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Stafford County Order Book, 1749-1755 (1791 transcription).
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Accession Number: 50214
Creator: John Fox, a Stafford County, Va deputy court clerk
Date: 1749 - 1755
Dimensions: The volume dimensions are 17 x 11 x 2 inches, 479 pages long.
Description: Please see the following article for more on the volume's unique ownership history: http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2011/10/jersey_city_library_returns_sp.html
Restoration Needs: Conservation - The pages will be cleaned, deacidified and then mended with Japanese tissue and then flattened as needed in this large oversize volume. The book's binding will be resewn in linen thread. The original leather and all labels will be retained and restored in a newly rebound volume in suede (to match the original remnants as closely as possible). The binding will then be tooled (decorated) in period style with a leather spine label.
Cost of restoration: $5896

This volume has been adopted for conservation in March of 2012 by the Virginia Daughters of the American Revolution, Patricia Musick Hatfield, State Regent.


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