How to use the Image
have nearly ten thousand slides and digital images in the Society's
collection. The catalogue is necessarily very large but is divided
into colour-coded categories:
Blue: Local and national government
Green: Ecclesiastical, educational, legal, arts
Red: Royal, national, heralds
Violet: Military, orders of knighthood, rolls of arms, teaching, miscellaneous
Orange and White: Personal arms
Yellow: Commercial, professional & learned bodies, livery
Sable: Slide sets
Turquoise: Digital images, all categories
categories are somewhat arbitrary; some images contain more than one
kind of heraldry, and it is always worth looking in the Sable
section. The catalogue pages include a more detailed classification,
including the format and medium of the heraldry.
the slides can be borrowed by members of the Society, and by other
Societies which contain Heraldry Society members. Simply send an
email listing the numbers and titles of the slides you want, to the
Image Librarian, Andrew
Gray (firstname.lastname@example.org), who will send the slides by Special Delivery. You will be
expected to return them by the same service.
slide leaves our library without being scanned; thus an increasing
number of images are available for electronic presentation. If you
need digital images, any of the slides can be scanned to order.
Also, there is a growing list of digital images with no
corresponding slides. At a future date, it may be possible to
present "thumbnail" images of all these on this site, so that you
can make a better informed choice.
always glad to acquire members' slide collections, and we are
particularly keen to receive your digital collections. However, good
documentation is vital. Please make sure that location and subject
information are written on the slide frame (lists get lost!).
For digital collections, please include a detailed list on the disk.
To search the catalogue, click here
patient - they are large files!)