I was astonished to see bare hands on the pages of a 400-year-old King James Bible in a photograph on The Sun's front page ("Stevenson to house first edition of King James Bible," April 3). I was then stunned by the photo on the inside page of this article showing that the bare hands flipping pages belonged to the director of the Maryland Bible Society and Stevenson University's "archivist."
Isn't it standard archival practice to use gloves when handling documentary artifacts? Now, their fingerprints will also be available for future generations to view on those pages. I hope that their fingerprints are registered so that they won't be confused with others on the pages of this book who may be "someone who shook Shakespeare's hand."