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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 165 Collections and/or Records:

Quality Chemical Company Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2010-039
Abstract

The collection contains a promotional letter, a special offer flyer, a catalog of chemicals, and an order blank and addressed envelope from the Quality Chemical Company of Detroit, Michigan.

Dates: c.1920

Recipe Scrapbook [School Project],

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2013-055
Abstract

The collection includes clipped recipes, magazine images of food, household and kitchen tips. Though the collection is undated, an article about Franklin Delano Roosevelt suggests the scrapbook was composed no earlier than 1933.

Dates: after 1930

Recipe Scrapbook (Spiral Notebook),

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2013-053
Abstract

The collection contains a spiral sketchbook converted into a recipe book. The volume includes clipped, printed, and handwritten recipes, as well clippings pictures of food and hand drawn sample table.

Dates: mid-20th century

"Record" Recipe Book

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2009-052
Abstract

This collection contains a record book with handwritten and news-clipping recipes.

Dates: n.d.

Alice Ross Culinary Ephemera Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2017-008
Abstract

The Alice Ross Ephemera Collection includes more than 2,000 pieces of ephemera related to food & culinary history, advertising/marketing, food production, agriculture, holidays and celebrations, and domestic culture, dating from the mid-19th to the mid/late 20th century.

Dates: c.1860s-1960s

Joseph Rule Letter

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2018-011
Abstract

Letter written by Joseph Rule from his camp at Petersburg, Virginia, December 15th, 1864 to his friend Silas. Letter details Rule's Company B, 50th New York Engineers involvement in the December, 1864 raid on the Weldon Railroad which was a major supply line for Robert E. Lee's Confederate Army of Northern Virginia.

Dates: 1864

Sallie Wilson Recipe Book, n.d. (Ms2009-002)

 Digital Work
Identifier: Ms2009-002_WilsonSallie_Recipe

Shropshire, England, Farm and Household Ledger

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2022-066
Abstract

This collection contains a household and farming ledger owned by a Shropshire, England family, dating 1832-1867. Two articles and a letter report the discovery of coal in Shropshire. The ledger also contains financial records, notes on wine making and farming, instructions for care of cattle and pest control, and various receipes and remedies.

Dates: 1832 - 1867

John H. Snouffer Letters

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2023-076
Abstract

This collection contains letters to and from Union Soldier John H. Snouffer of the 133rd Ohio Infantry. The letter was from a member of the same company in the same camp, Captain Ellis H. Heagler.

Dates: 1864

Southwest Virginia Counties Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2000-092
Abstract

The Southwest Virginia Counties Collection includes correspondence, manuscript memoranda and recipe books, and family papers from the Godwin, Young, Trevey, Williams and other families of Botetourt, Rockbridge, and Roanoke Counties.

Dates: 1824 - 1885