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Paper impregnated with beeswax

From: Amanda Clydesdale <mandyc>
Date: Wednesday, June 20, 2001
Mary Britton Clouse <mtkages [at] aol__com> writes

>A local Ukrainian Church brought me a variety of mixed fiber paper
>materials (letters, newspapers, programs, etc.) that had been
>removed from the cornerstone of their church during a recent
>renovation. All the items had been completely impregnated with
>beeswax to preserve them in the late 1920's

I carried out a trawl of the literature on beeswax in 1994, which
was summarised and  published in Scottish Society for Conservation
Journal   Vol. 5 No. 2. If you don't have access to this, I can
supply a digital version of the first draft of the article.

Mandy Clydesdale
AOC Archaeology Group
Edgefield Industrial Estate
Edgefield Road, Loanhead, Midlothian EH20  9SY.
+44 131 440 3593
Fax: +44 131 440 3422

                  Conservation DistList Instance 15:5
                  Distributed: Thursday, June 21, 2001
                        Message Id: cdl-15-5-004
Received on Wednesday, 20 June, 2001

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