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Manuscript saved for posterity

Geoscientist 21.06 July 2011

Alan Lord ManuscriptThe Library is extremely grateful to Professor Alan Lord (pictured), Stephen Palmer and Dr Susan Turner for their donations, which have allowed us to conserve one of the Society's earliest manuscript books. A prized treasure from the archive, this manuscript book includes numerous letters, tracts and memoirs from eminent early thinkers in geology, including James Sowerby, James Bathurst and Comte de Bournon, among others.

The conservation work, to restore and separate each of the previously bound pages, was carried out by Graeme Gardiner of Preservation Solutions, Cambridge. Each of the pages can now be more easily viewed, secure in their plastic sheets to prevent any future damage from use. Michael McKimm