Manuscript Group 1625, Guide to the Formulas for Printing Inks Ledgers 1906-1923


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Guide to the Formulas for Printing Inks Ledgers
MG 1625

The New Jersey Historical Society
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Newark, New Jersey 07102
Contact: NJHS Library
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The New Jersey Historical Society, Publisher
Inventory prepared by Nicole M. Rogers.

Finding aid encoded by Julia Telonidis. December 2004.Production of the EAD 2002 version of this finding aid was made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Finding aid written in English.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Formulas for Printing Inks Ledger
Dates 1906-1923
Abstract: Consists of a single ledger which contains formulas for printing inks.
Quantity: .083 linear feet
Collection Number: MG 1625

Scope and Content Note

This collection includes a 400-page ledger containing handwritten formulas for various printing inks. M.S. & D.A. Byck Stationers and Paper Dealers in Savannah, GA bound the ledger. Entries include the cost of these materials and the profits made. They also indicate the name of the ink, a number for the formula, and the other colors it contains. The ending pages include the names of nationwide companies, many located in New Jersey, from which to buy chemicals to make ink. New Jersey companies listed include Metasap Chemical Company in Harrison, Fine Color Company in Paterson, and H. Kohnstamm & Company in Newark.

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Access Points

The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, forms, and occupations documented in this collection.

Subject Topics:

Ink industry.
Printing-ink–Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Printing-ink industry–New Jersey.
Printing–New Jersey.

Document Types:

Ledgers (Account Books).

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 1625, Formulas for Printing Inks, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. J.H. Barker to the Free Public Library, Newark, on November 12, 1931. Acquired by NJHS on November 1, 1999.

Processing Information

The collection starts on page one of the ledger, but begins at Formula 95. It is unclear as to whether the individual who created the formulas donated the ledger. It is also uncertain if the ledger was used by a printing company or by an individual printer.

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Newark City Directories, 1903-1925.

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Container List

Box Folder Title Date
1 1 Ledger with ink formulas 1906-1923

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