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Christine Smith Files Concerning Conservation of the Wills of George Washington and Martha Washington

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Identifier: MSS 16289
Scope and Contents Note The Christine Smith Conservation files (1945-2016; 2.69 cubic feet) concern the conservation of the wills of George Washington and Martha Washington. The files contain slide photographs of each page of each will, usually with additional detail photos. Each set of before-treatment slides represents the wills as they appeared in 1998, approximately nine decades after manuscript restorer William Berwick preserved them; the after-treatment slides document the appearance of each will in 2003....
Dates: Majority of material found within 1945-2016

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