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Yo el Rey, 18 June 1732. A model of a letterlocked ceremonial letter from the King of Spain to the Duke of Sora, June 18, 1732. The original manuscript is housed in the Boncompagni Ludovisi Family Archive in Rome, Italy. Letterlocking ...
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This is the first letterlocking video showing one of the many letterlocking formats found in the Fondo Veneto Sezione II Record Group, Vatican Secret Archives. The video demonstrates how the triangle-shaped paper (cut from the actual let...
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Prisoner of war Dino Belardinelli letter to his mother in Italy.Similar to the WWII Russian soldier triangle letterlocking format, this stationery used by WWII POW's allowed for privacy but not for an enclosure secured with an adhesive. ...
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A letter from Marie Antoinette, Queen of France, to Cardinal Ignazio Boncompagni Ludovisi, 1782. The "Removable Paper Lock" format, a ceremonial-type correspondence, was used by French Kings (Louis XIV, Louis XV, and Louis XVI) and Que...
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Model of a "tuck and seal" letterlocking format. The "tuck and seal" is one of the most common types of letterlocking formats to survive in Western letterwriting traditions. The letter becomes its own envelope by tucking one side of the ...
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Letterlocking: Document in a Textile envelope Italy. 1578. Was this once a locked document? Did the textile bag once serve as an envelope and was it sewn shut? The original is found in the Vatican Secret Archives, Fondo Veneto, Sezione ...
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Modeled after a original document (British Library, Ms. Loan #128) signed by Queen Elizabeth I, Instructions for Ralph Sadler for the arrest of Mary Queen of Scots, 1584. #DocumentSecurity #CrossHatching @letterlocking MITLibraries.mit.e...
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Of the British Library's collection of 46 letters from the Second Earl of Essex to Queen Elizabeth I of England, this is the only one with evidence suggeting it was once secured shut with a 5 mm band of paper and sealing wax. Modeled aft...
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Queen Elizabeth I to Rafe Sadler: Triangle-shaped paper lock w/slit perpendicular to fore-edge. England 1584. This letterlocking technique has features found on the most secure historic formats: the paper lock is from the same letter it ...
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