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Series 92: 'Papers relating to the Dean and Chapter of Lincoln Cathederal’ , 1807-1808

Provenance note 

The documents in this series, previously located at ML A80-2, were purchased in 1884 from Lord Brabourne by Sir Saul Samuel, the Agent-General for New South Wales. They were transferred to the Mitchell Library in 1910 and were part of the accession which became known as the Brabourne collection. 

Background note 

In 1807, under the direction of the Dean of Lincoln Cathedral, Dr George Gordon, the spires of Lincoln Cathedral were removed and other alterations carried out to the Cathedral. These actions were considered by Sir Joseph Banks and others to be grossly irresponsible