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Lawrence University

Registration number 20060914D

This certifies that the heraldic arms of Lawrence University are registered as original designs and are described by the blazons below

Ceremonial Arms:
Arms: Argent, a cross raguly Gules on a chief Gules a leopard passant guardant Or.
Crest: On a torse Argent and Gules an antelope head erased Argent ducally gorged and horned Or.

Regular Arms:
Arms: Azure, a cross raguly Argent on a chief Sable a leopard passant guardant Argent.
Crest: On a torse Argent and Azure an antelope head erased Sable ducally gorged Argent.


The university's website:
'Parishes: St Ives', A History of the County of Huntingdonshire: Volume 2 (1932), pp. 210-23. URL:

Historical note

Lawrence University adopted two variations of the arms used by the founder, Amos Lawrence, who descended from William Lawrence of St. Ives, county Huntington, who received a grant of arms in 1562.

The ceremonial arms have an Argent background and the regular arms have an Azure background.

The pictures on the website do not match the descriptions in the university standards. What is blazoned above is based on the pictures and the historical record.

Registered by

Michael Swanson


Education, Original, US, L

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