Links to other web-sites

Associations and specialist sites

British Association of Paper Historians
This is a national association which aims to bring together individuals, companies and  institutions with a common interest in paper and papermaking in all its forms and diversity.

International Association of Paper Historians
The IPH integrates professionals of different branches and all riends of paper within the field of paper history. It now has a lively web-site, although the navigation is a bit confusing, and  very useful page "Questions & Answers" where people can place enquiries.

Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing
SHARP was created in 1991 to provide a global network for book historians. It now has about 900 members in 20 countries. A big web site.

The Institute of Paper Conservation
The Institute of Paper Conservation (IPC) is the leading organisation devoted solely to the conservation of paper and related materials. It has an extensive collection of links.

The Printing Historical Society
The Society  fosters interest in the history of printing and  encourages both the study and the preservation  of printing machinery, records, and equipment  of historical value.

Conservation OnLine
CoOL, a project of the Preservation Department of Stanford University Libraries, is a full text library of conservation information, covering a wide spectrum of topics of interest to those involved with the conservation of library, archives and museum materials.

Articles on the history of papermaking, illustrations, etc.

The Robert C. Williams American Museum of Papermaking
Includes a tour of the 'virtual museum'.

Deutsches Museum
Includes some dioramas illustrating 18th century papermaking in Europe.

The Manufacture of Fine Papers
A 44-slide presentation from the Appalachian State University.

History of Watermarking at WGSW
A page from the site of W. Green, Son & Waite Ltd. The Green family were working as wire-drawers and weavers in the Maidstone area in about 1750, and later were responsible for developing the Dandy Roll. Look under Watermarking, History

Mr. Whatman's Mill: Papermaking and the Art of Watercolor in 18th-Century Britain
About an exhibition at the Yale Center for British Art, and the associated book, "Papermaking and the Art of Watercolor in 18th-Century Britain: Paul Sandby and the Whatman Paper Mill." See also this press release (pdf file).

History of Turkey Mill, Maidstone, Kent

See the section on Whatman watermarks in this article on James Whistler.

Sites with good links

Dieter Freyer Büttenpapier - handmade paper
Includes an extensive collection of links of web sites to do with the history of paper. Has German and French language sites as well as English.

The Paper History Channel
The  site is concerned with paper industry history - best represented by paper mills in the USA.

Paper Watermarks
A site on watermarks in English and Spanish