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Shennan family: Business and family papers relating to Watson Shennan and the Shennan family

Collection | Ref # ARC-0317 | Held by Hocken Collections

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Shennan family: Business and family papers relating to Watson Shennan and the Shennan family

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Watson Shennan was one of the first and most influential runholders in Central Otago. He was born in Scotland in 1835, the son of Robert Shennan. At the age of 22, in 1857, he arrived in Otago on the 'Thomas and Henry' with his brother Alexander and set out to look for land in Central Otago. read more …

Dates covered:

1847 - 1997
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The problem is - it has been sitting somewhere damp for the last 30 years after passing from Robert's granddaughter Winifred Short to one of her stepchildren when she died.

The front cover and most of the book is fine. It is the last few pages and the back cover that are affected by damp and mould. Restoration is currently beyond the budget. What can we do in the meantime? It is currently sitting in an enclosed box isolated from other papers.
Your expert advice is anticipated.

kummar · Posted 04 March 2011

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