University of Delaware Library

Creator unknown.

Manuscript recipe book

circa 1835-1858


Descriptive Summary

Identification: MSS 097, Item 145


Creator: Creator unknown.


Title: Manuscript recipe book


Inclusive Dates: circa 1835-1858


Extent: 1 v. (48 p.) ; 27 cm.


Abstract: This nineteenth-century manuscript recipe book from an unknown creator contains forty-eight pages of handwritten entries and printed clippings of food, medicinal, and housekeeping receipts. The clippings appear to be from different publications, with no discernible organization.


Language: Materials entirely in English.



Citation

MSS 097, Item 145, Manuscript recipe book, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Location

Special Collections, University of Delaware Library / Newark, Delaware 19717-5267 / Phone: 302-831-2229 / Fax: 302-831-6003 / URL: http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/

Source

Purchase, March 2000.

Processing

Processed and encoded by Lindsey Baker, June 2007.


The collection is open for research.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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Biographical Note

The author of this nineteenth-century manuscript recipe book is unknown.


Scope and Content Note

This nineteenth-century manuscript recipe book contains forty-eight pages of handwritten entries and printed clippings of food, medicinal, and housekeeping receipts. The clippings appear to be from different publications, with no discernible organization.

The food recipes, medical receipts, and housekeeping instructions are arranged in no apparent order; for example, one page displays a variety of clippings which include the receipts for croup, cancer of the nose, and hair oil, alongside recipes for ginger nuts, federal cake, and sugar cake. Other food receipts within this volume include instructions for cakes, cookies, breads, and vegetables. The medicinal receipts include cures for snake bites, measles, hives, and rheumatism. Housekeeping instructions include improving candlewicks, exterminating flies and roaches, and making cement. With the exception of the instructions on how to kill flies and roaches, all of the handwritten recipes are food-based; however, the printed clippings include food, medicinal, and housekeeping receipts.

The handwriting is in ink on unlined paper, most of which bears staining and spotting. The book is long and narrow measuring approximately 10 x 27 cm.


Selected Search Terms

Topical Terms
Cooking.
Formulas, recipes, etc.
Materia medica.
Form/Genre Terms
Cookbooks.
Recipes.
Manuals (Handbooks)
Clippings (information artifacts)
Scrapbooks.

Related Materials in this Repository

This item forms part of MSS 097 Diaries, Journals, and Ships' Logs collection.


Detailed Contents List

Manuscript recipe book, circa 1835-1858   [Box 145]

1 v.