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.
Collection is open for research.
Permission to publish material from Household Management Ledger must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.
0.3 Cubic Feet (1 box)
Language of Materials
The collection consists of a daybook containing recipes, household remedies, and household cleaning tips, both handwritten and clipped from newspapers.
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.
The collection was acquired by Special Collections prior to 2008.
The processing, arrangement, and description of the Household Management Ledger was completed in January 2013.
- Household Management Ledger, n.d.
- Tyler Dodson, Student Assistant, and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist
- ©2013 Virginia Tech. All right reserved.
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