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Preserving the evidence: the trials of an early modern map

From: Thursday 16.08.18
at 6:30pm
To: Thursday 16.08.18
at 8:30pm

The National Archives

Bessant Dr, Kew, TW9 4DU


When a map was first opened by the conservation team at The National Archives U.K., out fell endless fragments of paper and began an investigation back to 1725.

Event description: 

Sonja Schwoll (The National Archives) and Susan Littledale take you behind the scenes of how conservators and conservation scientists rescued a map that lay at the heart of a seventy-year dispute and reveal more about the figure central to the court case, a Mr Samuel Travers. 

Sonja Schwoll ACR is Senior Conversation Manager at The National Archives. Prior to this she was an independent book conservator and has taught book conservation at Camberwell College of Arts and West Dean College for over ten years.

Susan Littledale is a former producer for BBC Radio Four where she worked on daily news and current affairs programmes and is a Friend of The National Archives. Since retiring she has undertaken historical research on a variety of topics and recently published an article on Samuel Travers in Magna, the Friends’ magazine.