A bid has been launched to save historic documents, including a letter written by Oliver Cromwell, which are being put at risk by the warm wet weather in Shropshire, England. Historical experts say that thousands of pounds need to be spent to carry out an upgrade of the air conditioning at Oswestry’s Guildhall where the archives, which date back hundreds of years, are kept.
Archivist Helen Haynes said the humidity and temperature in the strongrooms were causing grave concern. Now she is urging town councilors to consider changing the air conditioning at the strongrooms in a bid to protect the priceless documents.
You can read more at http://www.shropshirestar.com/2009/07/21/humidity-threatens-historic-archives.