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  • Labadie Collection (Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library)
    Image | John Starr Stewart Ex Libris Collectionmotto: Artes scientia, veritas (Arts, science, truth) and date: 1817. State of Michigan seal: Shield shows soldier at attention on lakeshore, sun on the horizon. Motto: Tuebor (I will defend). Supporters: elk and moose. Crest: Eagle and motto from Great Seal of the United States. Motto: Si quaeris peninsulam amoenam circumspice (If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about y...