The Nuttall Encyclopedia
An old Belgian town in West Flanders, 30 m. SW. of Bruges; was at one time a great weaving centre, and famous for its diaper linen; has much fallen off, though it retains a town-hall and a cathedral, both of Gothic architecture in evidence of what it once was; it was strongly fortified once, and has been subjected to many sieges; the manufacture of thread and lace is now the most important industry.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Ypres'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/y/ypres.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.