Sir Albert Woods, Garter, head of that famous Corporation, has responded with unfailing courtesy and consideration to every question I have put to him; and (,`heater, Lancaster, and York Heralds, Mr. Murray Lane, Mr. Cokayne, and General de Havilland, always so kind and obliging, have supplied most important information. And here I take occasion to express the gratitude I especially feel to another member of the Heralds' College; my accomplished friend Stephen Tucker, Rouge Croix. His skill and great heraldic knowledge have, from the Glossary to the very end of the Armory, amended and adorned the book. There is scarcely a p age that does not afford evidence of the value of his co-operation.
Outside of the Lyon Office and the Heralds' College numerous contributors have essentially aided me in the compilation of this volume.
John H. Glascott, J.P., of Killowen, co. Wexford, so well known as a Genealogist and Herald, has, with indefatigable zeal and assiduous care, watched the progress of the work from the very beginning. I have also to return my warmest thanks to many others who have most kindly seconded my endeavours, and particularly to Mr. H. Sydney Grazebrook, Barristerat-law, Captain Alfred )J. Lawson Lowe, of Highfield, Sir John Maclean, F.S.A., Mr. Robert Riddle Stodart, of the Lyon Office, Mr. Alfred W. Morant, F.S.A., Mr. J. Paul Rylands, of Highfields, F.S.A., Mr. Tyssen Amherst, of Didlington Hall, Mr. Reginald Stewart Boddington, Mr. H. A. Johnston, of the Irish Bar, Rev. 1:. H. Mainwaring Sladen, M.A., Mr. George D. Tomlinson, Mr. W. Smith Ellis, of Hydecroft, Rev. John Woodward, George W. Marshall, LL.D., F.S.A., Mr. Charles J. O'Donel, of Dublin, Barrister-at-law, Mr. James Greenstreet, Viscount Gort, Mr. E. P. Shirley, of Ettington Park, and Hon. Robert C. Winthrop and Mr. Thomas C. Amory, both of Boston U.S.
Thus produced and thus largely increased, the Armory will, it is earnestly hoped, become a book of general and satisfactory reference on the subject of Heraldry and Arms, and form the sequel to my series of works in elucidation of the genealogy and history of the titled and untitled orders of the three
J. BERNARD BURKE, Ulster.
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