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ATBL Member News About John Bidwell

John Bidwell

John Bidwell

The New York Times of last January 25, in its Antiques Section, carried a two-column article on John Bidwell. The article started with “John Bidwell, the lead curator of printed books at the Morgan Library & Museum in New York, researched 500 sites where paper was made for his new book, American Paper Mills, 1690 – 1832: A Directory of the Paper Trade with Notes on Products, Watermarks, Distribution Methods, and Manufacturing Techniques (Dartmouth College Press/American Antiquarian Society). The book belies the dryness of its subtitle with tales of  business deals turned violent and limbs mangled  in machinery.”

Some of the research for this book was done at the British Library. The book is now in print and can be ordered from the University Press of New England.


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