The internet has resources that are very useful for historical scribes. I have put together a list of resources that I have found useful. These include general information, glues, binders, calligraphy pigments and even parchment making. The list isn’t comprehensive and it certainly isn’t exhaustive, but I do hope it is useful to you.
If you are looking for online digital manuscripts please refer to this post.
Medieval Writing – Dr. Dianne Tillotson
Binders and Glues
Historic Drawing Tools – Some direction on silverpoint and other tools – Mistress Grace Vibbert.Ink Wells and Inkhorns – Links to pictures and manuscripts that have period ink wells and ink horns by year.Medieval Pencil – Cast Lead – The Portable Antiquities Scheme.
Medieval Writing Surfaces – Part 2 – Youtube video Dr Mary Watt
Penners – Links to pictures and manuscripts of penners by year.
Scribes and Scribal Tools – Links to pictures and manuscripts of scribes and their tools by year.
Notes on the Manufacture of Gold Beaters – The American Institute for Conservation.