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Betsy Palmer Eldridge, [Fellow]

Book & Paper Private Practice
Independent Conservator
Toronto, ON

Betsy Palmer Eldridge was introduced to the book arts by Hannah French at Wellesley College in 1957. Subsequently she trained in bookbinding in Germany at the Metz Bindery in Hamburg and in France at the Ecole Estienne and with Jules Fache in Paris. Later she worked in book and paper conservation with Carolyn Horton & Associates in New York. Since moving to Toronto in 1973 she has maintained a private conservation workshop there, and since the founding of CBBAG in 1983 has designed and taught their training courses and workshops. She joined GBW in 1960 and served as president 2000-2006, receiving the Laura Young Award in 2007.