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Instructional dyeing receipt book


Held at: University of Delaware Library Special Collections [Contact Us]181 South College Avenue, Newark, DE 19717-5267

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Overview and metadata sections

Heinrich Studer worked in the German textile industry during the nineteenth century.

Biographical information derived from the collection.

This manuscript by Heinrich Studer is written in German and gives instructions for dyeing, bleaching, and textile printing.

Heinrich Studer is the author of this nineteenth century manuscript. This very large work contains 407 pages of ink writing on unlined paper as well as over 300 laid in patterned swatches of various materials.

The text contains recipes for dyes, both original and from journals of the 19th century. These descriptions include English, French, and Italian techniques. There are 328 laid-in patterned swatches of various materials. Next to these samples, details on the dyes used and methods of printing each one are given. There are also a number of drawings of the apparatus used to make dyes.

  1. Item 0161: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0097

Source unknown.

Processed and Encoded by Lindsey Baker, June 2007. Updated by E. Evan Echols, July 2015.

University of Delaware Library Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
Finding Aid Date
2007 June 28
Access Restrictions

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Collection Inventory

Instructional dyeing receipt book, circa 1842-1889. 1 volume.
Item 0161
Physical Description

1 volume

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