English Receipt/Home Remedy Book,
Scope and Content
This handwritten book contains recipes and home remedies, with the last few pages devoted to a description of quilting designs and a "list of plate in use" for 1838. The recipes consist largely of meat or fish dishes - including lobster salad - as well as puddings, desserts, and even ginger beer. Home remedies are listed side by side with the food recipes. Many of these recipes and remedies are attributed to various individuals and doctors. A few of the recipes contain dates, spanning from 1834-1840.
One interesting home remedy includes treatment for swallowing a bone: "Swallowing a pin or fish bone...the dose will not keep many minutes upon the stomach--and will bring up the pin or the bone!!!"
A few recipes are written in French.
Collection is open for research.
Permission to publish material from English Receipt/Home Remedy Book must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.
0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)
The collection contains a handwritten book of English recipes and home remedies, with the last few pages devoted to a description of quilting designs and a "list of plate in use" for 1838.
This collection was purchased by Special Collections in October 2012.
The processing, arrangement, and description of the English Receipt/Home Remedy Book was completed in February 2013.
- English Receipt/Home Remedy Book, c.1830s-1840s?
- Alexandra Dowrey, Graduate Assistant and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist
- © 2013 Virginia Tech. All rights reserved.
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