How to Cook a Husband Manuscript Book How to Cook a Husband Manuscript Book, ca. 1880 Ms.2010.079

How to Cook a Husband Manuscript Book, ca. 1880 Ms.2010.079


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Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.2010.079
Title
How to Cook a Husband Manuscript Book ca. 1880
Quantity
0.1 Cubic Feet, 1 folder
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.
Abstract
This collection consists of a book entitled, A Novel Recipe "How to Cook a Husband," ca. 1880. Intended for newlywed women, the book's popular recipe contains metaphors that compare treating a husband well to cooking a good meal.

Administrative Information

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Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Existence and Location of Copies

The collection has been digitized and is available online .

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: [identification of item], [box], [folder], How to Cook a Husband Manuscript Book, Ms2010-079, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

This collection was obtained by Special Collections and University Archives in 2010.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the How to Cook a Husband Manuscript Book was completed in October 2010.


Historical Note

The book's contents are based on a popular story that uses cooking metaphors to instruct newlywed women in treating their husbands well. Although the creator of the original story is unknown, the story is thought to have originated in New England in the early 1880s.

Scope and Content

The collection contains a single hand-made ribbon-bound manuscript entitled, A Novel Recipe "How to Cook a Husband." The book's recipe instructs newlywed women on how to treat their husbands well with metaphors that compare wifely duties and cooking. It starts off with the lines, "A good many husbands are utterly spoiled by mismanagement in cooking and are so not tender and good."

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • History of Food and Drink

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the How to Cook a Husband Manuscript 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
Manuscript book
ca. 1880