Monday, March 23, 2009

Request from PRB&M

Cynthy from Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts posted this note to Ex-Libris yesterday and accepted my offer to repost it here as well:

"Dear Friends,

Our first week post-fire having been devoted pretty much entirely to book care, the second one began with visits from structural engineers and building contractors. Early word from them is that especially when it comes to the rear part of the second floor and to our treasured old windows throughout, much will need to be rebuilt rather than repaired; and we wonder - please, does anyone reading this have any emailable PICTURES that could help us (i.e., help the builders) with that? Interior images showing floors, transoms, and woodwork in the second
floor back hall, detail in Cynthia Williams's office (the one with the peaked "gothic" window), and
*anything* in David's back office/study (but particularly the fireplace) will be very welcome.

There is actually a GOOD deal to report as to how things evolve here, and we are working on an update to the "recovery" web-page. I will not offer it redundantly in this message.

For all your many, many kind messages, thoughts, and prayers at this hard time - many thanks!


Email any photos you might have to Cynthy at rarebks

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