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Ms. Codex 644 - Frankland, Lady - [Recipe book]
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Frankland, Lady.
[Recipe book] [manuscript].
[England, 1750-1825]
Physical description:
60 leaves : paper ; 181 x 111-192 x 154 mm. bound to 199 x 155 mm.
Recipe book comprised of recipes for cooking, including many for curries; housekeeping formulas; wines; and medicines, including remedies for ague, deafness, gout, sore throat, rheumatism, and typhus. Most recipes are attributed to named individuals including Lady Fagg, Lady Monson, Lady Roche, Miss Colville, Miss Bedingfeld, Miss Bowles, Richard Jebb, Mrs. Cowslade, Baroness Philetsen, Dr. Addington, Dr. Bateman, Dr. Reynolds, and Dr. Darwell. Near the end is copied "A famous receipt for salad," in verse by Rev. Sydney Smith. Notes inside front and back covers by "R. W." are source of attribution: "Dear Grandmama's book Several persons have written in it as well as myself" and "Grandmama Lady Frankland's Receipt Book." A number of additional leaves have been sewn into the volume, these have recipes in "R. W."'s hand and in several other hands.
Sold by Philadelphia Rare Books, 1998.
Related names:
Smith, Sydney, 1771-1845.
Cooking, English.
Traditional medicine - Formulae, receipts, prescriptions.
Wine and wine making.
Form / Genre:
Manuscripts, English - 18th century.
Manuscripts, English - 19th century.
Manuscripts, European.
Ms. codex.
Title supplied cataloger.
Foliation: Paper, 60; [1-60]; modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto. Two notes folded and sewn in between f. 36-37. Irregular contemporary pagination in ink, upper outer corners of some folios. Several leaves missing at the beginning and end. Three additional leaves sewn in at end.
Script: Written in a cursive script by three or more hands.
Binding: Contemporary parchment, separated from spine. Paper crumbling at edges, fragile.
Origin: Written in England, 1750-1825. Later additions have dates 1816 and 1821, 1823 (inside upper cover).
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 644.
Manuscript location:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 644

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Collection: Other
Facsimile: Yes
Illuminated: No
Illustrated: No
Notated: No
Language: English
Century: 18th century
Century: 19th century
Date: 1750
Genre: Codices
Genre: Cookbooks
Genre: Manuscripts, English - 18th century
Genre: Manuscripts, English - 19th century
Genre: Manuscripts, European
Subject: Cooking, English
Subject: Traditional medicine
Subject: Wine and wine making
Author: Frankland, Lady
Related names: Smith, Sydney, 1771-1845
Page material: Paper