Preserving the evidence: the trials of an early modern map

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Date / time
Date(s) - 16 August
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Events Space, The National Archives


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

Sonja Schwoll (Senior Conservation Manager, The National Archives) and Susan Littledale take you behind the scenes of how 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.

This talk is part of The National Archives’ Summer Lecture Series exploring the theme ‘Mapping and movement: people, place and power’, which is generously sponsored by the Friends of The National Archives and supported by the Royal Historical Society.