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Drawings of the Dalhousie University mace

  • 2017-003, SF Box 84, Folder 14
  • File
  • 1949
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.

Drawing of circular scene at the base of the Dalhousie University mace

Item is a pencil drawing by R.L. de C.H. Saunders that shows Saunders' design for a circular scene carved into the base of the Dalhousie University mace. The drawing shows the "deep gutter between sky and sea" and a sea nymph "calling across the waves toward the setting sun in representation of the impulse that led navigators to sail westward to our shores."

Drawing of circlet of mayflowers carved into the head of the Dalhousie University mace

Item is a pencil drawing by R.L. de C.H. Saunders. The drawing illustrates Saunders' design for a circlet of mayflowers that adorns the head of the Dalhousie University mace. The mayflowers symbolize the province and the "flowering new civilization therein which led to the establishment of the university."

Drawing of Scottish earl's coronet carved into the head of the Dalhousie University mace

Item is a pencil drawing by R.L. de C.H. Saunders. The drawing illustrates Saunders' design for the five-rayed Scottish earl's coronet that adorns the head of the Dalhousie University mace. The drawing includes measurements and other notes written in pencil. The coronet is included in the mace "in recognition of the University founder, the 9th Earl of Dalhousie." This part of the mace was carved into a piece of oak cut from the estate of the Earl of Dalhousie.

Drawing of the sterling silver Celtic cross that adorns the head of the Dalhousie University mace

Item is a pencil drawing by R.L. de C.H. Saunders. The drawing illustrates Saunders' design for the sterling silver Celtic cross that adorns the head of the Dalhousie University mace. The drawing includes measurements and other notes written in pencil. The Celtic cross is set atop the cap of the coronet that forms the uppermost part of the mace head.

Drawing of the sterling silver Celtic cross that adorns the head of the Dalhousie University mace

Item is a pencil drawing by R.L. de C.H. Saunders. The drawing illustrates Saunders' design for the sterling silver Celtic cross that adorns the head of the Dalhousie University mace. The drawing includes measurements other notes written in pencil. The Celtic cross is set atop the cap of the coronet that forms the uppermost part of the mace head. This drawing shows the University motto "Ora et Labora" and the five points of the coronet surrounding the Celtic cross.

Yearbooks

Series consists of: Dalhousie University yearbooks: Pharos; College of Pharmacy yearbooks: Mortar & Pestle, and Modo Opimum; Faculty of Law yearbooks: Dalhouse Law School; and Amicus Curia; School of Physiotherapy yearbooks; and Dalhousie University Department of Education yearbooks. Includes the yearbooks of the Nova Scotia Technical College, and the Technical University of Nova Scotia.

Dalhousie University School of Physiotherapy yearbooks: Dalhousie Physiotherapy; Physio; Dalhousie University Physiotherapy; and Dalhousie University School of Physiotherapy yearbook

Subseries contains the Dalhousie University School of Physiotherapy yearbooks covering the years 1982, 1984-1988, 1991-1996, 2000-2004, 2007-2009, 2011: The yearbook's title has varies over time and includes: Dalhousie Physiotherapy; Physio; Dalhousie University Physiotherapy; and Dalhousie University School of Physiotherapy yearbook.

Dalhousie University. School of Physiotherapy

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