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Manuscript receipt book and household treasury

Ms. Codex 1775

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Title:
Manuscript receipt book and household treasury
Date:
circa 1870-1874
Call Number:
Ms. Codex 1775
Extent:
1 volume (256 pages + 2 leaves)
Language:
English
Abstract:
A printed volume with a title page, preface, table of contents, and sections with blank ruled pages used for recording recipes. The volume was published in Philadelphia by Claxton, Remsen & Haffelfinger, second edition, 1870.
Cite as:
The Manuscript Receipt Book and Household Treasury, circa 1870-1874, Ms. Codex 1775, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Scope and Contents

A printed volume with a title page, preface, table of contents, and sections with blank ruled pages used for recording recipes. The volume was published in Philadelphia by Claxton, Remsen & Haffelfinger, second edition, 1870. Illustrations for each of the twenty-two categories appear at the beginning of each section followed by blank pages. The categories in the volume are listed in the table of contents as follows: soups; fish; meats; game and poultry; made dishes; oysters, etc.; salads of all kinds; vegetables; sauces; bread, breakfast and tea cakes; plain sweet cakes; fancy cakes; pastry; puddings; dishes for dessert; preserves, marmalades, jellies, etc.; pickles; wines and cordials; beverages; potting and collaring; useful receipts; medicinal receipts. A small collection of handwritten recipes by an unknown compiler are in the volume under the following categories: soup; game and poultry; bread, breakfast and tea cakes; plain sweet cakes; fancy cakes; puddings; and dishes for dessert. The recipes are noted with dates ranging from 1867 to 1874 and some are attributed to Mary B. McQuhae-Falck of Elmira, New York. Laid in the volume are two folded leaves with eight handwritten recipes. One recipe is for soft gingerbread and the others are for cakes. There is one small clipping laid in the volume. The title page is in red and black with an illustrated border. A quotation is under each section illustration. "Household treasury" is stamped in gold on the front cover and spine.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  September 2016

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Donna Brandolisio

Access Restrictions

This codex is available for research.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may exist. For most library holdings, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania do not hold copyright. It is the responsibility of the requester to seek permission from the holder of the copyright to reproduce material from the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Source of Acquisition

Rabelais Books (Biddeford, Maine), 2016.

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Blankbooks
  • Codices (bound manuscripts)
  • Cookbooks
  • Hybrid books
  • Manuscripts, American--19th century
  • Recipes
Subject(s)
  • Cooking, American--19th century

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Collection Inventory

Volume

Manuscript receipt book and household treasury, circa 1870-1874.

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