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Keeping Chronicles: Preserving History Through Written Memorabilia by Rosemary Sassoon at Abbey's Bookshop,

Keeping Chronicles: Preserving History Through Written Memorabilia

Rosemary Sassoon

9781408129005

A & C Black


Reference; Care & restoration of antiques; Local interest, family history & nostalgia

Paperback

160 pages

$74.60  $67.15

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<!--StartFragment-->Keeping Chronicles explores the importance of preserving written memorabilia - be it old diaries, letters, sketchbooks, legal papers, and even old cookery or school books. All too often these items are discarded as of little worth when there is not much storage space available. However, these are a fantastic resource. They bring ancestors to life and contribute to family and local as well as national history. Rosemary Sassoon uses material from family, friends and colleagues around the world to illustrate the many personal and professional uses of written chronicles. The book provides practical advice on what to keep, how to care for it and how to deposit materials that have a wider relevance in museums, record offices or libraries. All in all, this is a highly illustrated, readable, testimony to the importance of keeping chronicles and it should be a must for all who are interested in learning about and preserving their family records. <!--EndFragment-->

By:   Rosemary Sassoon
Imprint:   A & C Black
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 253mm,  Width: 175mm,  Spine: 20mm
Weight:   454g
ISBN:  

9781408129005


ISBN 10:   1408129000
Pages:   160
Publication Date:   November 2010
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Available   Availability explained
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Foreword Introduction Chapter 1 - Why collect? Chapter 2 - Diaries Chapter 3 - Letters Chapter 4 - Postcards and envelopes Chapter 5 - Memoirs and sketches Chapter 6 - Travel records Chapter 7 - Business and legal records Chapter 8 - Day books and albums Chapter 9 - Scrapbooks, sketchbooks and author manuscripts Chapter 10 - School books and reports Chapter 11 - Cookery books and other domestic records Chapter 12 - Advice from the professionals

Rosemary Sassoon is the author of a number of books on letterforms, handwriting and design. she holds a PhD from Reading University for her work on children's handwriting. she is also well known for her Sassoon family of child-orientated typefaces.


'..this book presses the importance and value of the written record, leaving us to wonder whether our descendants will suffer a death of written memorabilia given modern society's reliance on electronic communications.' Your Family History (November 2010) 'This simple, lavishly illustrated book will ensure that its readers never look at written or printed material in the same light again...an easy and interesting read, and one to be recommended to professional and amateur historians and genealogists alike.' Who Do You Think You Are? (February 2011)

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