Recipe Book, 1855

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Summary Information

Repository:
Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University
Title:
Recipe Book
Collection No.:
SC 0164
Date:
Extent:
1 folder, .06 Cubic Feet
Language of the Material:
English
Abstract:
This collection consists of one notebook of handwritten recipes dated 1855, possibly originating in Rockingham County, Virginia, which contains recipes for a variety of foods, as well as a recipe for a homemade poultice and eau de toilette.

Preferred Citation

[identification of item], [box #, folder #], Recipe Book, 1855, SC 0164, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.

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Bio/Historical Note

Not applicable.

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Scope and Content

This collection consists of one notebook of handwritten recipes dated 1855, possibly originating in Rockingham County, Virginia, 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."

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Arrangement

The recipe book is housed in a folder.

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Administrative Information

Revision Description

Revised by Tara MastrangeloConverted to schema conforming EAD by dtd2schema.vh.xsl. September 20102013-11-21

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the James Madison University Special Collections Library to use this collection.

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).

Acquisition Information

Purchased July 2002 from Green Valley Auctions, Inc., Mt. Crawford, Virginia.

Provenance

The recipe book was part of the Lois Gaynor estate in Elkton, Virginia, which was auctioned in 2002.

Other Formats Available

The recipe book was digitized by JMU Digital Collections and transcribed Mark Purington, JMU Libraries staff. It is available online here: Recipe Book.

Processing Information

In order to streamline the process of applying collection numbers, Special Collections staff completed a large-scale renumbering campaign in 2017-2018. This collection was previously cataloged as SC 4035.

Location

Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University

880 Madison DriveMSC 1704Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807library-special@jmu.eduURL: https://www.lib.jmu.edu/special/

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Index Terms

Subject

  • Recipes -- Virginia -- handbooks, manuals, etc -- 19th century
  • Cooking, American -- Virginia -- Rockingham County -- 19th century
  • Cooking, American -- Southern style
  • Cooking, American -- Appalachian Region
  • Food habits -- Virginia -- 19th century
  • Virginia -- History, Local -- Sources

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Collection Inventory

Title/Description Instances
Recipe Book, 1855 box 1 folder 1