Har­vard to digi­tise mano­rial rolls

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Free records dat­ing back to the 13th cen­tury are set to go on­line thanks to a pro­ject at Har­vard Univer­sity. Ar­chiv­ists from the US in­sti­tu­tion have an­nounced they have started digi­tis­ing the English manor rolls col­lec­tion, which was orig­i­nally pur­chased from a Lon­don book­seller in the late-19th cen­tury. The col­lec­tion, which spans 1282-1770, fea­tures ma­te­rial from Cheshire, Hamp­shire, Stafford­shire, Suf­folk and Sus­sex. For de­tails about the pro­ject, visit bit.ly/1D5KXES.

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