No, not a post about the bourbon, although I am a fan of that too.
This is another paper from The British Museum’s collection. Only a small area of the fleur-de-lys watermark remains, and it would be pretty difficult to try and identify this one as fleur-de-lys marks were very common, and may have just denoted the paper size rather than anything to do with the mill or maker. However, I am keen on this one due to the wonderful fault visible in it – it looks as it someone’s finger or thumb may have slipped whilst this one was being made. Characteristics like this, and embedded hairs and so on are wonderfully evocative of the mill itself and the hand-made nature of the papermaking process at the time. They feel like a direct link to the papermakers that handled this sheet.