Bettie D. Cramer Manuscript Book,
Scope and Content
The collection consists of a manuscript receipt book created by/belonging to Bettie D. Cramer of Wheeling, WV, c. 1883. Some of the content of the manuscript book is likely dated to 1883 and 1884 but there is a possibility that other content was added later. The manuscript book includes recipes gathered from other people, some of which are possibly Cramer's family members. Other recipes in the book are clippings from newspapers and other printed publications. The notebook also includes housekeeping tips and cleaning products. Some of the earlier pages include written elocution exercises and descriptions of physical exercises suggesting that the notebook was repurposed for recipes later on.
The majority of the pages of the notebook are detached from the binding resulting in a particularly fragile condition.
- c. 1883-1884
Collection is open for research.
Permission to publish material from Bettie D. Cramer Manuscript Book must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.
0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)
Language of Materials
The collection consists of a manuscript receipt book created by/belonging to Bettie D. Cramer of Wheeling, West Virginia, c. 1883. The notebook contains recipes, housekeeping tips, and elocution exercises.
The majority of the pages are detached from the binding, so the pages are arranged in the order in which they were received.
The Bettie D. Cramer Manuscript Book was purchased by Special Collections in 2013.
The processing, arrangement, and description of the Bettie D. Cramer Manuscript Book was completed in September 2013.
- Bettie D. Cramer Manuscript Book, c.1883-1884
- Betsy Reed, Graduate Assistant and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist
- © 2013 Virginia Tech. All rights reserved.
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