A Collection in
Collection Number Ms2008-027
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityContact Information:
P.O. Box 90001
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Blacksburg, Virginia 24062-9001
Phone: (540) 231-6308
Fax: (540) 231-3694
Processed by: Emily Cook, Special Collections Staff
2008 By Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. All rights reserved.
Collection is open to research.
Permission to publish material from the Hertford Receipt Book must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.
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.
The Hertford Receipt Book was purchased by Special Collections in 2004.
The processing and description of the Hertford Receipt Book occurred in June 2008.
No biographical information is available for those attributed in recipes, such as: Miss Anne Morris, W. R. Price, and Mrs. Whitmore.
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).
The collection is arranged by material type.