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Joshua Jessop dye recipe book, volume 2


The second of two volumes kept by Joshua Jessop (1806-1869) containing recipes for dyes, including samples of dyed cloth and yarns, along with his own notes. The volume also contains information on the carding of wool and a glossary of Edward Bancroft's book Experimental Researches Concerning the Philosophy of Permanent Colors. Jessop lived in Baltimore County, Maryland, where he owned and operated a dye works and was likely also involved in the manufacture of woolen cloth.


circa 1827

Production Note

Pages 1-13 appear at the beginning of the volume and are numbered left to right, while pages 14-24 appear at the rear of the volume and are numbered right to left.


Collection Number

MS 2494


13 pages (from one bound volume)

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