Friday Favorites have been a bit sporadic these last few month, but they’re back this week with a very important one. Chawton House Library has recently discovered that, though well cared for, about 75% of their collection of historical manuscripts needs repairing in one form or another. The cost, they say, will be approximately £60,000.
But we can help!
The Chawton House Book Conservation Fund is accepting donations from both sides of the Atlantic, of any denomination. From their website:
£1 / $1.70 can buy document repair tape
£6 / $10 can buy unbleached cotton archival ribbon
£10 / $17 can buy an archival box to protect a fragile book
£100 / $162 can pay for a full set of conservation equipment including unbleached cotton archival ribbon, document repair tape and archival boxes
£300 / $486 can pay for a volunteer training day, giving a whole team the necessary skills to carry out vital conservation work
£500 / $809 can restore a complete volume