Reference numberCLP/3i/18
TitlePaper, '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. Includes two small figures within the text and two larger figures on separate pages at the end of the paper, depicting tools used in the parcment making; knives used for scraping and a stretching frame.

Subject: Industry / Trade

Read to the Royal Society on 25 May 1664.
Physical descriptionInk on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialThis paper was ordered by the society to be registered and copies can be found at RBO/3/14, RBC/2/53 and MS/215/54
Related records in the catalogueRBC/2/53
Fellows associated with this archive
NA3355Beale; John (c1608 - c1683); clergyman and writerc1608 - c1683
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