A notebook containing approximately 145 culinary recipes and 60 household/medicinal recipes.
Title on front pastedown: "Galleys book".
Culinary recipes include: minced pies, lavender water, to brew porter, to preserve lettuce stalks for ginger, rabbit soup, etc. Household and medicinal recipes include: to make ink, for cleaning white paint, to keep knives from rust, cure for rheumatism, Arabian cure for cholera, cure for cancer, coffee for indigestion, etc.
Certain recipes ammended with notes in a later hand, for example: "Not fit for use on account of the arsenic" (p.75).
A number of cooks who shared these recipes are named throughout.
Pages 1-76 numbered in manuscript; remaining leaves unnumbered.
Pages 18, 56-57 blank.
Three additional recipes laid-in between pages 54-55, 60-61, and between leaves [8-9]; one of these recipes dated 1889. Other additional manuscript recipes tipped-in throughout, along with newspaper clippings pasted-in.
Front pastedown dated Sept. 2nd, 1826. Recipes on page 64 dated 1860.
Nineteenth-century cursive script in multiple hands, in black and brown ink and in pencil.
Blank book completed in manuscript.
Title derived from contents.
Purchase; Pickering & Chatto; 2017; MS.17.027.