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"Book for Receipts" Recipe Book,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2008-024
Abstract

The collection consists of a recipe book written in England in 1731. At least two authors-names unknown. Recipes focus largely on delicacies, not on staple meals, and home remedies.

Dates: 1731

Culinary Pamphlet Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2011-002
Abstract

The collection includes small publications and pamphlets created and distributed by culinary, appliance, and food-related companies from about the 1870s to the 1990s. Most pamphlets contain advertisements, recipes, product information, testimonials, or some combination of all four.

Dates: c. 1870s-1990s

Earl Palmer Appalachian Photograph and Artifact Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1989-025
Abstract

This collection contains the photographs of Earl Palmer, an award-winning photographer from Cambria, Virginia, whose work depicted the landscape and traditional culture of rural Appalachia in Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. Materials date frome 1880 to 1989, but are primarily from the 1940s to the 1970s. The collection is divided among the following series: photographs, duplicate photographs, written materials, oversize photographs, and artifacts.

Dates: 1880 - 1989

English Receipt/Home Remedy Book,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2013-013
Abstract

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.

Dates: c.1830s-1840s?

Hertford Receipt Book

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2008-027
Abstract

This collection consist of a handwritten book from Hertford, England, containing recipes for home remedies, household items, rat poison, cakes, breads, meats, stews, beverages (ales), and more.

Dates: 1800 - 1833

Home Remedies Manual,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2010-073
Abstract

This collection is a circa 1921 home remedies manual created by Samuel Hodgkins, a New York farmer. The manual contains recipes for making household items like paint and illness remedies for both humans and horses.

Dates: c. 1921

Household Management Ledger,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2012-085
Abstract

The collection consists of a daybook containing recipes, household remedies, and household cleaning tips, both handwritten and clipped from newspapers.

Dates: n.d.

Martha L. Johnson Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2001-065
Scope and Contents This collection contains the papers of the family of Martha L. Robinson Johnson, nineteenth-century matriarch of a Carroll County, Virginia family. The collection consists largely of correspondence to Johnson from various family members and friends, providing a chronicle of the life of a Southwest Virginia family during the mid-nineteenth century, mostly from a feminine perspective. The letters focus on childbirth, death, illness, folk medicine, fashion, sewing, knitting, quilting,...
Dates: 1821 - 1882

Manuscript Receipt/Remedy Book

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2019-006
Abstract

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.

Dates: n.d.

Milton A. and Marion Osborn Manuscript Receipt Book and Household Library Catalog,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2015-056
Abstract

The collection consists of a hand-written receipt book and catalog of the household library, likely kept in the 1870s and 1880s. In addition, there are a few home remedies, some drawings and signatures (Willie Osborn), and what appear to be short journal entries.

Dates: c.1870s-1880s