File 2017-003, SF Box 84, Folder 14 - Drawings of the Dalhousie University mace

Drawing of sterling silver fish that adorn the base of the Dalhousie University mace Drawing of circular scene at the base of the Dalhousie University mace Drawing of the shaft of the Dalhousie University mace Conical projection drawing of the Dalhousie University mace Conical projection drawing of sugar or rock maple leaves carved into the head of the Dalhousie Un... Drawing of circlet of mayflowers carved into the head of the Dalhousie University mace Drawing of Scottish earl's coronet carved into the head of the Dalhousie University mace Drawing of the sterling silver Celtic cross that adorns the head of the Dalhousie University mace Drawing of the sterling silver Celtic cross that adorns the head of the Dalhousie University mace

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Drawings of the Dalhousie University mace

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  • Graphic material

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2017-003, SF Box 84, Folder 14

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  • 1949 (Creation)

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9 drawings ; pencil, watercolour ; 28 x 21.5 cm and smaller

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Custodial history is unknown. Sketches were accessioned in 2017 when they were found intermingled among unprocessed miscellaneous University records.

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File contains nine drawings of the Dalhousie University mace created by R.L. de C.H. Saunders, a Dalhousie University Professor of Anatomy who designed the mace in 1949. The drawings illustrate details of various parts of the mace. The mace was carved by former Deputy Mayor of Halifax A.H. Macmillan. It is used during convocation ceremonies and stored in University Hall.

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Sketches are listed in order from the bottom, or button, of the mace to the top of the mace head. Order was imposed by the processing archivist.

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  • English

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Final

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Created on February 2, 2017.

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  • English

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R.L. de C.H. Saunders, "The Dalhousie University Mace," The Dalhousie Review 30.1 (1950): 9-14. http://hdl.handle.net/10222/63816.

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  • Box: SF Box 84