The Quarterly No. 1 - July 1989


The British Association of Paper Historians

Welcoming letter from the Chairman, Richard L Hills, also details of the first conference and members of the interim Committee.

1 page


JMW Turner's use of Paper: The First Swiss tour, 1802 - Peter Bower

Examination of the papers and techniques Turner used on this three month tour of France and Switzerland. With details of the sources, sizes and watermarks of the English, French and Swiss papers in the sketchbooks he used. Also given are details of the surface wash treatments of the papers, and medium used for drawing.

4 pages, illustrated


Paper-maker's Mould dated 1812 - Alan Crocker

Report of a detailed examination of a double mould with J Simmons 1812 watermark. The Simmons family made paper at Sickle Mill, Haslemere, Surrey from 1736 to 1854. A highly detailed description of the materials and methods used in the construction of the mould is given.

2 pages, illustrated


Papermakers in Apprenticeship Indentures - Glenys Crocker

Short note on the use of Apprenticeship Indentures of children placed by the Overseers of the Poor in finding information on early paper makers and paper mills, with examples.