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    L I N C O L N S H I R E A R C H I V E S

    C O M M I T T E E

    ARCHIVISTS

    REPORT

    19

    1st April 1967 16th March 1968

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    Contents

    INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    CONSTITUENT AUTHORITIES :

    Holland County Counciland Quarter Sessions . . . . . . . . . . . .

    Lincoln, Town clerks papers . . . . . . . . . . . .

    DEPOSITED RECORDS :

    Coltman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    Larken . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    Lincoln Land and Building Society . . . . . . . . .

    Monson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    Newton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    Page & Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    Taylor, Glover & Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    Tweed and Peacock . . . . . . . . . . , . . . .

    Other Gifts and Deposits . . . . . . . . . . . .

    DRAINAGE RECORDS :

    Deeping Fen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    DIOCESAN RECORDS :

    Registrars room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    PARISH RECORDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    RECORDS IN OTHER ,CUSTODY:

    Goulding . . . , . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    National Farmers Union . . . . . . . . . . .

    USE OF THE OFFICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    PUBLICATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS . . . . . . . . .

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  • Lincolnshire Archives Committee

    Representing Lindsey County Council :Alderman Sir Weston Cracroft-Amcotts, M.C., D.L.Alderman A. W. Harrison, O.B.E.Alderman Lt. Col. J. E. Sandars, O.B.E., T.D., D.L.Councillor W. II. CrowderCouncillor A. J. Massingberd-MundyCouncillor W. E. RamsdenCouncillor A. E. Wright

    Representing Kesteven County Council :Alderman the Earl of Ancaster, L.L., T.D. (chairman)Alderman Capt. H. W. N. Fane, D.L.Councillor B. L. Barker

    Representing Holland County Council :Councillor J. II. DellCouncillor C. F. Ford

    Representing the City of Lincoln :Alderman Sir Francis Hill, C.B.E., M.A., LLM., Litt.D., D.Litt., F.&A.

    (vice-chairman)Councillor J. T. WardCouncillor G. T. Blades

    TECHNICAL AND ADVISORY SUB-COMMITTEE

    The Earl of Ancaster, L.L., T.D. (Custos rotulorum)The Reverend Canon P. B. G. Binnall, M.A., F.S.A. (representing the Bishop of Lincoln)The Reverend Canon N. S. Rathbone, M.A.

    (representing the Dean and Chapter of Lincoln)Professor E. Miller, M.A. (representing the University of Sheffield)R. L. Storey, Esq., M.A., Ph.D. (representing the University of Nottingham)F. W. Brooks, Esq., M.A. (representing the University of Hull)G. H. Martin, Esq., D.Phil. (representing the University of Leicester)Professor K. Major, M.A., B. Litt., D. Litt. (representing the Lincoln Record Society)P. S. Scorer, Esq. (representing the Lincolnshire Law Society)G. S. Dixon, Esq., M.A., F.S.A. (representing the Lincolnshire Local History Society)H. J. J. Griffith, Esq. (Lincoln Diocesan Registrar)Miss J. S. Lumsden, M.A., F.L.A. (Kesteven County Librarian)E. H. Roberts, Esq., F.L.A. (Lindsey and Holland County Librarian)F. T. Baker, Esq., M.A., A.L.A., F.M.A., F.S.A. (Director, Lincoln Public Library)Alderman Sir Weston Cracroft-Amcotts, M.C., D.L.

    (representing the Lincolnshire Archives Committee)Alderman Capt. H. W. N. Fane, D.L. (ditto)Councillor C. F. Ford (ditto)Alderman A. W. Harrison, O.B.E. (ditto)Alderman Sir Francis Hill,

    C.B.E., M.A., LL.M., Litt.D., D.Litt., F.S.A:fchairman) (ditto)

    OFFICERS

    Clerk of the Committee : J. E. Blow, Esq., County Offices, Sleaford, Lines.Treasurer : K. R. Hounsome, Esq., F.I.M.T.A.Surveyor : A. Ronald Clark, Esq., A.R.I.B.A., A.M.T.P.I.Archivist : Mrs. J. Varley, M.A., F.S.A., Lincolnshire Archives Office, The Castle, LincolnFirst Assistant Archivist : C. M. Lloyd, Esq., B.A.Second Assistant Archivist : Miss M. E. Finch, M.A., Ph.D.Third Assistant Archivist : Miss Judith A. Cripps. B.A.

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    I N T R O D U C T I O N

    When a great scholar and personality dies, whose work has beenan inspiration to his own and succeeding generations and whose teachingand administrative ability has brought him into touch with most partsof the land, each place and organisation with which he has beenassociated is tempted to claim him as in some way their own. So is itwith Lincoln and Sir Frank Stenton. The Historical Association has paidits tribute at national level in History (vol. LIII no. 177, Feb. 1968)

    the Lincoln Record Society is to commemorate him in the next volumeof the work which was dear to his heart (The Registrum Antiquissimumof the Cathedral Church of Lincoln) the British Records Association isto publish a tribute from Mrs. D. M. Owen former,assistant archivist andthe archivist in the next number of Archives. In this report it shouldbe recalled how Sir Franks advice was sought and valued in the settingup of the Lincoln Diocesan Record Office, from which the present officehas grown. It should also be remembered what pleasure and encourage-ment was given by his visits to the Office when attending the meetingsof the Lincoln Record Society and how he praised the work of localrecord offices in his address to the British Records Associati.on in 1956.

    This year for the first time the number of reader visits was over2,000. More information on the use of the office by readers and corres-pondents will be found under the heading of Use of the Office (p. 70).

    In this report Mr. Lloyd has dealt with sections on Tweed andPeacock, the Lincoln Land and Building Society, Page and Co.,Hospital records, and papers from the Town Clerks office. He alsosummarized the work done by the three assistant archivists on Taylor,Glover and Hill and contributed the note of St. Paul in the Bail for theparish records section. Dr. Finch has listed and written on the Larkenpapers, some records from the Registrars room and Gainsborough HolyTrinity and Lincoln St. Andrews parishes. Miss Cripps, whose first yearin the office has amply borne out the promise of her academic distinction,has list,ed and reported on the Goulding papers on temporary deposit,the Coltman family documents and provided the parish records summary.All archivists have been concerned with work on the items summarisedin miscellaneous gifts and deposits, and in dealing with readers andenquiries. All members of the staff working in teams during the closedfortnight tackled some large scale sorting, tidying and cleaning jobswhich make a great difference to ease of production once they have beencompleted. Mrs. Bee1 and Miss Green, in addition to clerical duties, havebeen busy with photocopying and microfilming and it is hoped that thenew Apeco photocopies will make the former task more satisfactory andless time consuming. The typing of lists is reasonably well up to date.Miss %reen, whose increasingly efficient service and enterprizing dis-position was much appreciated, left the office in November and has beenreplaced by Miss Jennifer Noonan. Mr. Wilson is kept very busy withthe production of documents, a task which with more reader visits andmore documents, occupies more time, and he and Mrs. Corby continueto cope devotedly with the cleaning problems of the office and repository.Although Mrs. Playford is still in part-time service following her seriousaccident in 1966, she has done some very valuable repair work, amount-ing to 500 sheets of paper and parchment. Among the documentsrepaired are the survey of Sir William Pelhams estates in 1587 in theEarl of Yarboroughs deposit and the Holland quarter sessions tile onapprenticeship in 1621-2 mentioned on page 7, which were too frail for

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    use, and she has also repaired a box of probate inventories. During theueriod between Miss Steeles leaving and Miss Cripps arrival, Miss MaryEminson who had previously worked as a volunteer, came for twomonths as a temporary assistant. She listed part of the Newton papersand the second Dawson deposit and gave ready and cheerful help withreaders and enquiries.

    It is a great pleasure to record the help of volunteers in theinexhaustible tasks of the office. Mr. Denis Marlow who had retiredfrom his position as the head of the export division of the RustonBucyrus Company, offered his services and worked practically full timefrom July 1967 to mid January 1968. His kind help was given subjectto recall to work for his company but there is a lively hope of favoursstill to come. His work on the Monson correspondence is described onp. 23, and he gave enthusiastic help during the closed fortnight. Mrs.Collis who has come once a week except during a recent illness, hascompleted her work .on a section of the Kirton Manor records and isnow indexing wills in the registered copies post 1857. Miss Cave hasdone some further work on the faculty papers but unfortunately she hasdifficulty in coming as often as in former years and her help has beenmissed.. Mr. Barley has indexed the faculty papers as far as they havebeen listed. Mr. C. T. Page and Mr. N. C. Birch have made a start onsorting, listing and wrapping the deposited plans of William Wrightand Son, builders. Miss Kathryn Lee and Miss Rosemary Whitney cameto spend a week working in the office as part of their post examinationactivities from the Lincoln Christs Hospital Girls High School. Theylisted and indexed non-residence licences and helped with some sorting.

    C O N S T I T U E N T AUTHORITI,ES

    HOLLAND QUARTER SESSIONS

    These records were, originally listed ilz situ at the County Offices,Boston (Archivists Report 1948-50 pages 10-13) and most of themdepos