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Adding to Norfolk's archives

Donation or deposit?

You can transfer documents to us by donation or on deposit.

Donation (or gift) means that ownership is granted to the NRO. 

Deposit (or loan) means that you retain ownership and that we hold the documents according to our general conditions for deposit of archives.

Our staff can discuss with you which is more appropriate.

However, donation is the most certain way of ensuring that your documents will be permanently preserved and available for research.

If you want to keep personal papers for the time being, but wish to safeguard them for the future, another option is to bequeath them to the NRO in your will.