For several years there has been great confusion regarding the official seal of the college. Anything containing the three books and the two familiar mottoes has been made to serve the purpose. At length, however, the matter has been settled, and Harvard now has one seal which will be used hereafter and which will receive the title of official. It is described as follows: -
Arm (Gules); three open books (Argent) edges, covers clasps (Or), on the books the letters Ve-ri-tas (Sable). The seal contains a shield with the arms placed on a circular field (Or) on which the words Christo et Ecclesiae (Azure), and around the words Sigilium Academiae Harvardianae in Nov. Ang.