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HISTORY

Object Name

Sash

Date Made

c.1912
c.1912

Place Made

Northern Ireland: County Antrim: Belfast
Belfast

Description

William Swanston's sash that he wore on Ulster Covenant Day, 28th September for the signing of the Covenant. Perhaps Swanston played a 'stewart-type' role on the day. William Swanston (1841-1932), who earned his living in the linen trade, was a prominent member of BNFC (first to receive Commemoration Medal in 1923) and BNHPS.  He was a geologist, collaborating with Professor Lapworth, Birmingham University, on working on graptolites (elusive fossils). 

Place Collected


Catalogue Number

BELUM.O376.1933

Copyright

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