To Make Ink

[ To Make Ink ] Sarah Creighton Wilkins

Contributors
Contributor Role
Compiler
Contributor Name
Sarah Creighton Wilkins

Date: Late 18th or early 19th century; exact date unknown.

Publication Format
Manuscript

Type
Household
Miscellaneous

Ingredients
galls
capparis
gum arabic
water
alum

Places
Halifax
Nova Scotia

Source: Manuscript Notebook of Sarah Creighton Wilkins
Institution: Nova Scotia Archives | Source Origin: MacDonald Family Fonds | Reference: MG 1 No. 1 / Microfilm Reel 10,618

Description

Instructions detailing how to make ink.


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Transcription

To make Ink -

5 ozs of Galls
2 dit Capparis
1 Gum Arabic
1 quart of water

The Galls & water to stand 3 or 4 days &
stirr’d twice a day at least before the
rest of the ingredients are put in
add a small lump of allum
The Galls & Water shd stand near the
fire in winter or in the Sun

Annotations
Capparis
A flowering plant of the genus capparaceae used in traditional Chinese medicine and whose buds are sometimes pickled and eaten.