Henderson, Alexander (1791 -1832)

Alexander Henderson was the Surveyor of the Post Office in Edinburgh from 1819 to 1822, when he lost his post owing to irregularities for which he does not seem to have been responsible. Subsequently he travelled a good deal on the Continent collecting books and objects of vertu. The crest and motto are those of Henderson of Bo'ness. His library passed to his brother and was sold at auction by Samuel Leigh Sotheby & Co of London 21 June 1848. (Clements)

Library Auction Details: Samuel Leigh Sotheby & Co (21 June 1848)
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Henderson, Alexander (1791 - 1832) (Stamp 1) Motto: Sola virtus nobilitat
Crest: A cubit arm holding a mullet rayed ensigned with a crescent
Heraldic Charges: arm, Heraldic Charges: mullet
Henderson, Alexander (1791 - 1832) (Stamp 2) Motto: Sola virtus nobilitat
Crest: A cubit arm holding a mullet rayed ensigned with a crescent
Heraldic Charges: arm, Heraldic Charges: mullet