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Unprecedented in size and scope, this directory describes more than 500 paper mills on the basis of census records, archival sources, local histories, and watermark evidence. It traces economic developments and technological changes in the American paper trade from the colonial period to the industrial era, with special reference to its close connections with the printing business, which depended on local sources of supply for newsprint, book paper, and plate paper for engraved illustrations. Newly discovered and reattributed watermarks make it possible to identify these products and provide a more reliable means of dating and localizing works on paper.

This fully documented survey of paper mills also contains biographical information about members of the trade and a succinct history of papermaking in America with essays on manufacturing methods, mechanization, business practices, and distribution networks. Among the illustrations in this volume are hitherto unrecorded woodcut and engraved views of manufactories, used in the packaging art of that period.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-3
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. 4-5
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Abbreviations and Sources
  2. pp. ix-xxiv
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. xxv-lxxxviii
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  1. 1. Pennsylvania
  2. pp. 1-84
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  1. 2. Massachusetts
  2. pp. 85-134
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  1. 3. New Jersey
  2. pp. 135-156
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  1. 4. Maine
  2. pp. 157-161
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  1. 5. Virginia
  2. pp. 162-165
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  1. 6. Rhode Island
  2. pp. 166-170
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  1. 7. Connecticut
  2. pp. 171-195
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  1. 8. New York
  2. pp. 196-223
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  1. 9. Maryland
  2. pp. 224-235
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  1. 10. North Carolina
  2. pp. 236-238
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  1. 11. New Hampshire
  2. pp. 239-247
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  1. 12. Vermont
  2. pp. 248-262
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  1. 13. Delaware
  2. pp. 263-274
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  1. 14. Kentucky
  2. pp. 275-283
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  1. 15. District of Columbia
  2. pp. 284-285
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  1. 16. South Carolina
  2. pp. 286-287
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  1. 17. Ohio
  2. pp. 288-295
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  1. 18. Tennessee
  2. pp. 296-298
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  1. 19. West Virginia
  2. pp. 299-300
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  1. 20. Georgia
  2. pp. 301-390
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  1. 21. Indiana
  2. pp. 302-304
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  1. Appendix: Wholesale Stationers and Paper Merchants
  2. pp. 305-312
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  1. Index of Papermakers
  2. pp. 313-330
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  1. Index of Watermarks: Words and Initials
  2. pp. 331-334
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  1. Index of Watermarks: Figures
  2. pp. 335-336
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  1. Subject Index
  2. pp. 337-340
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781611683165
Related ISBN
9781584659648
MARC Record
OCLC
835981935
Pages
408
Launched on MUSE
2013-05-19
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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