The beautiful, rarely-seen congratulatory addresses in the Privy Purse series (PP 1) were presented to Queen Victoria to celebrate her Golden Jubilee in 1887 and Diamond Jubilee in 1897.
The senders are many and varied, but comprise principally institutions of local government; schools and colleges; social, cultural, educational and religious societies; military and medical establishments; and those of trades associations and manufacturing companies.
If you would like a high quality reproduction of any of the PP 1 pieces please contact our image library.
From this page, you can view some of our favourite items in detail by clicking on the images below, explore the complete set of images on Flickr and Historypin*, or watch our video above to find out more about this unique collection.
View some of our favourite items in detail
Links and other Diamond Jubilee resources
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