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Book, Writing, and Photographic Artifacts collection
MS 417  
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Series 1. Writing and printing surfaces undated

Series Scope and Contents

The series consists of various samples of writing surfaces, including paper, vellum, and papyrus. The papyrus samples also include some with writing, including Greek and Egyptian Hieroglyphics.

Series Arrangement

The series is arranged topically.
Box 1, Folder 1

Papyrus samples undated

Box 1, Folders 2-3

Papryus samples - Greek script undated

Box 1, Folder 4

Papyrus samples - Egyptian hieroglyphs undated

Box 2, Items 1-3

Paper samples undated

Box 2, Item 4

Vellum sample undated

 

Series 2. Writing technologies undated

Series Scope and Contents

The series consists of various replicas of early writing tools and instruments, including Sumerian and Cuneiform tablets, wax and clay seals, and a wax tablet with a Roman stylus.

Series Arrangement

The series is arranged topically.
Box 2, Item 5

Parchment with three clay seals undated

Box 3, Item 1

Bulla impression from Hyksos period scarab seal undated

Box 3, Item 2

Sumerian pictographic tablet - Replica undated

Box 3, Item 3

Cylinder seal - Replica undated

Box 3, Items 4-5

Cuneiform envelope contract - Replica undated

Box 3, Item 6

Roman stylus - Replica undated

Box 3, Item 7

Wax tablet - Replica undated

 

Series 3. Book formats undated

Series Scope and Contents

The series consists of various examples and souvenir versions of different historic formats of books and manuscripts, including a bamboo book, palm leaf manuscript, a Chinese printed books, and a book with marbled edges and endpapers.

Series Arrangement

The series is arranged topically.
Box 4, Item 1

Papyrus scroll undated

Box 4, Item 2

Palm leaf manuscript - Unknown origin undated

Box 4, Item 3

Art of War bamboo book - Souvenir copy undated

Box 4, Item 4

Book with marbled endpapers and edges undated

Box 5, Item 1

Book on the Han dynasty undated

 

Series 4. Printing technologies undated

Series Scope and Contents

The series consists of various samples of different printing technologies, including various types of printing plates, four Chinese woodblocks, a moveable type block and a piece of linotype.

Series Arrangement

The series is arranged topically.
Box 6, Item 1

Chinese movable wood type undated

Box 7, Item 1, Box 10, Items 1-3

Chinese woodblocks undated

Box 7, Item 2

Copper photoengraving plate undated

Box 8, Item 1

Lithograph stone plate undated

Box 8, Item 2

Linocut plate undated

Box 9, Item 1

Stereotype printing plate undated

Box 9, Item 2

Woodcut undated

Box 9, Item 3

Linotype piece undated

Box 12, Items 1-2

Intaglio metal plates undated

 

Series 5. Photographic processes circa 1840-1860

Series Scope and Contents

The series consists of photographs that serve as examples of historical photographic processes.

Series Arrangement

The series is arranged topically.
Box 11, Item 1

Daguerreotype - Cased portrait of man circa 1840-1860

Box 11, Item 2

Daguerreotype - Cased portrait of woman [missing cover] circa 1840-1860