Quote

From:

Masshill
Tubbercurry
Co Sligo
Ireland

VAT: IE 9040900Q

Quote Number 000522
Quote Date January 11, 2022
Valid Until April 11, 2022
Total €1,407.40
To:
Davitt Museum

Straide
Co Mayo
Ireland

https://www.michaeldavittmuseum.ie/

Letters

Condition:
Very poor: severe overall microbial degradation with lacunae as result

Proposed treatment

  • Dryclean where appropriate and possible
  • Leafcast infills of missing parts where suitable complemented with Japanese tissue. The degraded areas may need to be prepared with alcohol/water to make the hydrophobic areas acceptable for leafcast infills. *
  • Alternatively Japanese tissue repairs/infills applied with wheat starch paste
  • or Heat set repairs only
  • Store in custom made acid free folders or in clear Mylar pockets

 

Diary

Condition:
Very poor:

  • collapsed binding and sewing structure
  • frayed and worn edges, with tears
  • severe microbial degradation at spine and centrefolds

Proposed treatment

  • Unbind diary, dryclean where appropriate and possible.
  • Leafcast infills of missing parts where suitable complemented with Japanese tissue. The degraded areas may need to be prepared with alcohol/water to make the hydrophobic areas acceptable for leafcast infills. *
  • Alternatively Japanese tissue repairs/infills applied with wheat starch paste
  • or Heat set repairs only
  • Rebind in existing consolidated cover

* Leafcasting will be the preferential treatment but depends on stability of inks used. These will be tested prior treatment and will determine the course of action

 

Hrs/Qty Service Rate/PriceSub Total
1 Set up and prepare for conservation

Take images
Prepare materials
Set up leafcaster

€120.00€120.00
10 Conservation of letters
€60.00€600.00
10 Materials letters

Including but not limited to:
- Wishab dry cleaning material
- Klucel-G, methylcellulose, wheat starch paste
- Isopropanol
- Aslan heat set tissue
- Paper Nao Japanese support tissues and infill paper
- Griffen Mill leafcasting pulp
- Timecare paper for folders
- Mylar pockets
- Archival box board

€2.00€20.00
1 Conservation of Diary
€360.00€360.00
1 Materials
€20.00€20.00
1 Conservation report (if required) €120.00€120.00
Sub Total €1,240.00
VAT @ 13.5% €167.40
VAT @ 23% €0.00
Total €1,407.40