New collections of papers received by The National Archives

The National Archives have just announced the receipt of a number of valuable collections received by the UK government in lieu of tax payments.

Amongst the new collections are family and miscellaneous correspondence and early papers of the naturalist, Charles Darwin. Also received are correspondence, autograph collections, drawings and papers of Margaret Getty, the children’s writer who died in 1873. The correspondence of the Acton family , Barons from the 13th to the 20th centuries has also been received.

The National Archives have asked if any library, record office or similar institution in the UK is interested in obtaining the papers they should contact the Head of the Private Archives Team, Archives Sector Development, The National Archives. They can be emailed at: asd@nationalarchives.gov.uk for further information. The closing date is 28 February 2014.

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