Textiles & dyestuffs collection
Held at: Science History Institute Archives [Contact Us]315 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Science History Institute Archives. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.
Overview and metadata sections
The bulk of this material covers the mid to late 19th Century. It was created by several different firms.
The Ronne material from the New Bedford School is early-modern and forms a continuous whole, the remainder of the material is a grab-bag of commercial literature, mainly sample cards, from a variety of sources.
Organized into 3 groups: Group 1 Randall H. Greene & Sons; Group 2 A.H. Ronne Student/ New Beford Textile School; Group 3. Miscellaneous Commerical Publications (by firm).
This is an agglomeration of material on a single topic created by a bookseller. Material includes letter books and sample cards from various dyestuff corporations.
The material was offered for sale by Carmen D. Valentino, Rare Books & Manuscripts.
Source of acquisition--Valentino, Carmen D. Method of acquisition--Purchase;.
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