Thursday, December 31, 2009

Broadlands Archives in danger

The Broadlands Archives, which have been maintained by Southampton University since 1989, are in danger of being broken up and sold.

The archives include more than 4500 boxes of papers pertaining to Lord Palmerston and Lord Mountbatten. The University must raise £2.85 million by March 2010 in order to purchase the collection and keep it intact.

Here is the University's press release about the proposed sale by the Trustees of the Broadlands Archives:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sending this to us Marlene.

I have forwarded it on to my nieces (in Australia)
who's other grandmother (not my mother) was born in Romsey near Broadlands.

With thanks,