The Quarterly No. 22 - April 1997


Calotype Papers and Richard Turner of Chafford Mills -Colin Osman Hon. FRPS

An account and history of the production of specialist papers for photographic purposes, concentrating in particular on Chafford Mills in Kent. Details of the general production process are given along with developments influenced by photographers.

6 pages, illustrated, maps


A Royal Visit - anon

A postscript to the previous article, giving a description, from The Tunbridge Wells Visitor for 20th September 1834, of the visit to Chafford Mills by The Princess Victoria, three years before her accession to the throne.

1 page


The Travel diaries of Joshua Gilpin: Some Paper Mills in Ireland, 1796 - A P Woolrich

Extracts from the diary of Joshua Gilpin's journey through Cork, the Lakes of Killarney, Clonmel, Kilkenny, Carlow, Kildare and Dublin. Details of his visits to printworks, wire works and papermills, he gives good accounts of some of the processes he observed in his visits, with drawings of some of the works and machinery.

7pages, illustrated


A Further Note on Silurian Paper - Harry Dagnall

A follow up article to "The Vocabulary of Papermaking: Some Notes on the Term Silurian as Applied to Paper", in The Quarterly 21, January 1997, relating to the introduction of new inland postcards in 1894.

1 page


George Mandl 1923 - 1997 - Peter Bower & Richard L Hills

Obituary of George Mandl, papermaker, and an appreciation of his support for the history of papermaking in Britain.

2 pages, illustrated


British Papermills: Hurcott Paper Mill, An Inventory of its Contents in 1877 - Robin Clarke

A highly detailed inventory, for probate, of the contents of Hurcott Mill, Worcestershire, the effects of the late Thomas James, Esq. Listings are given room by room through the mill including the yard and paper stocks.

4 pages


British Watermarks: Early Brittanias - Peter Bower

The original watermark for Foolscap size paper was a Jester's head with cap and bells. This article investigates the change, in England during the eighteenth century, to the Brittania watermark. With detailed descriptions, sources and illustrations of seven variations. The Association's badge is based on a late eighteenth century version.

5 pages, illustrated