A Guide to the Book for Receipts Recipe Book, 1731 Book for Receipts Recipe Book Ms2008-024

A Guide to the Book for Receipts Recipe Book, 1731

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Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2008-024


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Processed by: Emily Cook, Special Collections Staff

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2008-024
Title
"Book for Receipts" Recipe Book, 1731
Physical Characteristics
1 folder; 0.1 cu. ft.
Creator
Dealor
Language
English
Abstract
Recipe book written in England in 1731. At least two authors-names unknown. Recipes focus largely on delicacies, not on staple meals, and home remedies.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the "Book for Receipts" Recipe Book must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Book for Receipts" Recipe Book, Ms2008-024 - Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Acquisition Information

The "Book for Receipts" Recipe Book was purchased by Special Collections in 2005.

Alternative Form Available

Digital images of the cover and inner pages of "Book for Receipts" Recipe Book can be found here.

Processing Information

The processing and description of the "Book for Receipts" Recipe Book took place in May 2008.


Biographical Information

No biographical information exists on the authors of the recipe book.

Scope and Content

The "Book for Receipts" is a recipe book written in England in 1731. At least two owners added to this work (the names of owners remain unknown) because the handwriting changes in the last third of text. Some recipe contributors are named, such as: Lady Westmorland, Mrs. Catherine Sanderson, Mrs. Allston, Mrs. Gilbert, and Sr. Orlando Gees. Recipes focus largely on delicacies-not on staple meals-and home remedies. Categories of recipes include: pickles and preserves, cakes, biscuits, jellies, creams, and beverages (wines). One noteworthy example of a home remedy entitled "The famous American Receipt for the Rheumatism" appears in the volume and, according to the author, "is very famous in America; a Hundred Pounds have been given for the Receipt." Recipes also indicate the availability of foodstuff in the eighteenth century-as seen through the use of several pounds of good "Jamaican Sugar".

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by material type.

Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • History of Food and Drink

Contents List

Folder 1
"Book for Receipts," 1731