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Table 1 Collection information of deeds analysed

From: Scratching the surface: the use of sheepskin parchment to deter textual erasure in early modern legal deeds

Collection n Date range (AD) Collection information
Cheshire records office 15 1786–1813 Artificial collection of title deeds concerning property in Cheshire
Doherty collection 8 1913–1940 Artificial collection of title deeds concerning property across England and Wales
Hull history centre 38 1596–1969 Artificial collection of title deeds concerning property in the East Riding of Yorkshire
Lee collection 254 1499–1907 Artificial collection of title deeds concerning property across England, Wales and Scotland
Lincoln records office 9 1742–1907 Artificial collection of title deeds concerning property in Lincolnshire
Lord collection 50 1582–1893 Title deeds concerning Lower Winskill Farm, Settle, North Yorkshire
Tye collection 254 1650–1904 Artificial collection of title deeds concerning property in the City of London. Documents were discarded from the Sun Fire Office, London, company archives
Westminster city archives 1 1707 Title deed from the City of Westminster
Wills collection 16 1652–1790 Title deeds concerning property in Somerset
  1. The artificial collections contain documents of different provenance, while the others have grown organically around a single property