The Quarterly No. 68 - October 2008


A Life in Letters: The Papers Used by Mary Delany (1700-1788) for her Correspondence and Other Documents - Peter Bower

This documentation of the papers used by Mary Delany for her correspondence arose as part of the author's research into the papers she used for her collages, the nearly 1000 'paper mosaicks', coloured paper collages of plants of extraordinary beauty, skill and botanical accuracy, now in the British Museum. This research was carried out for the Yale Center for British Art's forthcoming publication Mrs Delany and her Circle, published to accompany an exhibition of the same name, which will open at the yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut, in the summer of 2009 and then travel to the Sir John Soane Museum in the autumn of 2009.

24 pages, illustrated


The Warrell Family - Mary Elizabeth Thomas

Warrell family history, of whom the author is a descendant, with an unbroken line of papermakers/printers through seven generations. The study of the two aspects of them as a family and as papermakers gives a unique insight into the working lives of these men and women.

6 pages, illustrated


Audubon's 'The Birds of America' - Tatyana Petukhova

This article describes a study and conservation of two of Audubon's 'The Birds of America' prints. The history of the creation of the book's 'double elephant' publication, its provenance, and the materials, from which the prints had been made, were studied. The focus of this article is on the print's paper, and the conservation of the prints.

7 pages, illustrated


History of Paper Test Instrumentation Part 9: Hand Strength Test Methods and Dry Tensile Property Testers - Daven Chamberlain

The continuation of this comprehensive series. The next few parts will deal with the general subject of strength, one of obvious importance to papermakers and end users alike, and a subject that has attracted development of more instruments than any other.

11 pages, illustrated