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Recipe book

Ms. Codex 1982

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Title:
Recipe book
Date:
19th century
Call Number:
Ms. Codex 1982
Extent:
1 volume
Language:
English
Abstract:
A volume comprised of handwritten culinary, medicinal, and household recipes by an unnamed author. The recipes were probably written in the 19th century in England.
Cite as:
Recipe book, 19th century, Ms. Codex 1982, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Scope and Contents

A volume in leather covers comprised of handwritten culinary, medicinal, and household recipes by an unnamed author. The recipes were probably written in the 19th century in England. Culinary recipes include cakes, jellies, puddings, sauces, soups, and wines. Highlights include carbonated water, fricassee of beef, ginger beer, green gooseberry cheese, hare soup, little pudding cups, orange wine, and wafer gingerbread. Included are remedies for ailments such as bites, burns, drowning, hydrophobia, inflamed leg, poisoning, typhus, swallowing pins, and warts. Some culinary recipes are attributed to Mrs. Holland. Instructions for recovery of a drowning person are attributed tot the Dublin Humane Society. Several household recipes are included such as reviving gilt frames, testing for deleterious ingredients in wine, and ink. Written inside the front cover is a brief partial index. A weather table is written on one leaf. The volume is interleaved with blotting paper. Covers are detached and a few pages are loose.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

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

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Donna Brandolisio

Access Restrictions

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Use Restrictions

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Source of Acquisition

Sold by Ken Spelman Books (York, England), 2018.

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Codices (bound manuscripts)
  • Cookbooks
  • Manuscripts, English--19th century
  • Prescriptions
  • Recipes
Subject(s)
  • Cooking, English--19th century
  • Formulas, recipes, etc.--19th century.
  • Traditional medicine--19th century--Formulae, receipts, prescriptions

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Collection Inventory

Volume

Recipe book, 19th century.

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