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Alston family coats of arms

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 0034-168

Collection Overview

This collection consists of three versions of the Alston family coat of arms. Two smaller crests are attributed to W. Alston of Clifton, S.C. and Charles Alston of Fairfield, S.C. A third coat of arms, belonging to John Ashe Alston, is centered on a larger piece of paper upon which the history of the Alston family coat of arms, written by Alston Deas, is printed in pencil. Next to an illustration of an estoile, Alston Deas notes that this is the correct star to place upon the Alston family coat of arms. Alston Deas also explains the family motto found on all three crests ("Immotus") is Latin for "unmoved" or "immovable" and was intended as a play on the Alston name ("All stone").

Dates

  • undated

Creator

Language of Material

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

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The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

Extent

1 folder (3 items) ; 9-28 cm.

Acquisitions Information

Materials donated by Alston Deas.

Related Material

Related materials in Special Collections include the Alston Deas collection (Mss 0013).

Title
Inventory of the Alston Family Coats of Arms, undated
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by: Special Collections staff; finding aid created by: Special Collections staff
Description rules
Dacs
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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