Hertford Receipt Book
Scope and Content
The Hertford Receipt Book is a recipe book written in Hertford, England (a county town of Hertfordshire) from 1800 to 1833. The recipes were documented by several people as handwriting changes throughout the volume. Some recipes are ascribed/attributed and dated. Attributions include: Miss Anne Morris, W. R. Price, Mrs. Whitmore, the Hertford Paper, and the Shrewsbury Paper among others. Recipes for home remedies and household necessities encompass a large portion of the manuscript, examples of which are a "Receipt for Killing Rats," a formula for "Common Lead Coloured Paint," and "A Salve for Drawing Wounds." Edible recipes include: jellies, cakes, breads, meats, stews, and beverages (ales and wines).
- 1800 - 1833
Language of Materials
The materials in the collection are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
The copyright status of this collection is unknown. Copyright restrictions may apply. Contact Special Collections and University Archives for assistance in determining the use of these materials.
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No biographical information is available for those attributed in recipes, such as Miss Anne Morris, W. R. Price, and Mrs. Whitmore.
0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)
This collection consist of a handwritten book from Hertford, England, containing recipes for home remedies, household items, rat poison, cakes, breads, meats, stews, beverages (ales), and more.
The collection is arranged by material type.
Source of Acquisition
The Hertford Receipt Book was purchased by Special Collections in 2004.
Existence and Location of Copies
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the Hertford Receipt 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, arrangement, and description of the Hertford Receipt Book commenced and was completed in June 2008.
- Hertford Receipt Book, 1800-1833
- Emily Cook, Graduate Assistant
- 2008 (CC0 1.0)
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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