Manuscript receipt book containing recipes, medical remedies and household hints
Manuscripts, EnglishFormulas, recipes, etcCooking, EnglishMedicine, popular
Pages [104-148] blank.
Medical recipes and household hints written on p. [149-176], upside down and reversed.
Title derived from contents.
Date of composition derived from earliest and latest dates of recipes.
Written in two hands in black and brown ink.
Cursive script; varying number of long lines per page.
Bound in gray boards, with red leather spine and tips.
The cookery section contains 105 recipes, including several American recipes such as buckwheat cakes.
The medical portion contains 34 remedies including rheumatism drops, cough cures, recipes for hooping [sic] cough, ointment to heal a scald, cure for dropsy, and a certain cure for typhus or other fever.
Includes 19 entries for household hints.
Acquired from Franklin Gilliam Rare Books, 11 May 2006.