Contents and Arrangement

Seal Matrix, 1000s

1 item

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Lead, 1.9 cm from top to bottom; 1.6 cm across the top. Shows a half shield or a harp.


Arranged into the following series: Series 1: Seal Matrices. Series 2: Charters with Seals; principally royal charters with the Great Seal of the Realm. Series 3: Wax Seals (without documents). Series 4: Wax Seal Impressions (without documents), 1860s.

Collection History


No materials were separated during processing.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by John Delaney with additional processing done by Don Skemer, and later processing done by Chloe Pfendler. Finding aid written by John Delaney. Finding aid updated by Chloe Pfendler and Julia English in 2018.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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Credit this material:

Seal Matrix; Bruce C. Willsie Collection of British Sigillography, C0953, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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