Historical information

Queen Victoria on 22 January 1901.

Mourning stationery for letters, both writing paper and envelopes, was printed with black borders, of varying depths, as a token of bereavement. Black sealing wax, black leather blotters, and jet paperknives were also sometimes used.

Physical description

Foolscap letters on Education Department Melbourne letterhead, relating to Harold Leckie, J. Brangan and William J. Lakeland.