As mentioned previously, Archive Services hold a collection of records of New Lanark Mills. One of the highlights of the collection is the series of visitor books, which tell us more about the people who came to the village to learn more about the community in the early nineteenth century.
It was fitting that it was today, World Heritage Day, that I arranged to take the visitors book dating from the early 1820s to a conservator to investigate the potential for conservation treatment. Thanks to a grant from the Friends of Glasgow University Library, we will be able to undertake treatment to repair damage to the book and to digitise it. This will allow us to make the information more widely accessible and ensure the long-term preservation of the original. We will be undertaking this work over the course of 2011 – 2012.
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