Record

Reference numberRBO/3/14
Alternative reference numberRBO.3.35
LevelItem
Title'The Art - Of making Parchment, Vellam, Glue etc' by John Beale
Date1664
DescriptionAccount of how Matthew Wills of Yeovil makes parchment and vellum (which Beale believes is the best in England at 5 shillings a roll). He choses calf skin for vellum and skins of ewes or rams, rather than wethers, for parchment

Figure of the stretching frame
Read to the Royal Society on 25 May 1664
LanguageEnglish
Extent6 sides
FormatManuscript
Access statusOpen
Related records in the catalogueCLP/3i/18
RBC/2/53
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA7771Beale; John (- 1724) - 1724
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