Antique Cornish documents to undergo conservation work

old-books-715298-mA grant from the The National Manuscripts Conservation Trust has ensured that two rare 17th and 18th Century Cornish manuscripts will be restored this year. The manuscripts, which contain “an early example of a Cornish grammar and vocabulary study which resembles a Cornish dictionary,” and an examination of the contemporary decline of the language, date back from 1688 and 1750.

The unpublished texts are key sources for people studying Cornish language and literature, and are to be made available to the public at Cornwall Record Office when the restorations are complete later this year.

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