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Rupert Brooke's signature

5. Using the Reading Room

So now you know where to find the documents you want to read. What next?

From the document below, it seems Rupert Brooke may have damaged a letter which was sent to him by E.M. Forster, by not opening it as he ought to!

Damaged letter from EM Forster to Rupert Brooke
Letter from E.M. Forster to Rupert Brooke, 15 October 1910. Archive Centre, King’s College, Cambridge. RCB/L/1/22
Larger image | Letter transcript (opens a new tab)

With this in mind, it is important to think about how to handle archival documents, which are often very valuable and more fragile than secondary materials.

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