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Keeping chronicles - preserving history through written memorabilia
Rosemary Sassoon
Paperback / softback
A. & C. Black Publishers
UK Publication Date

Keeping Chronicles explores the importance of preserving written memorabilia - be it old diaries, letters, sketchbooks, legal papers, and even old cookery or school books. All too often these items are discarded as of little worth when there is not much storage space available. However, these are a fantastic resource. They bring ancestors to life and contribute to family and local as well as national history.

Rosemary Sassoon uses material from family, friends and colleagues around the world to illustrate the many personal and professional uses of written chronicles. The book provides practical advice on what to keep, how to care for it and how to deposit materials that have a wider relevance in museums, record offices or libraries.

All in all, this is a highly illustrated, readable, testimony to the importance of keeping chronicles and it should be a must for all who are interested in learning about and preserving their family records.

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Rosemary Sassoon is the author of a number of books on letterforms, handwriting and design. she holds a PhD from Reading University for her work on children's handwriting. she is also well known for her Sassoon family of child-orientated typefaces.

'..this book presses the importance and value of the written record, leaving us to wonder whether our descendants will suffer a death of written memorabilia given modern society's reliance on electronic communications.'
Your Family History (November 2010)

'This simple, lavishly illustrated book will ensure that its readers never look at written or printed material in the same light again…an easy and interesting read, and one to be recommended to professional and amateur historians and genealogists alike.'
Who Do You Think You Are? (February 2011)

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