The Quarterly No. 51 - July 2004

The Origin & Ownership of Delane, Magnay & Co., Papermakers of Taverham, Norfolk - Joseph Mason

The firm of Delane, Magnay and Company that operated Taverham Mill for 38 years from 1846 until 1884 was, during the whole of that period, a major supplier of newsprint to The Times. The story of this papermaking firm is closely linked to the history of that newspaper, and to the two families who dominated it: the Walters and the Delanes.

9 pages, illustrated

Charles Dickens visits a Dartford Paper Mill - Colin Cohen

Contains the text of an article which was the lead item in Household Words, a weekly journal: conducted by Charles Dickens on 31 August 1850 and ran to two and a half pages, the first of which is largely an early history of papermaking and of Dartford. The author surmises that the mill mentioned could be Phoenix Mill but has his reservations.

4 pages, illustrated

Refining Engines - Their History and Utility

Reprint of an article which first appeared in The Paper Trade Review, Vol.13, 28 February 1890, which was a very early attempt to chart the history of what is now very basic machinery: the Refiner. The Editors would appreciate any further articles on this, or any other subject, related to mill machinery.


Wye Conference 2001

A Life with Paper: WJ (Dard) Hunter 1883-1966 - Barry Watson

Short account of the life and work of William Joseph Hunter and his lifelong involvement with papermaking. He published many books including Papermaking by Hand in America and established the Dard Hunter Museum at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge. 

6 pages

Joseph Pape's Papermakers

Two pictures showing the recto and verso of a page from the Journal of Poems and Pictures by Joseph Pape, housed at the National Maritime Museum. This was compiled by Joseph Pape of Dring House, York, at the end of the 18th century, and records through poems and pictures the various events he witnessed during his lifetime.

1 page, illustrated

The Marsden Family and Barnsley Paper Mills - Daven Chamberlain

Account of the involvement of three generations of one family, the Marsdens,in papermaking in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. They initiated, and finally closed, one mill, and expanded the other (main) mill in the town, until they were brought to bankruptcy and had to relinquish their control of the enterprise.

4 pages, illustrated, table, appendix

British Bibliography of Paper History and Watermark Studies No 11, 2003 - Andrew Honey

Listing of articles concerned with papermaking published in 2003, with addenda to Bibliography No 10, 2002.

2 pages

Papermaking Texts: Repulping Paper and Straw-paper - Alan Crocker

English translation of the article entitled 'On the repulping of paper with some notes on the project to make paper with straw.' This was first published in the Annals of Arts and Manufactures or Technological Specifications on Modern Discoveries concerning Arts, Manufactures, Agriculture and Commerce published in Messidor an IX (June/July 1801, see French Revolutionary Calendar for an explanation). The article was prompted in part by Matthias Koops' patent of 1800, see The Quarterly No 39, July 2001.

4 pages, illustrated

Index to The Quarterly Nos 41-44 - Terry Wells

The index is arranged in nine categories: Articles by author; Articles by title; Book reviews; General index; Illustrations; Papermakers; Paper mills; Tipped-in paper samples; Watermarks. The Watermarks index is further divided into those that are illustrated and those that are mentioned in the text.

17 pages