Wilson, Sallie Recipe Book

A Guide to the Sallie Wilson Recipe Book, n.d. Ms.2009.002


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John M. Jackson

Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.2009.002
Title
Sallie Wilson Recipe Bookn.d.
Quantity
0.1 Cubic Feet, 1 folder
Creator
Wilson, Sallie
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.
Abstract
The Sallie Wilson Recipe book is a collection of recipes compiled by a woman in Liberty (Bedford County), Virginia.

Administrative Information

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Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: [identification of item], [box], [folder], Sallie Wilson Recipe Book, Ms2009-002, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

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 Note

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 Contents

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.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • History of Food and Drink

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Sallie Wilson Recipe Book by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

Container List

folder 1
Recipe book
n.d.