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03 January 2014

The following collections of papers have been accepted in lieu of tax by the government.

  • family and estate papers of the Acton family, Barons Acton, 13th-20th centuries
  • family and miscellaneous correspondence and early papers of Charles Darwin (1809-1882), naturalist
  • correspondence, autograph collections, drawings and papers of Margaret Gatty (1809-1873), children's writer, and her family

Any library, record office or similar institution in the UK interested in obtaining the papers should contact the Head of the Private Archives Team, Archives Sector Development, The National Archives, Kew TW9 4DU, or e-mail: for further information.

Please send your applications to this address by 28 February 2014.

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