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Minnie recipe book

Ms. Codex 2008

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Title:
Minnie recipe book
Date [inclusive]:
1872-1920
Call Number:
Ms. Codex 2008
Extent:
1 volume
Language:
English
Abstract:
A volume comprised of culinary and household recipes and knitting patterns. The cookbook was written by Minnie in England spanning the years from 1872 to 1920.
Cite as:
Ms. Codex 2008, Minnie recipe book, 1872-1920, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Scope and Contents

A slim, ruled volume comprised of culinary and household recipes and knitting patterns. The cookbook was written by Minnie in England spanning the years from 1872 to 1920. Cookery recipes include cakes, desserts, icings, meat dishes, puddings, preserves, and sauces. There a several cake recipes such as apple, curd cheese, rice and sponge; and a large variety of puddings such as Bombay, cottage, Cumberland, Hunting, potato cheese, Sage, Watkin, and Victoria. Some household recipes include cough mixture, orphan puppy food, and to get stains off hands. Included in the volume are instructions for Knitting baby items, hats, scarfs, and socks. One page in the volume has illustrated instructions for folding napkins. Many of the recipes have attributions and dates. Pages are hand numbered one to fifty-three with an incomplete index at the end of the volume. A few history notes on on the last leaf.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  August 2019

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

Sold by Alastor Rare Books (Lymington, England), 2019.

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Cookbooks
  • Drawings
  • Manuscripts, English--19th century
  • Manuscripts, English--20th century
  • Recipes
Subject(s)
  • Cookbooks--England--Specimens
  • Cooking, English
  • Knitting
  • Puddings

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Collection Inventory

Volume

Minnie recipe book, 1872-1920.

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