Reference numberCLP/3i/4
TitlePaper, 'Marble paper' from J [John] Evelyn to Rob Murrey [Robert Moray]
DateJanuary 1662
DescriptionEvelyn describes a method of marbling paper, describing the way of making the dyeing agent and the recipes for creating specific colours, including blue, yellow, green, and red. Includes three figures in margins in the text.

Subject: Art / Chemistry

Read to the Royal Society on 8 January 1661 [1662]. Two weeks later, Evelyn's method was actually tried and it 'succeeded'.
Physical descriptionInk on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialMS/776/128
Related records in the catalogueRBC/1/33
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8217Evelyn; John (1620 - 1706); antiquary, diarist, and gardener1620 - 1706
NA8261Moray; Sir; Robert (1608 - 1673); army officer and politician1608 - 1673
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