A Guide to the Sallie Wilson Recipe Book, n.d. Wilson, Sallie Recipe Book Ms2009-002

A Guide to the Sallie Wilson Recipe Book, n.d.

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2009-002


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Processed by: John M. Jackson, Special Collections Staff

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2009-002
Title
Sallie Wilson Recipe Book n.d.
Physical Characteristics
1 container; 0.1 cu. ft.
Language
English
Abstract
Collection of recipes compiled by a woman in Liberty (Bedford County), Virginia.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Sallie Wilson Recipe Book must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Sallie Wilson Recipe Book, Ms2009-002 - Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Acquisition Information

The Sallie Wilson Recipe Book was purchased by Special Collections.

Processing Information

The processing and description of the Sallie Wilson Recipe Book commenced and was completed in January 2009.


Biographical Information

While no verifiable information about the compiler of this recipe book could be found, census records reveal a Miss Sallie Wilson living in Liberty (Bedford County), Virginia in the early twentieth century. In the 1900 census, she is listed as a head of household, born in December 1844. Also living in the home are older sister Nannie T., younger brother Thomas C., and a servant. In the 1910 census, the Wilson sisters are again listed as residents of Liberty, accompanied by a boarder.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of a recipe book bearing the name of Sallie Wilson of Liberty, Virginia. The small book contains more than 100 recipes, mostly for various desserts (pies, cakes and puddings) and breads, but also for such fare as potato stuffing, scalloped oysters, mock sausage, Welsh rarebit, and currant wine. Entries near the back of the book include cures for dysentery and indigestion and instructions for making such household items as soap, yellow dye and cement for broken china. The item is not dated, though the date 1868 appears on the inside front cover.

Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • History of Food and Drink

Contents List

Folder 1
Recipe book n.d.