Worshipful Company of Stationers of the East Kingdom Given Charter

Lyle FitzWilliam, Master of the Company, has announced that the Worshipful Company of Stationers of the East Kingdom has received a Charter from Their Majesties.

Lyle FitzWilliam writes:

The Charter of the Worshipful Company of Stationers of the East Kingdom has been signed by Their Majesties, Brion and Anna, by the Master of the Company, Lyle FitzWilliam, by three of the remaining four Wardens, Elwynne Rowenna of Wentworth, Iheronimus Brueckner, and Caitlin FitzHenry, and by five other members of the Company: Ygraine of Kellswood, Elise ferch Morgan ap Owen, Robert MacMinn, Rejnier ver Planck, and Harold von Auerbach.

The Worshipful Company of Stationers of the East Kingdom is dedicated to the arts of the book, including binding, printing, writing of text and lymning, wood cuts for prints, papermaking, penmaking, et al.

The following members of the Company were in the assemblage that presented the Charter to Their Majesties for signing, as far as I know:

  • Lyle fitz William
  • Elwynne Rowenna of Wentworth
  • Iheronimus Bruckner
  • Caitlin FitzHenry
  • Pagan Graeme
  • Ygraine of Kellswood
  • Reijnier van Planck
  • Cellach MacFaotigh
  • Robert MacMinn
  • Elise ferch Morgan ap Owen

(The reason that I say, "As far as I know", is because the Company tends to have a great deal of trouble actually coming together until just before being called into Court, and I unfortunately spend more time looking to where I'm placing my feet than at who is following me. Plus, I was a little distracted. ;-) So, if anyone else was present in the assemblage and does not see their name on this list, please let me know; likewise, if your name is on this list and you were _not_ with us when we processed, please let me know. What I recall is that there were three rows of us once we stood up, and that Her Majesty Anna made sure to give each of us a hug.)

Gifts were presented to Their Majesties from the Company, as a token for their consideration of our petition:

From Heather Rose MacGordon:

  • 5 blank almanacs or vade mecums
  • 1 blank limp binding

From Lyle FitzWilliam

  • 2 blank limp bindings with reinforced spines

From Elwynne Rowenna of Wentworth

  • 1 blank girdle book

From Renye Wurm

  • woodcut print of Annunciation scene.

As of the 1st of April, A.S. XL, the Worshipful Company of Stationers of the East Kingdom has been recognized as a Royal Guild.

Thank you to all, and congratulations to all.

Regards,
Lyle FitzWilliam
Master of the Company