Gravell Watermark Archive The database includes digital images of photographicreproductions of over 6,500 watermarks in paper made between 1400 and 1835 which form part of theThomas Gravell Watermark Collection at the University of Delaware Library.
John Waterman, Jonathan Olney, Jonathan Ballou(also Ballau), and William Goddard formed a partnershipin 1764 to build a paper mill on the outskirtsof Providence, each holding an eighth share in theventure. It is not known who held the remaining halfinterest in the mill. An inn keeper and member of the...
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In previous blogs I have looked at the subject matter which appears in old prints, as well as the processes used to make them. Another important aspect of old prints is the paper upon which the impressions are made, so today we’ll take a look at this subject.
Prints have been made on papyrus, vellum, silk and other materials, but the vast majority of antique prints are made on paper. The quality and content of the paper has varied considerably over the years. Until the nineteenth century, paper was almost exclusively made from rags (primarily cotton or linen) which were soaked and stirred in vats until the fibers separated into a pulpy mixture that could be used to make sheets of paper. In the nineteenth century, wood pulp paper was developed, which used wood fibers. The wood pulp was created either by mechanical means (first developed about 1840) or shortly thereafter by chemical processes.
American Watermarks, 1690-1835 This series consists of the manuscript and watermark photographs from Gravell's A Catalogue of American Watermarks, 1690-1835, as well as material used by Gravell in the compilation of his catalog, including the slides and identification cards, his research notes on papermakers, papermills, paper merchants, paper molds, bank molds, and secondary sources, and approximately 50 slides that were not included in the book.
The cards also have a collection abbreviation and number in thebottom left-hand corner so they can be matched with the corresponding slide. Both the slides and the identification cards have an additional code, usually on the upperright, that indicates either the repository holding the watermarked sheet of paper, or the specificmanuscript collection within that repository.
In some cases Gravell's research notes are included as well. Gravell organized his slides in two different ways, either by the country where the paperwas made or by the manuscript collection from which the watermark came.
Also early draft material on paper mills, paper makers, purchasing agents, lists of watermarks organized by category such as shape or name, and alphabetical lists of watermarks.
To compound the problem, highly regardedwatermarks were often duplicated by other papermakers, and sometimes second-hand papermolds were sold and used by others with the watermark still attached.
Foreign Watermarks, 1590-1849 This series includes the slides, manuscript, and some research material used by Gravell in the compilation of A Catalogue of Foreign Watermarks Found on Paper Used in America, 1700-1835, as well as his additional foreign slide collections.
Also included are Gravell's research notes, papers he wrote on the Dylux process and theresearch value of watermarks, and secondary source material dealing with papermaking andpaper mills.
Material from A Catalogue of Foreign Watermarks Found on Paper Used in America, 1700-1835 Includes the slides, corresponding identification cards, manuscript, and draft material from Gravell's A Catalogue of Foreign Watermarks Found on Paper Used in America, 1700-1835.
Gravell collected images of watermarks on handmade paper made in both theUnited States and Europe, and his sources date from the 15th through the 19th centuries,although the bulk of the watermarks are from the 18th and early 19th centuries.