Household Management Ledger
Scope and Content
The collection consists of a daybook containing recipes, home remedies, and household cleaning mixtures. Recipes include appetizers, entrees, and desserts; for example, rusks, corned beef, and sugar cake. Hard soap and "family grease soap" are some of the cleaning supplies described. Some examples of the home remedies are ointment, salve, salve for burns, and cures for a felon. Loose clippings found in the volume were removed to a separate folder.
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
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0.3 Cubic Feet (1 box)
The collection consists of a daybook containing recipes, household remedies, and household cleaning tips, both handwritten and clipped from newspapers.
Source of Acquisition
The collection was acquired by Special Collections prior to 2008.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the Household Management Ledger by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-lwork/public-domain/cc0/).
The processing, arrangement, and description of the Household Management Ledger was completed in January 2013.
This daybook was found in a box titled Gallaher Family, with two other ledgers: Hite Family Genealogy Notes, Ms2012-083, and Olive Family Genealogy Notes, Ms2012-086. No obvious connection could be found between the three ledgers, so they were processed as separate collections.
- Household Management Ledger, n.d.
- Tyler Dodson, Student Assistant, and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist
- 2013 (CC0 1.0)
- Language of description
- Script of description
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