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Textiles & dyestuffs collection

Identifier: 2008-014

Scope and content

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.


  • Creation: 1855-1870


Language of Materials

Text in English.

Biographical sketch

The bulk of this material covers the mid to late 19th Century. It was created by several different firms.


2.5 Linear Feet (11 boxes)


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).

Ownership and Custodial History

The material was offered for sale by Carmen D. Valentino, Rare Books & Manuscripts.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Valentino, Carmen D. Method of acquisition--Purchase;.

General Note

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.

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Repository Details

Part of the Science History Institute Archives Repository

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