"Cooking Recipes" Recipe Book,
Scope and Contents
"Cooking Recipes" is a book filled with hand-written recipes. A hand-painted image of a girl with a duck adorns the cover of "Cooking Recipes." Within the book's pages exist a variety of recipes for soups, salads, puddings, cookies, cakes, icings, and biscuits. A personal note from "Helena" precedes the recipes. In this note, "Helena" thanks the unknown receiver, "Girlie," for participating in her wedding. "Helena" also reinforces the notion that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach.
No information exists on the recipe book's time period or the geographic location from which it was produced. From the book's appearance, one can surmise that it dates from around the 1930s.
Language of Materials
The materials in the collection are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
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Due to the lack of provided surnames, no biographical information exists on the recipe book's bestower, "Helena," or its receiver, "Girlie."
0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)
This collection includes a Recipe book containing hand-written recipes for soups, salads, puddings, cookies, cakes, icings, and biscuits. The date, location, and full author name remain unknown.
The collection is arranged by material type.
Source of Acquisition
The "Cooking Recipes" Recipe Book was purchased by Special Collections in 2005.
Alternative Form Available
This item has been digitized and is available online.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the "Cooking Recipes" Recipe Book by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).
The processing and description of the "Cooking Recipes" Recipe Book took place in May, 2008.
- A Guide to the "Cooking Recipes" Recipe Book; n.d.
- Emily Cook
- 2008 (CC0 1.0)
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