He assigns the invention of linen paper to Pace da Fabiano of Treviso.
linen paper is thought to have originated in Germany, about the year 1318.
In the fourteenth century what are called water-marks came into use, together with the invention of linen paper.
linen paper, though known much earlier, came into general use in the fourteenth century.
The editors of Nouveau Trait de Diplomatique are of the same opinion, and doubt the use of linen paper before the year 1300.
A document of Kaufbeuren on linen paper of the year 1318 is of very doubtful genuineness.
The increased use of linen paper in place of the costlier parchment helped in the popularization of letters.
It was written on linen paper of a grade which, if now common enough, was not so common at that time.
This will lead us to the more disputed question as to the antiquity of linen paper.
This Casiri observes to be on linen paper, not as in itself remarkable, but as accounting for its injury by wet.