Yes Mark Purcell has been amazingly effective at organising the cataloguing of the National Trust's libraries. His post is financed by the American Friends of the Trust, the Royal Oak Foundation, so plaudits should go to them too. I have tried the COPAC system, and it works really well: you can now search which houses had copies of certain pattern books, and link that to the architecture and decoration of those places. Real progress.
Emile ~ I had the pleasure of meeting Mark while on Attingham in 2008, and very much enjoyed looking at some of those amazing books he cares for. What an accomplishment! I look forward to spending some time on the COPAC system myself.
I love both of these beautiful images! And please hang on to that lovely sun for our visit end of the month!
I always love visiting, catching the sun, and interesting bits of wonderful as well as glorious news.pve
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