Charity begins at home for Cutty Sark book

Simon Malcolm donating the book to Museum Librarian Frances Prentice

Simon Malcolm donating the book to Museum Librarian Frances Prentice

The Knox Grammar School Bookfair Committee have generously donated a copy of Alan Villier’s Cutty Sark to the Vaughan Evans Library.

Eagle eyed committee member Simon Malcolm spotted the volume amongst the many boxes. Signed by the officeholders of the Cutty Sark Preservation Society and accompanied by a selection of photographs relating to the vessel’s restoration in 1953 and a visit by the Duke of Edinburgh.
Ironically this is one of the few volumes by Alan Villiers not in Vaughan Evans possession when he donated his collection which was the foundation of the Museum’s Research Library so we were delighted to receive this special copy from Simon.
Conservation volunteer Jack McBurney has been tasked with making a tailor made archival box for the volume which will be included as part of the Library’s rare book collection.
The Annual Bookfair happens on the 11-14 July, at Knox Grammar School, Wahroonga.

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