New Blog: The Great Parchment Book

Lifted directly from Cons Dist List, inst. 21:

London Metropolitan Archives is currently engaged in a major conservation, digital reconstruction and online publication project on the Great Parchment Book, an iconic item in the archive of The Honourable The Irish Society [sic], which records the results of a survey of the estates of the Irish Society and City livery companies in Northern Ireland begun in 1639. A fire at Guildhall in 1786 caused extensive damage to the vellum pages of the book which have been unavailable to historians since this date.

Follow LMA’s challenging journey to conserve the Great Parchment Book and learn more about the project in the Great Parchment Book.




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