Friday, 20 July 2012

Washing newspapers

An interesting piece from the Courier newspaper from June 25th demonstrates how the first edition of the Dundee Courier from 1816 has been conserved - simply by washing it! OK, there's a wee bit more to it than that, but fascinating nonetheless - the full story is at www.thecourier.co.uk/Community/Heritage-and-History/article/23407/it-might-look-a-bit-scary-first-edition-of-the-dundee-courier-cleaned-up-for-the-future.html

(With thanks to @scotiaheritage on Twitter)

Chris

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New book: It's Perthshire 1866 - there's been a murder... www.thehistorypress.co.uk/products/The-Mount-Stewart-Murder.aspx (from June 12th 2012)

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