"Book for Receipts" Recipe Book,
Scope and Contents
Book for Receipts is a recipe book written in England in 1731. At least two owners added to this work (the names of owners remain unknown) because the handwriting changes in the last third of text. Some recipe contributors are named, such as: Lady Westmorland, Mrs. Catherine Sanderson, Mrs. Allston, Mrs. Gilbert, and Sr. Orlando Gees. Recipes focus largely on delicacies-not on staple meals-and home remedies. Categories of recipes include: pickles and preserves, cakes, biscuits, jellies, creams, and beverages (wines). One noteworthy example of a home remedy entitled
The famous American Receipt for the Rheumatism appears in the volume and, according to the author,
is very famous in America; a Hundred Pounds have been given for the Receipt. Recipes also indicate the availability of foodstuff in the eighteenth century-as seen through the use of several pounds of good
Language of Materials
The materials in the collection are in English.
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Collection is open to research.
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No biographical information exists on the authors of the recipe book.
0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)
The collection consists of a recipe book written in England in 1731. At least two authors-names unknown. Recipes focus largely on delicacies, not on staple meals, and home remedies.
The collection is arranged by material type.
Source of Acquisition
Book for Receipts Recipe Book was purchased by Special Collections in 2005.
Alternative Form Available
This item has been digitized and is available online.
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Book for Receipts 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
Book for Receipts Recipe Book took place in May 2008.
- A Guide to the Book for Receipts Recipe Book, 1731
- Recipe Book
- Emily Cook
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