Warrant of Knight Bachelor

Production date
13 Feb 1866

Production place
Warrant of Knight Bachelor awarded to Sir David Monro on 13th February 1866 by Queen Victoria and signed by John Romilly, Master of Rolls. Parchment document with black handwritten text and red ink border, with faint pencil guiding lines still visible. Printed decorative edges in black ink showing symbols of justice and peace. Black handwritten initials on lower left corner. Parchment has blue embossed label/stamp on top left corner with crowned lion from Royal Coat of Arms and "Thirty Pounds". Blue stamp has small piece of silver paper over the lion. Black ink stamp over bottom edge of blue paper label shows crown and "London" and illegible date, possibly 25-2-86. Black paper stamp on back featuring Queen Victoria's cypher VR (Victoria Regina). Two sided wax impression of Great Seal of Queen Victoria attached to document by red and yellow wool braided cord. Seal placed in custom black enamel case with opening at top for braided cord to emerge. The document was folded and stored with seal in a red faux leather wooden box with gold decorative edges and red velvet interior lining. Integrated key lock on front of box but latch and key are missing. Top of box has gold Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom with the motto "Dieu et Mon Droit" (God and my Right).
Object type
1 - Warrant and Seal = Length (mm) = 730mm
1 - Warrant and Seal = Height x Width (mm) = 605 x 510mm
1 - Warrant and Seal = Height x Diam (mm) = 175mm
1 - Warrant and Seal = Depth (mm) = 20mm
4 - Box = Height x Width x Length (mm) = 100 x 325 x 240mm
Other name and type
Alternate: Knighthood
Sir David Monro; Queen Victoria; Knight; Knighthood; Parchment; Document; Great Seal of the Realm; Seal; Royal;
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Credit line
Warrant of Knight Bachelor, Sir David Monro. Donated by the Hector Family, descendants of Georgiana Hector, nee Monro. Nelson Provincial Museum Collection: NPM2021.1.

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