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Parchment Deed with Wax Seals, 1476

A dirty, mouldy and damaged manuscript that had been folded for many years

Cleaned, flattened, repaired and mounted for display

After Conservation

Before Conservation

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19th Century Vellum Deed with Wax Seal

A tightly rolled manuscript on vellum on two leaves with wax seal broken and detached

Cleaned, flattened, repaired, mounted and framed for display

After Conservation

Before Conservation

Parchment Will, 1656

A dirty torn and tightly rolled manuscript

Cleaned, flattened, repaired and mounted in a bespoke box that would allow each leaf of the document to be viewed without removing it from the protective box

Lara Meredith

Book & Archive Conservation