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Silking title pages
Forgive me if this has already been sent - there is someting strange
going on here with the computer.
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
'archival' paper. The materials used in this technique would also
raise concerns about the long term safety of this method.
Preserving Archives and Manuscripts by Mary Lynn Ritzenthaler
(Pub: Society of American Archivists) is a good general reference,
and contains a little information on silking.
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