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Researching Shelley - Pattern Books

(updated 08/02/22)

View of reading room and pattern books

Having been stored away from general view for several years the Wileman and Shelley pattern books have received conservation work and may be viewed for research in Stoke on Trent City Archives . The 35 pattern books form part of the “Minton Archive” amassed by Royal Doulton from its pottery company acquisitions over many years. In addition there are 2 scrapbooks compiled by Ray Reynolds during his time as Decorating Manager at the Shelley factory. An index of the contents of the pattern books has been prepared for viewing\downloading from the links below. It is only a list without pictures or page details and is to aid researchers in selecting the specific books required to view.

Index of contents of Pattern Books

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