The Great Parchment Book

In partnership with the Derry City Councils Heritage and Museum Service and the London Metropolitan Archives, the Great Parchment Book is going to undergo some conservation work at the London Metropolitan Archives. The book should be on display in Derry in 2013 to celebrate the Derry’s 400th anniversary of the building of the City walls in 1613. The book is widely interesting for understanding the City of London’s role in the administration of Ulster.

In 1786, a major fire destroyed most of the Irish Society records in the Guildhall of London, luckily the 165 separated parchment pages of the Great Parchment Book survived the fire but suffered tragic damages.

To follow the evolution of the conservation project, please refer to their blog: 


About juliapoirier

Assistant book and paper conservator at Derry and Raphoe Diocesan Library
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