Manuscript Receipt/Remedy Book
Scope and Content
The Manuscript Receipt/Remedy Book includes directions for desserts and savory dishes, as well as things like boot black, carpet cleaner, cast iron stove cleaner, and cures for dysentery and hydrophobia, among others. There is also a newspaper clipping dated July 18, 1811 regarding the successful treatment of Throat Distemper by Rev. Elijah Dunbar in response to a letter written by Rev. Dr. Ebenezer Fitch warning of the disease (dated January 23, 1809).
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0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)
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The Manuscript Receipt/Remedy Book includes directions for desserts and savory dishes, as well as things like boot black, cast iron stove cleaner, and cures for dysentery and hydrophobia, among others.
The Manuscript Receipt/Remedy Book was purchased by Special Collections in 2018.
The processing, arrangement, and description of the Manuscript Receipt/Remedy Book was completed in February 2019.
- Manuscript Receipt/Remedy Book, n.d.
- AnnRea Fowler, Student Assistant and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist
- 2019 (CC0)
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