les arts. Paris, King’s Printer, 1774.

John W. Graham Library Rare Books Collection: http://go.utlib.ca/cat/4745638
 

 

 

 

 

Trillium

Card depicting Trillium and red columbines
Full colour, 5″ X 7″

Catherine Parr Traill; Painted & lithographed by Agnes FitzGibbon. From Canadian Wild Flowers. Montreal: John Lovell, 1869.

John W. Graham Library Rare Books Collection:

 

 

 

 

 

Juniper

Image of "Juniper" greeting card

Full colour, 5″ X 7″

From Nicolas François Regnault, La Botanique mis à la portée de tout le monde, ou Collection des plantes d’usage dans la médecine, dans les alimens et dans les arts. Paris, King’s Printer, 1774.

John W. Graham Library Rare Books Collection: http://go.utlib.ca/cat/4745638

 

 

 

 

 

Animals All

Black, 4.5″ X 6″
Wood engraving by Eric Gill, 1916.
From Engravings by Eric Gill
Bristol: D. Cleverdon, 1929.

John W. Graham Library Upjohn-Waldie Collection: http://go.utlib.ca/cat/4630672

 

 

 

 

Angel Headpiece

Black with red and gold border, 7″ × 3″
From The Book of Common Prayer
London, King’s Printer, 1662.

John W. Graham Library Rare Books Collection: http://go.utlib.ca/cat/3878255

 

 

Trinity in Winter

Full colour, 4.5″ x 6″

Illustration from a 1929 Christmas card in the Trinity College Archives by Stanley F. Turner (1883-1953)

Turner was a British Canadian artist who emigrated from England in 1903 to Saskatchewan where he farmed while pursuing a career in art. He moved to Toronto in 1911, and his work often depicted urban subjects, notably in Toronto and Quebec City.

 

 

 

 

Winter view of Fort Franklin

Black and white, 7″ x 5″;

From John Franklin, Narrative of a Second Expedition to the Shores of the Polar Sea in the Years 1825, 1826, 1827. London, J. Murray, 1828.

John W. Graham Library Upjohn-Waldie Collection: http://go.utlib.ca/cat/3877299

 

 

 

Boats in a Swell Amongst Ice

Black and white, 7″ x 5″;

From John Franklin, Narrative of a Second Expedition to the Shores of the Polar Sea in the Years 1825, 1826, 1827. London, J. Murray, 1828.

John W. Graham Library Upjohn-Waldie Collection: http://go.utlib.ca/cat/3888152

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