Ledger paper

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Perma/Dur® ledger

Description

A strong, foldable paper with a smooth finish. Ledger paper was originally made from rag fibers sized with animal glue. The durable paper was used for handwritten records and documents. Ledger paper was also used for smooth-surfaced pen and wash drawings. In England, ledger paper was made with an azure blue tint.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

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  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
  • Boise Cascade Paper Group, The Paper Handbook, Boise Cascade, Portland OR, 1989
  • Matt Roberts, Don Etherington, Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington DC, 1982
  • The Dictionary of Paper, American Paper Institute, New York, Fourth Edition, 1980
  • E.J.LaBarre, Dictionary and Encyclopedia of Paper and Paper-making, Swets & Zeitlinger, Amsterdam, 1969
  • Edward Reich, Carlton J. Siegler, Consumer Goods: How to Know and Use Them, American Book Company, New York City, 1937