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Presentation address to the Duke of Connaught, (vellum, leather), 1914
Object Name: Presenation address to the Duke of Connaught
Museum ID Number: ROM2004_1306_18
Image Number: ROM2004_1306_18

When the Duke of Connaught, Governor General of Canada, officially opened the ROM in 1914, he was given a presentation address hand-lettered and illuminated by A.H. Howard, a Toronto artist. The address covers nine pages of vellum handsomely bound in inlaid and tooled leather. Although the volume was presented to the Duke as a gift, it has been reacquired by the Museum and is now preserved in the Museum archives.

Publications: Rotunda- 'Retrospect - the first 75 years'

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