At Nottinghamshire Archives on Saturday 23 February 2019, 1.30 – 5.30pm. There will be a joint event hosted by Nottinghamshire Archives, the Friends of Nottinghamshire Archives and the Friends of The National Archives. The event will examine local and nationally held records to reveal the roles of signatures and seals in identifying the ownership of documents.
Ruth Imeson, Heritage Services Manager for Nottinghamshire will explore the signatures held in Nottinghamshire Archives, the reasons for their existence, and the different styles of signature used by some of the county’s most and least famous residents
Dr Paul Dryburgh, Principal Record Specialist at The National Archives will explore the practices and rituals of sealing, the materials used, their iconography and heraldry, the different types of seal used by institutions and individuals and how sealing changed over time.
The talks will be followed by a chaired discussion and accompanied by a display of original documents/ artefacts. Light refreshments will be available.
General admission £11.67 (including £1.67 fee).
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