Title

"North by East" piece on how paper mills in Gardiner and Westbrook imported Egyp

Authors

Source

Down East

Date

10-1-2006

Pages

16

Abstract

"North by East" piece on how paper mills in Gardiner and Westbrook imported Egyptian mummies and used their linen wrappings to make paper in the latter half of the nineteenth century. There are credible reports of bales of mummy rags landing in Portland for transport to the two towns, according to S. J. Wolfe of the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, Mass. She found little evidence to support stories of mummy-caused disease outbreaks.

Subjects

Paper mills, Mummies

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