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Subject: Copper sulfate

Copper sulfate

From: Sue Lynn McGuire <mcguire>
Date: Thursday, April 6, 1995
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We have located a jug of "Mildew Treatment" prepared by a previous
employee which contains 2.5% CuSo4.  The hand typed instructions say to
apply with a cloth which has been dipped in the solution and dried prior
to use to wipe mildew from a book.  We quickly checked Mary Lynn
Ritzenthaler's _Preserving Archives and Manuscripts_ but saw no info
about Copper Sulfate. We have numerous periodicals (bound in buckram)
and leather-bound books which have been stored in a damp, dirty basement
for *too* many years.

Has anyone used CuSo4?  If so, please advise.  If not, recommendations
are welcome. We are a small staff without a preservation department or
much time to allot to this project.  We need "quick and dirty" solutions
for a "damp and dirty problem."

Sue Lynn McGuire
CNC Box 71949
Carson-Newman College
Jefferson City TN 37760

                  Conservation DistList Instance 8:82
                   Distributed: Sunday, April 9, 1995
                        Message Id: cdl-8-82-013
Received on Thursday, 6 April, 1995

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