/1 Journal bears on cover 'Journal of my father's life from the day on which he left Glasgow to be apprenticed to Mr Harrison, a potter, to the day of his return to Stoke after his marriage trip'. On the last page is a list of the family's birth dates. 61p. are used of which 6p. (3 leaves) have been removed.
/2 The recipe book (114p. used) includes sections on the 'Manufacture of Stone Ware' (8p.); 'Dresden Porcelain' (9p.); 'colours used for painting on Porcelain' including 'Enamel Colours' (32p.); Furnace for White Stone Ware'; 'Biscuit ware'; 'Primary Colours'; sections on morasses, flint, clay, enamels, granite, lightning and inks; and six pages on the steam engine and Watt's developments.