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MEMOIRS

ILLUSTRATIVE OF THE

HISTORY AND ANTIQUITIES

OF THE

COUNTY AND CITY OF LINCOLN.

ILLUSTRATIVE OF THE

HISTORY AND ANTIQUITIES

OF THE

COUNTY AND CITY OF LINCOLN,

COMMUNICATED TO THE ANNUAL MEETING

OF THE

Archaeological Enstitute of Great Britain and Ireland,

HELD AT LINCOLN, JULY, 1848,

WITH A GENERAL REPORT OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE MEETING, AND A CATALOGUE
OF THE MUSEUM FORMED ON THAT OCCASION.

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PUBLISHED AT THE OFFICE OF THE INSTITUTE, 26, SUFFOLK
STREET, PALL MALL EAST.

TO BE OBTAINED THROUGH ALL BOOKSELLERS, FROM (THE PRINTERS)
MESSRS. BRADBURY AND EVANS, WHITEFRIARS.

MDCCCL.

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PREFACE.

In presenting to the Members of the Institute the TRANSACTIONS of the Meeting held at LINCOLN, the Central Committee desire to express their regret, that the production of the Annual Volumes has unavoidably been impeded by causes which they have in vain sought to control. The contribution to Historical and Antiquarian knowledge, now at length completed, is not a mere Report, or Abstract of Proceedings; it comprises the results of long and careful enquiry; the fruits, in several cases, of many years of assiduous investigation. A due regard to the convenience of the numerous authors to whom the Society has been indebted on the present occasion, called for no ordinary indulgence, in facilities for the revision of their respective productions; whilst the preparation of so many illustrations has demanded greater time and care, than will readily be appreciated by persons not fully conversant with the difficulties attendant on such publications.

The satisfaction with which the achievement of this undertaking must be regarded, would have been greatly enhanced, had it proved practicable to include a subject of paramount importance, the Architectural History of the Minster. The Committee would assure the Society that no endeavours on their part have been wanting to secure some adequate memorial of the Discourse, which formed so striking

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