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Gilman School

Registration number 20061127B

This certifies that the heraldic arms of Gilman School are registered as an original design and are described by the blazon below

Arms: Quarterly 1st and 4th Argent three bees 2,1 proper, 2nd and 3rd Azure; overall a cross fleury throughout counterchanged thereon an open book Argent charged with the words "Ad astra" Sable.
Motto: In Tuo Lumine Lumen

Organization notes

Gilman School, originally named The Country School for Boys, is a private school founded in 1897 and located in Baltimore, Maryland.

Design notes

Hamlet S. Philpot, Greek, Latin, and History Master from 1904 to 1913 designed the Gilman Seal. Mr. Philpot was also the first librarian. He came to Gilman with an M.A. from Oxford University. The insignia "In Tuo Lumine Lumen" means, "in thy light do we see light" from Psalm 36. The motto on the book, "Ad astra" is the shortened version of "Ad astra per aspera" which means " to the stars through difficulties." Arthur Lamb, Science Master, 1899 to 1933 suggested some emblem of industry be added to the seal and the bees resulted.

Registered by

Michael Swanson


Education, US, G

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