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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:

Manuscript Cookbook [Mid-Atlantic Region?],

Identifier: Ms-2012-060

The collection consists of a manuscript cookbook that includes a series of recipes dating from approximately 1840-1915.

Dates: c.1840s-1915?

Manuscript Receipt/Remedy Book

Identifier: Ms-2019-006

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.

Manuscript Recipe Book,

Identifier: Ms-2012-050

The collection contains a half-filled manuscript recipes for baked goods, vegetables, main dishes, desserts, and candies.

Dates: undated

Manuscript Recipe Book/Scrapbook,

Identifier: Ms-2012-019

The collection consists of a book, repurposed as a combination scrapbook and recipe book, probably created in the late 19th or early 20th century. There are newspaper clipped recipes, handwritten recipes, trade cards, calling cards, and index cards laid in throughout the book.

Dates: late 19th-early 20th century

Records of the Virginia Cooperative Extension, Master Gardener Program

 Record Group
Identifier: RG-26-02-01

This collection contains four boxes of slide sets, some with related scripts, for the Virginia Cooperative Extension's Master Gardener Program. Most materials are undated, but likely date from between the 1970s and early 2000s. Topics include flowers, fruits, vegetables, trees, landscaping, gardening, composting, and careers in horticulture.

Dates: ca. 1970s-2000s

McCormick & Co. Advertising Collection,

Identifier: Ms-2011-079

The collection consists of a letter, booklet, and circular addressed to McCormick & Co. distributors in 1905. All three items address a change in advertising and/or updates on spice markets.

Dates: 1905

Military & Wartime Cookery Collection

Identifier: Ms-2017-029

The Military & Wartime Cookery Collection consists of a variety of manuscript and ephemeral materials relating to the history of military and wartime food and cooking. Items in the collection date from 1884 to 1965, though the bulk of the collection covers parts of World War I through World War II (1917-1945).

Dates: 1884 - 1965; Majority of material found within 1917 - 1945

Minor/Harland Manuscript Recipe Book,

Identifier: Ms-2013-044

The collection, a manuscript cookbook, dates to the late 19th century and only some of the recipes are attributed. Attributees include Mrs. E. J. Minor, Marion Harland (cookbook/household management author), Dr. Louis W. Minor, "mother's recipe book"/my mother, Mrs. Venable, Mrs. Gen(?) Maury, and others.

Dates: c.1895

Myers Bros. & Co. Trade Card,

Identifier: Ms-2012-046

The Myers Bros. and Co. Trade Card shows a Confederate soldier swapping tobacco with a Union soldier in exchange for a bag of coffee.

Dates: late 1860s-early 1900s (likely c. early 1870s)