I love the fact that I’m using a scanner, computer, iPhone and the internet while I’m reading & researching these dusty hundred+ year old papers, and none of these things were even thought of then (- not even electricity?!).
Anyway, have now scanned 46 (halfway!) each takes an average of 15mins. Luckily the paper in those days was made to last – bet they didn’t even have 80gsm back then – I feel bad folding the corners, but am trying to fold on old creases.
Some of TMP’s little comments are great, I just came across the two below while I was scanning these essays.