Archive reaches a new milestone

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Angus Archives have accepted the 1000th donation to their collection.

The collection began in 1989 with item MS1 - the diary collection of Margaret Forrest Mill of Montrose (1915-1919).

Now, over 20 years later, the Angus Archives collection has reached MS 1000. This milestone number is occupied by a collection of Arbroath and district legal documents and papers dating from the Late Medieval period to the Georgian era.

The documents are mainly writs dealing with land in Arbroath and nearby, including a large series dealing with the extensive lands of Lochlands sold off by Provost Charles Allan’s trustees in 1820.

The collection requires detailed work to establish how many of the papers link together. As the archives team make further progress with the collection they will report findings. So far, the team has come across many vellum charters with seals attached, including a large royal seal of King Charles II.

The archives team welcomes input from any Arbroath historians who would like to assist in the understanding of this collection.

To view this material, and other archival gems, visit the Angus Archives on Friday, September 16 2011 between 10am -4pm during Doors Open Day in Angus.