The Abbey Newsletter

Volume 19, Number 1
Apr 1995

Editor's Page


The pressure of events makes it impossible to prepare a list of donors this time. We do have ready, however, a couple of graphs showing the income and expenses for 1994, because we just got the figures from our accountant. They are given below.

The reason expenses outran income in 1994 was that I overordered pH pens from the manufacturer, because we were not keeping a regular inventory at the time. Now we are. I also ordered some white pH pens, for imprinting when the customer wants a pen they can put a colored logo on. (Not all colors go well with the purple and grey on our regular pen.) So altogether, about $8,000 is tied up in pen inventory, which reduces our income by the same amount.

The payroll covers 2.5 FTEs: the editor, and two 3/4 time people.

1994 Expenseses

Subscriber fees



pH pen sales






Other income






Income Chart

1994 Expenseses




Information gathering



Office expense, Rent






Printing expense



Other expense



pH pen expense






Expense Chart

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Abbey Publications is a nonprofit corporation set up to encourage preservation of the written record, including the use of lasting materials in the creation of records. Its other publications are the Alkaline Paper Advocate and the annual North American Permanent Papers. The corporation has five trustees (Ellen McCrady, Gary Frost, Roberta Pilette, Thomas Clareson, and James Wellvang), and five officers (Ellen McCrady, president; Susan Swartzburg, first vice president; Roberta Pilette, second vice president; Gary Frost, secretary; and Paul Banks, treasurer).

Editor: Ellen McCrady

©1995 Abbey Publications, Inc.

Circulation Manager: Bette Abeel

Phone: 512/929-3992

ISSN: 0276-8291

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