[ To Make Ink ] Sarah Creighton Wilkins
Date: Late 18th or early 19th century; exact date unknown.
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
Instructions detailing how to make ink.
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