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Dates
1965
circa 1965
Collection
Helen G. Hughes Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
998004005
Description
Framed letter congratulating Helen Hughes on her retirement (a), in a wood frame with a glass panel (b).
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Accession Number
998004005
Collection
Helen G. Hughes Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Anniversaries and Special Events
Commemorative and Association Items
Correspondence
Description
Framed letter congratulating Helen Hughes on her retirement (a), in a wood frame with a glass panel (b).
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - letter - Size: Length 50.0 cm x Width 35.0 cm
b - frame - Size: Length 53.0 cm x Width 36.8 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
Provenance
Owned by Helen Hughes.
Maker
Simpsons
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1965
circa 1965
Date Remarks
Printed on artifact
Material
paper: yellow
ink: brown
wood: brown
glass: clear
Inscriptions
Printed on a sticker on the back of the frame: "Simpsons // ORDER NO // 18 / 65".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-1
Condition Remarks
Some fading of letter, frame in excellent condition
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #2.
Research Facts
Helen Hughes graduated from the Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing in 1931. She spent her entire career at the hospital, retiring from the position of Director of Nursing. Presented to Miss Hughes at her retirement from the Kingston General Hospital.
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letter seal stamp

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Dates
1854
circa 1854
Collection
J. R. Salisbury Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
000002001 a-b
Description
Letter seal, which consists of (a) a brass stamp and (b) a handle of unknown material; the seal/stamp is round and flat with what appear to be the letters "JS" engraved on the outer side; the other side has a hollow cylindrical piece with threading on the inside, attached at the centre; the handle …
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Accession Number
000002001 a-b
Collection
J. R. Salisbury Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Correspondence
Philately
Household Articles
Description
Letter seal, which consists of (a) a brass stamp and (b) a handle of unknown material; the seal/stamp is round and flat with what appear to be the letters "JS" engraved on the outer side; the other side has a hollow cylindrical piece with threading on the inside, attached at the centre; the handle is made of a hard, brown material and is solid and cylindrical with a bulbous outer end that tapers in and out with five ridged sections towards the front; the front has a threaded piece that screws into the stamp. Deaccessioned.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - seal - Size: Length 1.3 cm x Diam. 1.8 cm
b - handle - Size: Length 6.2 x Diam. 3.1 cm
Provenance
Believed by the donor to have been originally owned and used by Florence Nightingale; passed down through the Salsbury family (see attached information sheet); the Florence Nightingale connection cannot be confirmed; based upon the initials on the seal ("JS"), it is now believed that this seal might first have belonged to the donor's ancestor, Private James Francis Salsbury and not Florence Nightingale.
Dates
1854
circa 1854
Date Remarks
Given to Private James Francis Salsbury during the Crimean War.
Material
metal: yellow
Inscriptions
(a) the outer (bottom) side of the stamp has what appear to be the letters "JS" stamped into the metal
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C3-9
Condition Remarks
(a) The brass is slightly tarnished and shows minor wear; no corrosion is visible; (b) the handle is complete; two small cracks are visible
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
Salsbury Family History (attached); CD #1
Research Facts
The seal was used to impress a family initial into hot wax to seal letters; the donor signed the gift form with the spelling "Salisbury," not the "Salsbury" found in the family history.
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