04 March 2010

Protect those precious papers

The March/April 2010 issue of Family Chronicle magazine contains a short article by Ottawa conservator Kyla Ubbink giving 12 tips on how to care for historic family documents.

Tip 11, use custom enclosures, is one that Kyla has helped me with. I have a small book "Daily Light on the Daily Path", still in publication, that belonged to my great-grandfather, a C of E minister. It has the date 1885 written in together with his signature. I decided to give it to my god-daughter.

Kyla repaired some damage and made a custom protective box which will help minimize future deterioration when some of her other tips are ignored.

Kyla has further tips on her web site: www3.sympatico.ca/kyla.ubbink

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