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275139 Kirk Eppler 2022‑01‑23 Re: Wainscot
This link may help.  Scroll up a bit from the 1st usage of wainscot for the
whole deal, but a species of Oak.   Book is from 1786, so almost a
contemporary, big picture view.

Silva Or a Discourse of Forest-Trees, and the Propagation of Timber in His
Majesty's Dominions ... Together with an Historical Account of the
Sacredness and Use of Standing Groves
Volume 1
By John Evelyn
<https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=inauthor:%22John+Evelyn%22&tbm=bks> ·


Kirk in Half moon bay, ca, got a few minutes of garage cleanup in tonight.

On Thu, Jan 20, 2022 at 5:30 AM John M. Johnston 

> What kind of wood was "wainscot?”  See the reference below:
> Summary Description of Wooden Canteens made by John Trotter, London Aug.
> 23, 1780
> "Frith St., Soho, August 23, 1780
> …  Having made canteens of several kinds of wood it is found when they are
> filled with water it penetrates through the heads of those made of beech,
> and it is also liable to warp.  Foreign oak or wainscot will answer the
> purpose much better, and is made use of here for small vessels.  Submitted
> to Lord Amherst’s opinion."
>  Source: Letter from John Trotter to Maj. Gen. Morrison, dated Aug. 23,
> 1780 in Report on American Manuscripts in the Royal Institution of Great
> Britain, Vol. II, His Majesty’s Stationery Office, London, 1906, Google
> Books, p. 173.
> --
Sent from my iPad, apologies for the Auto Correct errors. Kirk

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