A Guide to the Daisy Starbird Manuscript Cookbook, c.1905 Starbird, Daisy, Manuscript Cookbook Ms2011-003

Daisy Starbird Manuscript Cookbook, c.1905

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2011-003


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Processed by: Sarah R. Olney, Student Assistant, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2011-003
Title
Daisy Starbird Manuscript Cookbook, c.1905
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Creator
Starbird, Daisy B.
Language
English
Abstract
The collection includes a manuscript cookbook containing recipes, home remedies, and crochet instructions written in several different hands.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Daisy Starbird Manuscript Cookbook must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Daisy Starbird Manuscript Cookbook, Ms2011-003, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Daisy Starbird Manuscript Cookbook was purchased by Special Collections in 2010.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Daisy Starbird Manuscript Cookbook was completed in January 2011.


Biographical Note

The cookbook is signed by Daisy B. Starbird (b.1882?) of Brunswick, Maine. While little more is known about the owner/creator of the cookbook, it is possible that she may have been a teacher (pupils age 5-14), which may explain the attendance records intermingling with the recipes.

Scope and Content

The collection contains a manuscript cookbook containing recipes, home remedies, and crochet instructions written in several different hands. A majority of the recipes are for desserts (for example, "Pork Cake," "Golf Balls," and "Hop Toads"), but there are also some for soups, puddings, and sauces. Like many recipe books, there are notes for home remedies.

There are several different hands, one of whom may be Mrs. Hanson, to whom several of the receipts are attributed. Other contributors include Mrs. M. Shaw, Mrs. Rogers, Nellie Darrah, and Miss Lancaster. The signature on the inside cover reads "Daisy B. Starbird, Feb. 5, 1903 in Brunswick, Maine."

In addition, several pages in the book contain attendance sheets, most likely for a school or class.

Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • History of Food and Drink

Contents List

Folder 1
Manuscript book, c.1903