The Quarterly No. 83 - July 2012


Life's Wonderful Surprises: the Rediscovery of a Collection of Drawings by John Constable RA (1776-1837) and Thomas Stothard RA (1755-1834) - Peter Bower

A review of a collection of drawings by these two notable artists that was put up for sale during mid-2012. The article shows some of the sketches along with a detailed analysis of the papers made by the author.

12 pages, 35 illustrations


English Wallpaper Manufacture, c1700 - c1800 - Clare Taylor

A very detailed and well-referenced description of the English wallpaper trade during the entirety of the 18th century, which includes information on imagery and styles, by one of our foremost authorities on the subject.

11 pages, 5 illustrations


History of Paper Test Instrumentation Part 23: First Addendum to Parts 6-10 - Daven Chamberlain

Updated information and images relating to Opacity, Tactile, Dimensional Stability, Tensile and Burst Testers.

3.5 pages, 5 illustrations


Glory Mill, c1900

A montage of four images from Wiggins Teape's Glory Mill.

0.5 page, 1 illustration


Joseph Town and Sons Turkey Mill, Keighley, and Albion Street, Leeds (In Memoriam: John Town 1923-2011) - Catherine Wright

The Town family built and operated this mill between 1822-1918, after which Portals purchased the business, which in turn became part of Wiggins Teape in 1930. Much of this information comes from a recently discovered family scrapbook, which gives personal reflections on many of the changes that occurred during the family's tenure of the mill.

10 pages, 10 illustrations


British Bibliography of Paper History and Watermark Studies No.19, 2011 - Peter Bower

Listing of articles concerned with papermaking history and paper conservation published in 2011.

2.5 pages


Australian Watermarks

Two Wiggins Teape watermarks produced by the Shoalhaven mill in Australia.

0.5 page, 2 illustrations


The Quarterly Index Nos 77 to 80 - Terry Wells

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

12 pages