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Writing paper and writing resources.

Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2016 7:14 pm
by Beltane_51
I'm trying to find out a bit of background on the types of writing equipment, paper, inks and pencils(? Had the feeling that they started to appear in a crude form around this time) for the period around 1700 to about 1715. Traders info would also be really useful.

Also anything/ any place where I could start researching info re: literacy and education, esp Dame Schools, handwriting styles, fonts etc would be gratefully received!

Many thanks. Humbly yours etc, etc. :D

Re: Writing paper and writing resources.

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 10:17 am
by sally
Griffen Mill make wonderful replica paper for most datelines, bound to be at least one of theirs that fits your dateline. http://www.griffenmillhandmadepaper.com/

Most people make their own oak gall ink, its easy to do and you can't run out that way :)

Re: Writing paper and writing resources.

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 1:18 pm
by John Waller
Krusty makes replica C17th pencils.

Re: Writing paper and writing resources.

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 8:44 pm
by Jorge
John Waller wrote:Krusty makes replica C17th pencils.
Any link or other contact information?

Re: Writing paper and writing resources.

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 9:38 pm
by SteveC
Jorge wrote:
John Waller wrote:Krusty makes replica C17th pencils.
Any link or other contact information?
He's in ECWS Essex's http://www.earlofessex.org.uk.

Re: Writing paper and writing resources.

Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2016 7:59 pm
by Jorge
Thanks a lot, Steve!

Re: Writing paper and writing resources.

Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2016 11:09 pm
by Beltane_51
Many thanks guys!

Re: Writing paper and writing resources.

Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2016 10:56 pm
by John Waller
Contact Krusty Pops on Facebook

Re: Writing paper and writing resources.

Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2016 11:18 pm
by Jorge
John Waller wrote:Contact Krusty Pops on Facebook
I'm not into that facebook thing, but thanks anyway. :thumbup:

Re: Writing paper and writing resources.

Posted: Mon Jan 18, 2016 2:44 pm
by John Waller
Jorge wrote:
John Waller wrote:Contact Krusty Pops on Facebook
I'm not into that facebook thing, but thanks anyway. :thumbup:
I might see him in a couple of weeks. I'll see if I can get an email address off him.

Re: Writing paper and writing resources.

Posted: Mon Jan 18, 2016 4:11 pm
by Jorge
That would be great, John! Much appreciated!

Re: Writing paper and writing resources.

Posted: Mon Jan 18, 2016 5:28 pm
by John Waller
Beltane_51 wrote:Many thanks guys!
Try Krusty at mosscoone@gmail.com for C17th pencils