Skip to main content

History of Food and Drink

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:

Elvira Jane Hanna Receipt Book,

Identifier: Ms-2013-052

The collection contains a book holding both recipes and medical receipts, likely written by an Elvira Jane Hanna whose name is signed on many of the volume's pages. The recipes include Sweet Potato Waffles, Turtle Soup, Bacon Frase, Ginger Beer, Cottage Pudding, Panada, Arrow Root Jelly, Oyster Pie, and Election Cake.

Dates: mid 19th century

Hertford Receipt Book

Identifier: Ms-2008-027

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

Hertford Receipt Book, 1800-1833 (Ms2008-027)

 Digital Work
Identifier: Ms2008-027_HertfordReceiptBook

Ann A. Hertzler Collection

Identifier: Ms-2001-004

The Ann A. Hertzler Collection contains biographical information, publications, project and subject files, and artifacts relating to Hertzler's professional career at the University of Missouri-Columbia (1974-1980) and Virginia Tech (1980-2001). Particular areas of emphasis are children's health and nutrition, food and food programs, and Extension publications from both colleges.

Dates: 1863 - 2013; Majority of material found within 1974 - 2000

Home Remedies Manual,

Identifier: Ms-2010-073

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

Hotel Roanoke Menus

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: Ms-1999-009
Scope and Contents

June 1942 menu, Hotel Roanoke Congratulates J. Ed Brown...60 Years Service, is signed by J. Ed Brown. Leather bound menu is undated. Assorted menus from reopened Hotel Roanoke, 1993.

Dates: c.1942-1993

Household Management Ledger,

Identifier: Ms-2012-085

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

Dates: n.d.

How to Cook a Husband Manuscript Book

Identifier: Ms-2010-079

This collection consists of a book entitled, A Novel Recipe “How to Cook a Husband,” ca. 1880. Intended for newlywed women, the book’s popular recipe contains metaphors that compare treating a husband well to cooking a good meal.

Dates: ca. 1880

Ivanhoe, Virginia, Moonshine Still Glass Plate

Identifier: Ms-2009-028

This collection contains a glass plate with the image of a moonshine still near Ivanhoe, VA, c. 1932. There are also two black and white prints from the plate.

Dates: c.1932