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Silking title pages
see document for message
CEO file contents:
Silking of documents is no longer practiced, as the useful life of
the technique was and is far too short for the preservation of
Preserving Archives and Manuscripts by Mary Lynn Ritzenthaler
(Pub: Society of American Archivists) is a good general reference.
Red rot can sometimes be treated successfully with a solution of
"Klucel" (Hydroxy propyl cellulose). I suggest you contact a
conservator for advice with sourcing a supply and application.
National Archives of New Zealand