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Book Description

A large vellum sheet, approx. 38 x 47 cm., written in calligraphic hand with black ink by Taylor and Henderson of Aberdeen, capitals highlighted in gilt, blue or red ink, hand-coloured decoration to upper left, signature of William Gordon to foot of document, medallion with an elaborately tooled crest of Aberdeen secured by a ribbon to the lower left, medallion size approx. 4 cm. diameter; the whole laid down on board, slightly bowed, minor stain to lower right affecting two words, else in good condition.
Dealer Notes
On his return from the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition, Stanley was welcomed with both private and civic celebration. In June, 1890, he toured Scotland, and on his visit to Aberdeen the city’s Council granted him the Freedom of the City. The present Diploma, produced for the occasion, was the document presented to Stanley and kept by him as a record of the the award.
Author [Stanley, Henry Morton.]
Date 1890

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