What you have is known as a short certificate.
As to the cost at the time and restoration work I will leave that to others to comment
suffice to say, like you said, don't use sellotape.
On 31 Mar 2004 at 11:16, Jennifer MacPherson wrote:
Because I already had a copy birth certificate for my mother I had
checked her original one which she had put into a sealed envelope marked
'Birth Certificate Ivy Ann MacPherson - Fragile:' She had once told me
that it was falling to bits because it was a cheap birth certificate and
all her parents could afford at the time.
I have just opened the envelope and discovered that it is a small
certificate showing only her name and date of birth, reference numbers
and district and dated 1908. On the back it refers to payment of a fee
not exceeding three-pence. Does any one know what the fee for a full
certificate issued in 1908 would have been?
The certificate is in a fragile tattered state and in two halves with a
small portion missing. Can a lister member advise me if I should leave
it as it is or try to piece it together. I know sellotape is not
The name of the Deputy Registrar was L. HOUGHTON, in case someone is
researching that name. Reg. District is Hull Sub district Myton.
Jennifer MacPherson NZ
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