For Varnish

[ For Varnish ] William Trueman

Contributors
Contributor Role
Compiler
Contributor Name
William Trueman
Contributor Role
Compiler
Contributor Name
John Trueman

Date: The manuscript is dated 1750, 1771-1772. | 1750/01/01 to 1772/12/31

Publication Format
Manuscript

Type
Construction

Ingredients
spirits of wine
seed luck
black resin
dragon's blood
isinglass

Places
New Brunswick
Yorkshire

Source: John and William Trueman Notebook
Institution: Mount Allison University Archives | Source Origin: Trueman Family Fonds, 1750-1931 | Sublocation: 1. Trueman family notebooks, account books, diaries, and artifacts. 1750, 1771-1883. | Reference: Accession 0102

Description

Instructions for making varnish using a variety of ingredients on folio 25.  The recipe is followed by the name "Amelia Trueman" in a different hand, in pencil.  Image courtesy of Mount Allison University Archives.


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For Varnish

1 Quart of duble Rettifid
spirts of wine
4 ounce of salack
1 ounce of seed Lack
Book of a crab of Black
Roosin Disolved in a Jug
to bear varnish tabat
 

take isenglace Disvold
Dragans blood: [------]
if get goold Culer Book of 
a Crab of Spanis or notto

Amelia Trueman

Annotations
Dragans blood
Dragon's blood: a red resin derived from plants.
isenglace
A clarifier made from fish bladders. (Also isinglass)