The National Society
Magna Charta Dames and Barons
 National Society Magna Charta DamesĀ®
Somerset Chapter Magna Charta BaronsĀ®

P.O. Box 4222, Philadelphia, PA 19144

Telephone: 215-836-5022; Fax 215-836-5056

Travels of the Lincoln 1215 Magna Charta

On June 9, 2011 I met with Linda Tilbury, former Visitor Officer at Lincoln Cathedral and a guide at the Cathedral for over 30 years. Video [view video-S]  On October 25, 2011 I met with Canon Rex Davis, SubDean of Lincoln Cathedral for 27 years until 2003. Video [view video-S]

She explained that the story of the Travels of the Lincoln Magna Carta actualy began when Dean Fry went to America in the 20's to raise money for the Lincoln Cathedral repairs which were badly needed. There is a plaque in the Cathedral expressing gratitude to the people of the United States.

The Lincoln Magna Carta went to the 1939 Worlds Fair in Flushing Meadow. The location of the exhibit was the Magna Carta Hall within the British Pavilion. On the way, the Magna Charta spent its first night in the United States at the alter of St. John's Cathedral made from a stone from Bury Saint Edmunds before moving on to Flushing Meadow.

After the 1939 World's Fair, the Magna Carta traveled to the Library of Congress and then onto Fort Knox. Pictures  It returned home to England in 1947 under the bunk of the Captain of the Queen Mary.

1976 - The Magna Carta went to the United States to Standard Chartered Bank, picked up by John Major who was an officer of the bank.

1986 - The Magna Carta went to The Portland Oregon Historical Society

1987 - The Magna Carta went to the United States for 6 months Pictures

1988 - The Magna Carta went to the Brisbane World Expo in Australia

1989 - The Magna Carta went to Canada

2007 - The Magna Carta went to Virginia Beach

2007 - The Magna Carta went to The Constitution Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Magna Carta went to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library

The Magna Carta went to the Fraunces Tavern Museum


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