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Yours respectfully, William Berwick : paper conservation in the United States and western Europe, 1800 to 1935

Author: Christine Smith, (Paper conservator); Legacy Press,
Publisher: [Ann Arbor, Michigan] : The Legacy Press, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book interweaves two related histories: the professional biography of William Berwick (1848-1920), who was the preeminent manuscript restorer in the United States during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and an exploration of the world of paper conservation in the U.S. and Western Europe during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries."--Introduction, page 1.
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Named Person: William Berwick
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christine Smith, (Paper conservator); Legacy Press,
ISBN: 1940965012 9781940965017
OCLC Number: 960894804
Description: 664, [8] pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: William Berwick's personal history and early career --
The restoration workshop at the Library of Congress --
Collegial exchange --
Silking and its antecedents --
Experiments with synthetic coatings --
Environmental concerns --
Working methods --
The businessman --
The expert --
Responding to disaster --
The teacher --
Mr. Berwick's departure --
The decline of silking, the rise of cellulose acetate lamination.
Other Titles: Paper conservation in the United States and western Europe, 1800 to 1935
Responsibility: Christine A. Smith.

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"This book interweaves two related histories: the professional biography of William Berwick (1848-1920), who was the preeminent manuscript restorer in the United States during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and an exploration of the world of paper conservation in the U.S. and Western Europe during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries."--Introduction, page 1.

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