Workers puzzled over medieval document found in cabinet drawer

Staff at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario are scratching their heads over the discovery of a mid 13th century legal document found at the bottom of a university filing cabinet.

The English document, written in Latin, grants land owned by Robert de Clopton to his son William. About the size of an envelope, the paper was folded and fixed with dark green sealing wax, and was scribed by Nicholas the Clerk. David Sharron, the university's archivist, said, "We're still trying to track down the mystery of how it got to Brock."