Illuminated Address for Robert Durning Holt

WAG 8980


Illuminated addresses were formal greetings made to mark special occasions or celebrate a person's achievements. This Address is celebrating Robert Durning Holt (1832 - 1908), Lord Mayor of Liverpool being appointed Chief Magistrate by Her Majesty, Queen Victoria on 26 October 1893. 'Illuminated' refers to the use of bright colours including gold and silver to light up the pages, imitating the traditional medieval illuminated manuscripts. The decoration in this Address is personalized and includes a miniature drawing of the Liverpool Town Hall, where the meeting of the council took place.