Thank you - National Manuscripts Conservation Trust!
We are excited to tell you we have been awarded a generous grant from the NMCT to enable us to train two recently graduated book conservators. We will be working with a wonderful group of volunteers who have a collection of journals written by John James Morris, a lay preacher from Llanivet, Cornwall.
The journals, all 42 of them, were rescued from a skip and have been kept safe by the volunteers until we could secure funding to clean, repair and house them.
Plans are now afoot to get the project underway and to raise the rest of the funding needed to conserve the journals for the nation.
Kresen Kernow, Cornwall's archive centre, home to the world's biggest collection of archive and library material related to Cornwall, will be taking in the journals once they are conserved.