Castner Scrapbook v.1, Events 1, page 40Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Item pdcc00049, top right [image dimensions 8.5 cm x 10.0 cm]:
Thomas Willcox emigrated with his wife Elizabeth from Devon England in 1718, and immediately began building a paper mill in Delaware County, Pa. Ivy Mill was established in 1727, and quickly found a customer in Benjamin Franklin, for whom it supplied various kinds of paper. Franklin used paper from Ivy Mills to publish his Poor Richard's Almanac and other publications. The mill also supplied paper for the first u.s. continental currency. It was the third paper mill in Pennsylvania.
Item pdcc00048, middle [image dimensions 9.5 cm x 11.0 cm]:
Thomas Willcox founded and operated Ivy Mills paper mill in Delaware County, Pa. Ivy Mills manufactured the paper used by Benjamin Franklin in publishing his Poor Richard's Almanac and other publications. The image shows the mill after it had been substantially altered and updated by Thomas's grandson, James.
Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.1
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Wilcox, Thomas, 1689-1779
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790