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Re: [BKARTS] bleached linen?



Thanks for the input (and the bad jokes - this mummy certainly folded
a lot of linen in her day)  on the use of the linen. I'm going to
take an experimental approach to it: use it and see how it holds up.
The bleaching process weakening the fibers is an excellent point that
I hadn't thought of.

---Amy West

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Date:    Tue, 15 Feb 2005 15:00:30 -0500
From:    Dorothy Africa <africa@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: bleached linen?
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  We have some pretty old books here in our special collections area, and
whether the joints and hinges are split or in tact is not dependant on the
material in use, I think, as in combinations of factors such as how well
the binding was done, whether the storage conditions were good or bad, and
how much and how carefully the book was used.   I don't think linen is more
fragile to cotton, but heavily bleached linen may well be more fragile than
natural linen just as a consequence of the bleaching process, perhaps?
 Dorothy Africa

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