Manuscript compilation primarily comprising medical recipes including prescriptions for named individuals, the earliest are
attributed to Martyn Hill. There are also a number of culinary recipes and recipes for mead, wine, etc., plus a few verses,
proverbs, accounts, and lists. Recipes are attributed to a number of named individuals including Doctors Stephens, Rantt,
Garth, and Smithston; Lady Paget, Lord and Lady Howard, Lady Swain, Lady Widderington, Lady Portman, Lady Barkshire, Lady
Rudston, the Duchess of Cleveland, the Countess of Kent, the Countess of Manchester; and a number of other men and women including
Michael Scott, Charles Carborrowes, Sir Edward Bainton; and others with the surnames Crane, William, Anwell, Hillton, Clarke,
Simes, Sandalle, Cocker, Harcourt, Harriss, Morgan, Ettick, Eton, Shaft, Young, Dutton, Hescot, Briscoe, Proctor, Townsend,
Warpoole, Gramer, Matthers, Wyett, Eadward, Attwood, Marshall, Allibon, Douglass, Yeats, Hennage, Webb, Skelton, Snape, Thornton,
Grinewell, Fasburey, cousin Swineburn, and more. The names of Morison family members are written on the inside cover.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Dates in several places in the manuscript, 1663-1688. The earliest hand appears to date from the early 17th century. A list
of clothing belonging to Mary Maddison is dated 1673. Ownership inscription inside upper cover dated 24 June 1675; last date
in manuscript is an ownership inscription on an inside leaf, John Cranford, 1710, p. 243.
Pagination: Paper, 149 leaves; 1-46, 53-67, 67-76, 78-85, 87-98, 100, 100-212, [i], 213-295; contemporary pagination in ink,
upper left corner of each page, until p. 257; from p. 259, pagination continued in modern pencil numerals, upper left corner
of every odd-numbered page. The first ten leaves are also independently foliated in a contemporary hand. There are stubs between
several of the leaves, indicating missing or torn out leaves, but the pagination was done after the leaves had been removed,
since it does not take the missing leaves into account.
Script: Written in various cursive scripts by several hands. The endpapers and endleaf contain miscellaneous notes and pen
Binding: 17th-century (?) stamped leather binding with gilding. Cover worn at hinges. Both boards completely detached as well
as first and last quires. Many leaves frayed and worn at the edges. Many stains and smudges. Half of the last folio (pp. 295-)
Origin: Written in England, 1600-1710.
Contains five leaves laid in at various places: between p. 58-59, 185-186, 197-198 (2 ll. laid in) and 288-289. Four of the
inlaid leaves appear to be contemporary with the manuscript or slightly later; the fifth is a 20th-century typewritten page.