A Guide to the Manuscript Receipt Book, ca. 1826 Receipt Book, Manuscript MS 2004.16

A Guide to the Manuscript Receipt Book, ca. 1826

A Collection in the
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation`s
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
Manuscript Number MS 2004.16


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Repository
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Manuscript Number
MS 2004.16
Title
Manuscript Receipt Book ca. 1826
Physical Characteristics
82 p.
Creator
Location
On site
Language
English
Abstract

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Manuscript Receipt Book, Manuscript #MS 2004.16, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 2004


Scope and Content

An extensive and varied receipt book with formulas for both the arts and household activities, signed by James Booth. Included for the arts are recipes for oriental, black and red inks, gold lacquer, Japan blacking, French polish, many varnishes, Prussian dye, reproducing ancient cameos, and washing leather and vellum bookbindings. Household recipes include polishing liquid, paint removers, poison for rats, Miss Crossley's scented powder, "bluing and washing woolen goods after the Welch method," French polish, remedies for burns, tooth powder, and shampoos. Thought to be English in origin. Many of the items are dated, the earliest being 1826.


Index Terms

    Persons:

  • Booth, James, fl. 1826.
  • subjects:

  • Arts
  • Home economics.