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Sponsor A Manuscript

AlanLordManuscriptIn 2009 the Library launched the Sponsor A Manuscript appeal to raise £2,500 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, amongst others.

The Library thanks Professor Alan Lord (pictured), Stephen Palmer and Dr Susan Turner for their donations that allowed us to conserve this important item in late 2010.

The conservation work, to restore and individually 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 and are secured in plastic sheets to prevent any future damage from use.