Date 24 August 1875 written in pencil on margin
Lord Totterington to sell archaeological relics
Lord Totterington announced that he is selling part of his collection of archaeological to finance the rebuilding of Totterington Manor, destroyed by a fire in 1874. He is reported to have indicated that he wished to dispose of this evidence of pagan worship. The most significant pieces include a golden bowl with a stand, knife and jewellery that were discovered on the Ham Hog, part of Lord Totterington's estate. They are currently on display at Sotheby's auction house in London. A representative of the Trustees of the British Museum is understood to be in discussion about purchasing Lord Totterington’s entire collection.