Gateway Object: Booklet

Order Notepad


This booklet belonged to one of the Shroud Room seamstresses. It contains orders and instructions for making things such as shrouds, gowns and robes. It offers us a great insight into what kinds of textile-based products Newman Brothers made. Many of the products and materials mentioned in the notebook including curtains and pillows and palls don’t feature our surviving trade catalogues.

The image displayed shows a shroud with a collar, indicating it is a man’s shroud. A woman’s shroud would have featured a neck frilling like a ‘ruff’. The collar appears to be made from flannelette, with trimmed braid and bonded fibre. It had a silk front with a single button.

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