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CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
LevelFonds
Ref NoMS 590
Title'Extract of Gerarde Leighe his Avidence of armorye', a book of basic heraldry
Date1642
Extent0.02 linear metres
SourceExact provenance unclear but believed gifted to the library by James Ronald Ritchie (1908-1943), teacher and RAF officer. Flight Lieutenant James Ronald Ritchie was born in Aberdeen in 1908, the son of a commercial traveller. He studied at Gordon’s College and then at Aberdeen University, from which he graduated MA in 1929. He was interested in literature and archaeology. He taught from 1930 to 1939 at the Egyptian Government School in Assuit, Upper Egypt, and at the outbreak of the Second World War he volunteered for the RAF, in which he held the rank of Flight Lieutenant. He was killed on active service in the Middle East in 1943.
Description'Extract of Gerarde Leighe his Avidence of armorye', a book of basic heraldry, manuscript, with coloured shields, 1642.
AccrualsNone expected.
Access StatusOpen
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LanguageEnglish
Physical DescriptionNo physical conditions affecting use of collection.
Persons
CodeName
NA16100Ritchie; James Ronald (1908-1943); teacher, RAF officer
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