WHATMAN PAPER :
- WHATMAN Hand Made wove paper 1759-1760
- This is one of the first uses of genuine wove paper
- Watermarks were not
widely used until the late 1700s
- The few watermarks
seen in British paper from this era are usually simple.
- Right is a partial watermark
: the letter"W" for Whatman
- The W is approximately
11 mm wide at the widest- top w
- It stands alone and
is correct for how J Whatman Sr. watermarked his papers.
- This is a watermark
for J Whatman Sr.
- My thanks for information
to Steve R. Hill Paper Historian and Archivist at Whatman -Springfield
Mill in Maidstone
- < "W"
- Found worn copy of
a book printed in 1760 -
- Prolusions; or
Select Pieces of Ancient Poetry
- Edward Capell (Editor).
- Only a few copies
- Title page shown.
- appearing on page 35 of the section Edward III by
- Some copies show
partial Whatman watermarks - showing the manufacture of this
wove paper was by the Whatman company at the Turkey Paper Mill.
- ( Historical reference from
Dard Hunter, Paper making: the history and technique of an
ancient craft, pps 125-127)
- This copy of the
book has all wove paper in it.