Monson Collection to stay in Lincolnshire Archives
A major family archive is to be purchased and put on permanent display at Lincolnshire Archives. The Monson Collection dates from 1221 to 1947 and comprises the estate archive of the Barons Monson of Burtonby-Lincoln, together with family records and antiquarian papers. The collection, stored at Lincolnshire Archives, was put up for sale by the Monson’s family trust, raising the risk it would be divided. However, Lincolnshire county council purchased it with grants from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and Friends of National Libraries.
An early document from the archive