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From: Jonathan London:DIA
Date: ## 02/29/96 10:26 ##
As far as I know it was to set the inks, so that the aristocatic
fingers were not sullied with dirty marks from the ink!!
From: (Claudia Stall) cstall@xxxxxxxxxxxxx:smtp
Date: ## 02/29/96 10:16 ##
In aristocratic circles it was common in England for butlers to iron
the morning paper before giving it to the master.
Was this to set the ink? or for wrinkles? or?
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