This process is the subject of a patent lately granted in the United States. The shavings of wood are to be boiled in water, with from 12 to 18 parts, by weight, of common alkali, which reduces the wood to a mass of fibres, adapted for conversion into paper by the ordinary means. One hundred pounds of wood, the patentees state, will make from five to seven reams of paper.

Ivory Paper is described under the word Ivory. Paper hangings being made of ordinary paper, subsequently stained or printed, are noticed under the head Staining.