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Re: Separating and mounting maps from 19th century reports

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Yolande Hodson <[log in to unmask]>

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A forum for issues related to map & spatial data librarianship <[log in to unmask]>

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Mon, 15 Jan 2007 15:12:55 -0000

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I fully endorse these very salient points made by Andrew.

Yo Hodson

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Cook, Andrew" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Wednesday, January 10, 2007 5:54 PM
Subject: Re: Separating and mounting maps from 19th century reports


Three points about British Parliamentary Papers:
1. The more people butcher sets of BPP, 'given that there are several
other copies ... in more easily accessible locations', the fewer sets
are left to consult.  Repeatedly destroying just one more because there
were plenty left was what killed off the dodo in Mauritius, and
deforested Easter Island.  Will the person butchering the last set,
please turn out the light in the archives of parliamentary democracy.
2. The sets 'in more easily accessible locations' are subjected to
heavier use, and suffer the most damage and casual depredation,
particularly damage to and loss of folding maps.  Not even the most
important libraries, and the libraries of last resort, can keep pace
with this heavy use, nor make good the gaps which result.
3. It is not necessarily the case that the maps in all copies of a PP
are from the same printing or issue.  They can also differ in content.
This is one of the bibliographical questions about BPP which await
fuller investigation, after Susan Gole alerted us to the phenomenon a
few years ago in her work on maps of the Mediterranean in BPP.

Andrew S Cook MA PhD FRHistS FRSA
Map Archivist, India Office Records
The British Library
96 Euston Road
London NW1 2DB
+44 20 7412 7828



-----Original Message-----
From: A forum for issues related to map & spatial data librarianship
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Humphrey Southall
Sent: 10 January 2007 17:18
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Separating and mounting maps from 19th century reports

I am not allowed to say anything about the funding for this, but this is
about something we need to do in the near future.  I also apologise to
anyone offended by the proposed act of vandalism!

The reports of the Parliamentary Boundary Commissions form part of the
vast body of British Parliamentary Papers, i.e. big fat volumes, mostly
quarto in size.  However, unlike most BPP volumes, they of course
include a large number of maps bound in.  With the exception of the very
first Boundary Commission, for 1831-2, the maps are usually much larger
than the ordinary pages, so they are inserted folded.  Over the years,
there were fewer and fewer ordinary pages, so by the mid-20th century
the report consisted literally of a box containing a set of folded maps.
However, this is about the 1868,
1884 and 1917 reports.

We need to scan a set of these maps both as the first stage of a project
to construct vector boundaries and to create scans as a resource in
their own right.  We have had a set of the reports on long-term and
informal loan, and we have just been told by the actual owners they do
not want them back:  they are disposing of the rest of their collection
of BPP reports, and are donating to us the ones they have loaned.

Here comes the vandalism bit:  given that there are several other copies
of the reports in more easily accessible locations, and given that the
bindings for our copies are in very poor condition, I am proposing to
have the books taken apart with the aim of creating a really good set of
the maps, both for scanning and for long-term preservation.  The maps
are mostly printed on thin and fairly brittle paper (i.e. high acid), so
so long as they are stored as part of the volumes and have to be
un-folded and re-folded each time they are used, they will be subject to
continuing damage. My guess is that they need to be permanently mounted
on some kind of backing sheet.

Has anyone experience of a project like this?  Not having to scan the
maps in situ within the books will cut the cost of scanning, giving us a
budget to pay for restoring the maps (while, sadly, butchering the
books).  Can anyone suggest possible contractors?

Best wishes,

Humphrey Southall




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