muniment room

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muniment house, (Brit.) muniment room

A secure structure or area for storing and displaying important documents, official seals, etc.
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Bowers, 'The Lady Chapel Choir of Westminster Abbey', unpublished typescript deposited in Westminster Abbey Muniment Room (1992), and E.
As a history student here he was regarded as one of the best of his generation and it was his interest in history that led him, together with his long-time friend, the chain-smoking bibliophile Bob Owen Croesor, to trawl through the muniment rooms of the landed estates of North Wales; those rooms where important titledeeds and other estate documents were stored.
As a starting point, there is the increasing sense of Anne as her own reader, but also as projecting a readership that begins with her family but extends well beyond that point, so that these writings are quite different from the usual family memorials and record books we might find in the period tucked away in the muniment rooms and attics of great houses.
The pioneer here was James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, who spent parts of twenty years, from the 1850s through the 1870s, visiting record repositories and muniment rooms throughout England.
Bills from Oxford goldsmiths, dug out of college muniment rooms, show that most were acting simply as retailers for London firms.