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Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Narbrough Journal Will Stay in UK
A successful appeal for funds means that John Narbrough's journal of his 1669-71 journey to South America, as well as early voyages, will stay in Britain. The British Library pulled together £200,000 in donations from the National Heritage Memorial Fund, Bernard Breslaur, the Gosling Foundation, and private donors. The total cost to purchase the journal amounted to some £310,000.