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History of Food and Drink

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources
Scope Note: Use this heading for collections that relate to the History of Food and Drink Collection, the Peacock-Harper Collection, the Ann Hertzler Children's Cookbook and Nutritional Literature Collection, the Cocktail History Collection, the Food Technology and Production Collection, and any materials related to social, economic, and domestic aspects of food and drink history.

Found in 118 Collections and/or Records:

Hallett Swift Account Book,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1988-106
Abstract

Account book maintained by resident of Wareham (Plymouth County), Massachusetts, detailing sales of produce (chiefly corn and potatoes) and other goods, with credits to customers for cash, goods, labor and services. Also used as recipe book, featuring both handwritten and clipped recipes.

Dates: 1837 - 1847

The Greenbrier (Resort), West Virginia, Menus,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2015-002
Abstract

The collection contains 12 menus from lunches and dinners at the Greenbrier Resort (White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia) between 1973 and 1976, as well as one from a dinner in 1986.

Dates: 1973-1976, 1986

The Major School of Bartending Manual

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2019-008
Abstract

This binder contains a 1965 revised edition of a 1937 manual for students at the Los Angeles Modern Bartending School, later The Major School of Bartending. The manual has directions for tips and hints for bartenders, as well as a wide selection of standard and tropical cocktail recipes.

Dates: 1965

Thomas Family Recipe Books,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2013-030
Abstract

The collection contains two handwritten recipe books from the Thomas Family of Baltimore, Maryland. These cookbooks highlight Maryland specialities (oysters, clams, crabs, and terrapins), as well as preserves, cakes, puddings, and other dishes. The majority of the recipes range from the 1870s to the 1910s, but at least one dates back to 1831.

Dates: 1831, 1870s - 1910s

William S. Tippett Letter,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2013-060
Scope and Content

The collection consists of a single letter from Sgt William S. Tippett to his wife, Maggie. Written from a parole camp in Annapolis, Maryland, the letter opens with Tippett's comments on news from home. A majority of the letter, however,details his stay in Belle Island prison (Richmond) from September 1863 until early March 1864. In particular, he describes the food (or lack of) and the poor conditions.

Dates: 1864 - 1864

United States Bureau of Internal Revenue Distillery Forms

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2008-095
Abstract

The colletion contains a set of forms used by the United States Bureau of Internal Revenue in the regulation of distilled spirits.

Dates: 1902 - 1913

United States Internal Revenue Special Tax Stamps,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2015-061
Abstract

This collection includes a United States Internal Revenue Retail Liquor Dealer Stamp for Special Tax for the year 1876.

Dates: 1876 - 1876

Ventilating Rocking Churn Patent,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2012-044
Abstract

The collection contains a handwritten copy of 1848 patent for a ventilating rocking butter churn.

Dates: 1848

Virginia Brewing Company Letter,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2013-075
Abstract

The Virginia Brewing Company letter was written on September 27, 1909 by Louis A. Scholz, President of the company, and Henry Scholz, Secretary and Treasurer of the company requesting support for anti-Prohibition laws in Virginia.

Dates: 1909 - 1909

Virginia Congress on Hunger 1988 Report Collection,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2015-050
Abstract

This collection contains the final and draft versions of a 1988 report from the Virginia Congress on Hunger detailing the extent of hunger and poverty in the Commonwealth of Virginia, a news release about the report, and the 1985 report about hunger and poverty.

Dates: 1985 - 1988