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Book, of paper samples made at Valleyfield Paper Mills, Penicuik, Midlothian

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Book, of paper samples made at Valleyfield Paper Mills, Penicuik, Midlothian
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This leather-bound book, dated 1859, contains paper samples made by A. Cowan & Sons at Valleyfield Paper Mills at Penicuik in Midlothian.

Leather-bound volume of paper samples made at Valleyfield Paper Mills by A. Cowan and Sons before 1859

The paper-making industry was concentrated in Midlothian to meet the demands of the Edinburgh printers. Businesses, banks, law courts, the university and publishers all created a large demand for paper.

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