The Emergency Purchase Fund was established in 2013 with the specific purpose of helping the History Centre to acquire archives at auction or by private treaty. Archives have increasingly become a commodity and in order to save these items for public benefit, DAT trustees agreed to set up the Fund in order to allow purchases to be made. Decisions often have to be made quickly due to the nature of auctions so having a resource to draw upon is hugely helpful to the History Centre. All the documents listed here are freely available to view at History Centre.
We are very grateful to all those who have supported the Emergency Purchase Fund to date. If you would like to support the Fund, please click here.
Latest Archives purchased with support from the Emergency Purchase Fund
Two of the most recent items bought with the Emergency Purchase Fund are a farming account book dating 1845-47 (D-2655/1) from Radipole and a significant collection relating to the Johnstone Estate of Weymouth, with maps, title deeds and leases (1729-1935) (D-2656)