Tuesday, June 9, 2020
So there I was, just minding my own business and reading some Facebook posts, when I ran across one with an image from an armorial that caught my eye. So I clicked the link to see the page it was on, and got an error message. Not to be denied, I went to that website's home and did a search for "armorial".
I didn't find the one I was looking for (yet), but I did see a book that I find it hard to believe that I didn't already have in my collection. (I have rectified that now!)
The book is W.S. Appleton's (no relation to me, alas) Positive Pedigrees and Authorized Arms of New England published in Boston, Massachusetts in 1891.
It's not a large book; the .pdf, which includes the front and back covers, is only 22 pages long. And the list of Positive Pedigrees with Authorized Arms is not much larger, consisting of only 29 entries.
Be that as it may, it's a book not already included in my American Heraldry Collection, so I have now included these 29 arms in that Collection. (Admittedly, most of them were duplicates from other sources; there were only three or four that were not exact duplicates and so were added with their own entry in the Collection.) I have now uploaded the newly updated Collection (including all of the publication information for this book in the Word document) to my website. There is a link in the left-hand column of this blog under "Some Articles I Have Written" where you can download this latest version of my American Heraldry Collection.