A Guide to the Hertford Receipt Book, 1800-1833 Hertford Receipt Book Ms2008-027

A Guide to the Hertford Receipt Book, 1800-1833

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2008-027


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Processed by: Emily Cook, Special Collections Staff

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2008-027
Title
Hertford Receipt Book 1800-1833
Physical Characteristics
1 Folder; 0.1 cu. ft.
Creator
Dealor
Language
English
Abstract
Handwritten book from Hertford, England, containing recipes for home remedies, household items, rat poison, cakes, breads, meats, stews, beverages (ales), and more.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Hertford Receipt Book must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Hertford Receipt Book, Ms2008-027 - Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Hertford Receipt Book was purchased by Special Collections in 2004.

Processing Information

The processing and description of the Hertford Receipt Book occurred in June 2008.


Biographical Information

No biographical information is available for those attributed in recipes, such as: Miss Anne Morris, W. R. Price, and Mrs. Whitmore.

Scope and Content

The Hertford Receipt Book is a recipe book written in Hertford, England (a county town of Hertfordshire) from 1800 to 1833. The recipes were documented by several people as handwriting changes throughout the volume. Some recipes are ascribed/attributed and dated. Attributions include: Miss Anne Morris, W. R. Price, Mrs. Whitmore, the Hertford Paper, and the Shrewsbury Paper among others. Recipes for home remedies and household necessities encompass a large portion of the manuscript, examples of which are: a "Receipt for Killing Rats," a formula for "Common Lead Coloured Paint," and "A Salve for Drawing Wounds." Edible recipes include: jellies, cakes, breads, meats, stews, and beverages (ales and wines).

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by material type.

Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • History of Food and Drink

Contents List

Folder 1
Hertford Receipt Book, 1800-1833