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Old 04-24-2017, 03:01 PM
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Hi All,

Can anyone identify this letter heading, and explain its significance?

I can't [explain its significance].

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I think the striped ribbon at the base of the island is a device that appears in coat of arms, so I'm guessing this is a heraldic image. Sometimes these were puns on the person's name. We have "palm", "isle" and a "star"-- any help?
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Hi Pcdunn,

Thanks.

It's about as far as I've got so far.

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I think the striped ribbon at the base of the island is a device that appears in coat of arms, so I'm guessing this is a heraldic image. Sometimes these were puns on the person's name. We have "palm", "isle" and a "star"-- any help?
I took it as a quil not a palm.
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The star is an Estoile.

Are you reading a book concerning Foa press?
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Hi DJA,

A book concerning Foa press?

What is that?

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The star is an Estoile.

Are you reading a book concerning Foa press?
Yep.

Found this.

http://www.araltas.com/info/article05.html

an estoile on a coat of arms mean nobility. That's what I got so far.
There are some specificities if Scottish or Irish.
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Hi All,

On 8th July 1882 Alan Pinkerton wrote to Prime Minister Gladstone, offering the services of his detective agency to discover the Phoenix Park murderers.

Pinkerton's letter was passed to Robert Anderson, who sought advice on the matter from Edward Mortimer Archibald, British Consul-General in New York, who at the time was in London.

In 1866 Archibald had put together a network of informers to keep tabs on the Fenians in North America.

Archibald's reply to Anderson was written on stationery bearing the estoile logo.

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This guy seems to have been in the peerage, although there isn't a motto on the letter heading.

http://thepeerage.com/p34619.htm
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Hi Robert,

Yes, he was a heavy hitter.

There's a lengthy piece about him in the NY Times, 30th January 1883.

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