Papermaking apprentice's notebook

Summary

Creator: Creator unknown
Date(s): approximately 1890
Call Number: MSS 0097, Item 0159
Language: Materials entirely in English.
Abstract: This notebook belonged to an English papermaking apprentice in the 1890s and contains instructions and recipes for making paper as well as poetry.
Physical Description: 1 volume (90 pages) 16 cm
Source: Purchase, 1985.
Processing: Processed by Kate Hand, December 2007. Encoded by E. Evan Echols, October 2014. Finding aid prepared using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Biographical and Historical Notes

The keeper of this notebook was a papermaking apprentice in England circa the 1890s.

Sources

Biographical information derived from collection.

Scope and Content Note

This notebook belonged to an English papermaking apprentice in the 1890s and contains instructions and recipes for making paper as well as poetry.

This notebook is a small, leather-bound volume with autograph instructions and recipes for making paper. There is a seal on the front endpaper that with the words "From Wilson and Witworth, Printers, Bookbinders, & Stationers; High St., Grays."

The front of the volume contains tables of paper sizes with weights converted from pounds to imperial measurements. The tables are followed by mathematical problems used to calculate paper production. The majority of the volume contains general notes on the papermaking process as well as recipes for making particular types and colors of papers. Some sections include "The Wire," "Marking edges on Paper," "Press Rolls," "Boiling Esparto," "Preparation of Lime + Soda Ash," "Bleach Test," "Preparation of the Gelatine," "Blotting Paper," and "A Rule to Figure Production."

The back of the volume contains several poems of a humorous or inspirational nature. It is not clear if they are original or copied. There are also two addresses in England and a page headed "Hearts of Oak proposed members."

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Shelving Summary

  • Item 0159: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0097

Access Information

The collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

MSS 0097, Item 0159, Papermaking apprentice's notebook, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Related Materials in This Repository

This item forms part of MSS 0097 Diaries, Journals, and Ships' Logs collection.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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Container List

Papermaking apprentice's notebook, approximately 1890 1 volume Item 0159

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