Sailor's Round Robin Paperweight made exclusively for The National Archives.This beautiful glass paperweight shows an image of an early and rare example (circa 1627) of a sailor's round robin addressed to a Captain of one of the King's ships.
A round robin was used to communicate grievances to higher authorities which could have been considered mutinous behaviour punishable by hanging. The format of the document allowed complainants to sign their names in a circular fashion therefore hiding the identity of who signed the document first. In this instance the round robin bears 76 signatures with 12 lines of text in which the signatories refused to raise the anchor of their ship unless they received their allowances and the ship was newly victualled. The original document featured on the paperweight is part of The National Archives collection.
Glass paperweights are recommended for use with old documents.
Boxed, diameter 7cms approx
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Manufacturer/Publisher: Winged Heart