Dear Diaroid Lover,

The image of the new beautiful diary we have received is only half of it!

The diary dates to 1754.

It contains a list of remedies, including one, written in ironically faded ink, ‘To Recover the Ink of Old Deeds’:

Take five or six galls finely powdered and pat them into a pint of Mountain Wine, & let them stand together three or four days in an appothecary’s [sic] sand heat to digest. Strike the dull part of the writing over with a plain pencil dipd [sic] in the liquor and it will recover them.

Just to reassure you that we will not be trying this on any of the diaries in the collection.