Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Illuminated addresses

Jubilee celebrations continue with the digitisation by the National Archives (UK) of a portion of the highly ornate ‘Privy Purse series’. These are congratulatory illuminated addresses presented to Queen Victoria to celebrate her Golden Jubilee in 1887 and Diamond Jubilee in 1897.

Meanwhile back at the Central City Library, illuminated addresses also form part of the Sir George Grey Special Collections. You can view an online exhibition of these beautifully illustrated and decorated addresses created for a variety of occasions.

Ref: 799-NZMS-1203A,
Sir George Grey Special Collections

Ref: 799-NZMS-1203B,
Sir George Grey Special Collections


 




 

2 comments:

  1. Wonderful post. I love the fact that I can sit in Henderson and page through treasures of the Sir George Grey Special Collections via the digital exhibition link. Well worth a looksee.

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  2. Many thanks for your comment. I'm glad that you are enjoying the blog and online access to the Sir George Grey Special Collections. There are lots more online exhibitions to explore - check out the following link (please copy and paste into your browser):
    http://www.aucklandcitylibraries.com/DigitalLibrary/topicpages/virtualexhibitions.aspx

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