A Guide to a

Recipe Book, 1855

SC 0164

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

Description Information

Repository: Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University
Title: Recipe Book, 1855
Collection No.: SC 0164
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 0164, 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.
Processing Information: In order to streamline the process of applying collection numbers, Special Collections staff completed a large-scale renumbering campaign in the spring of 2017. This collection was previously cataloged as SC 4035.

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.

Contents

 

Recipe Book  Folder 1