A Guide to a

Recipe Book, 1855

SC#4035

Compiled by: Chris Bolgiano, Nov. 2002
Revised by: Tara Mastrangelo, Sept. 2010

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University

Title: Recipe Book, 1855

Collection No.: SC# 4035

Creator: Unknown

Extent: One Folder

Language: English

Abstract:     

 

This collection consists of one notebook of handwritten recipes dated 1855, possibly originating in Rockingham County, Va., which contains recipes for a variety of foods, as well as a recipe for a homemade poultice and eau de toilette.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions:

 

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions:

 

The copyright interests in this collection have been transferred to the James Madison University Special Collections Library. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library Reference Desk. (library-special@jmu.edu).

Preferred Citation: 

Recipe Book, 1855, SC# 4035, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.

Acquisition Information:

 

This book was purchased by Special Collections in July of 2002 from Green Valley Auctions, Inc., Mt. Crawford, Virginia.

Provenance:

 

This book was handwritten in 1855 by an uknown person or persons, possibly in Rockingham County, Virginia. It was part of the Lois Gaynor estate in Elkton, Virginia which was auctioned in 2002.

Historical Note

Due to the nature of this collection, an historical note is not applicable.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of one notebook of handwritten recipes dated 1855, possibly originating in Rockingham County, Va., which contains recipes for a variety of foods, as well as a recipe for a homemade poultice and eau de toilette.

The book documents mid-nineteenth century food and cooking practices and includes a variety of recipes for breads, puddings, cakes, preserves, pickles and other foods. Recipes for a poultice of wild indigo and rye hops, as well as eau de toilette made of alcohol and lemon oil are also included. Pasted into the front cover of the notebook is an article clipping entitled "Good Butter in Winter."

Arrangement

This collection consists of one book in one folder.

Related Material/Collections

For more homemade remedies, see also the John L. Heatwole Collection, SC# 2040; The Elmer L. Smith Collection, SC# 4038; and The John G. Stewart Collection, SC#4016.

Contents

 

Recipe Book  Folder 1