1849 USA: Seals from Boston UK

Seals Gift

A set of six seals of Old Boston was presented to the City of Boston, Massachusetts by Hon. Meaburn Staniland, Mayor of Boston, Lincolnshire at the suggestion of John Lewis Clark, Esq., who made a visit to Old Boston in 1849. The seals are all from the period of Henry VIII, when the borough of Boston was first incorporated and were framed in wood from one of the original timbers of St. Botolph’s Church.[1]  The frame bears the following inscription:

  • TO THE CITY OF BOSTON, UNITED STATES
  • FROM
  • MEABURN STANILAND, ESQUIRE, MAYOR
  • OF BOSTON, OLD ENGLAND, 1849

SOURCE: Forbes, Allan. Towns of New England and Old England, Ireland and Scotland: Part 1. Vol. 1, New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1921. p-17

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