Seals and coats of arms
Scope and Contents
A collection of letters, pictures and two seals received in reply to the R.C.I. circular of 1904, with later additions, including booklets, newscuttings, newsletters and volumes. A summary list describing the earlier material is in the first box.
- 1904 - 1989
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Biographical / Historical
In October 1904 the Librarian of the Royal Colonial Institute sent circulars to all the Empire territories requesting a copy of their seal and coat of arms. Fifty-eight replies were received, some including an impression of the seal (Canada and Tasmania sent full-sized wax impressions), and others including specially-made drawings.
0.03 cubic metre(s) (2 archive boxes) : paper
Language of Materials
Former / Other Reference
Other Finding Aids
Donald H. Simpson, ed., 'The manuscript catalogue of the library of the Royal Commonwealth Society' (London, 1975), p. 35.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Received from various sources.
This collection level description was created by RAS.
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