Reference numberCLP/3i/18/1
TitleManuscript, 'The art of making parchment, vellum, glue etc' by John Beale
Date14 December 1663
DescriptionAccount of how Matthew Wills of Yeovil [Somerset, England] makes parchment and vellum (which Beale believes is the best in England at 5 shillings a roll). He uses calf skin for vellum and skins of ewes or rams, rather than wethers, for parchment.

Subject: Industry / Trade

Read to the Royal Society on 25 May 1664.
Physical descriptionInk on paper.
Access statusOpen
Related records in the catalogueRBC/2/53
Fellows associated with this archive
NA3355Beale; John (c1608 - c1683); clergyman and writerc1608 - c1683
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