Dampd intimidating presence
It’s hard to tell from these photos whether Old Tom is having a fine time or grimly lamenting his fate.According to his biographer Peter Ackroyd, the Eliots’ trip to Morocco early in 1960 was taken because of a need to escape damp, rainy England and provide relief from his emphysema.Lyndall Gordon, in her biography of Eliot, mentions the Kennerleys only once. In itemizing Tom’s many phobias, in this case of having to converse with a woman, Gordon states he was once horrified to have sat through a solo dinner with Jean Kennerley during the war. Don’t try to remove the mould yourself if it’s caused by sewage or other contaminated water.“Protect yourself from mould spores by wearing goggles, long rubber gloves and mask that covers your nose and mouth.) “excessive eagerness for knowledge, inquisitiveness, curiosity.” The main purpose of this blog is to inform our friends, followers, and the casual reader of newly-acquired items and “rediscoveries”: those things we come across, in the course of our work with our collections, that are simply too interesting or wonderful not to share with a larger audience.It’s late 2010, and though we’re just now moving into the blogging universe, please indulge us, and allow us to start off with something good, let’s say a bang, rather than a whimper…i.e., We have a collection of manuscript material by and about the publisher and book auction house owner Mitchell Kennerley (1878-1950) that are just being processed.
The spore out from these fruiting bodies can be the first indication that dry rot is present.Rising damp Plaster will bubble and peel away from the interior walls.Horizontal brown or discoloured marks to be seen up to one meter in height on interior walls, otherwise known as “Tide Marks”.In a newly-built home damp can occur if the water used when the house was built is still drying out.
While there are things you can do to fix damp problems, how do you spot it in the first place?
Included in this collection are correspondence of Kennerley’s younger son, Morley Kennerley, who was a Director of Faber and Faber, the British publishers, for many years, and of his wife, Jean Baikie Kennerley.