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Manuscript recipes

circa 1830s

Descriptive Summary

Identification: MSS 097, Item 147

Creator: Creator Unknown.

Title: Manuscript recipes

Inclusive Dates: circa 1830s

Extent: 1 v. (8 p.) ; 13 cm.

Abstract: Held together by a pin, this small, unbound manuscript contains eight pages of American recipes, mostly desserts, and probably dates from the 1830s.

Language: Materials entirely in English.


MSS 097, Item 147, Manuscript recipes, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.


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Biographical Note

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


Biographical information derived from the collection.

Scope and Content Note

Held together by a pin, this very small, unbound manuscript consists of eight pages of American food recipes, mostly desserts, with the exception of one recipe for sausage. The dessert recipes include hard gingerbread, New York cup cake, tea cake, cream pies, and bride's cake.

The recipes are written in ink, with one in pencil, and appear to be in the same hand. The paper is worn, with spots from water damage.

Selected Search Terms

Topical Terms
Cooking, American.
Form/Genre Terms
Manuals (Handbooks)

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 1830s   [Item 147]

1 v.