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Highlights of specific items in the collections:

City of London (England). Corporation 
Copy of freedom, City of London : London, 1911 October 2. 

DA687.C67 F74 1911

View of 1911 Freedom of the City of London.
View of the 1911 Freedom of the City of London.

This example is from the reign of King George V.   It grants Robert Egerton Rivers, a Solicitor, the Freedom of the City of London.  It is signed by the Rt. Hon. Sir Thomas Vezey Strong, Mayor, and has the Arms of the City of London on one end and the embossed seal of the Chamberlain, the Rt. Hon. Sir Joseph Cockfield Dimsdale, Bart.,  on the other.

Detail view of the 1911 Freedom.
View of part of the 1911 Freedom.

Detail of seal, 1911 Freedom.
View of the seal, 1911 Freedom.

Unlike the Libraries' example from 1845, this Freedom came in a red-cloth covered slip-case rather than a wooden cylindrical case.  It is not known if this is the original case, or a replacement.  Originally, the Freedoms were issued 
in cases so that each Freeman could carry a copy with them should they need to prove their rights.

View of case.
Case in which the 1911 Freedom was received.


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