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What is this?

Small notebook with handwritten formulas for dyestuffs to be used for printing textiles. 210 samples in various designs.

This is a dyer's record book from United States. It is dated 1885 and we acquired it in 1945. Gift of Frederick J. Whitehead from the collection compiled by his father Cornelius Whitehead at the Pacific Print Works of Lawrence, Massachusetts.

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Its medium is

label: leather binding, pen and ink on paper pages, cotton samples

Its dimensions are

H x W: 16.7 x 98 cm (6 9/16 x 38 9/16 in.)

This object was manufactured by Cocheco Print Works

This object was donated by Frederick J. Whitehead

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