Reference numberCLP/22ii/47
TitlePaper, Account of an extract of John Clerk's dissertation 'De Stylis Veterum et diversis Chartarum generibus [Concerning the pen of the ancients and the diverse origins of paper]' by Roger Gale
DescriptionNotes that John Clerk was baron of the Exchequer in Scotland. Discusses antique brass implements found near the wall of Antoninus Pius, now named Graham's Dyke, in Scotland. Gives a dissertation on the stylus, an instrument used by the ancients for writing. Includes figures in copper plate.

Subject: History, Antiquity
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1731.0026
Fellows associated with this archive
NA2848Gale; Roger (1672 - 1744)1672 - 1744
NA7073Clerk; Sir; John (1676 - 1755)1676 - 1755
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