Sallie Wilson Recipe Book, n.d. (Ms2009-002)

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Sallie Wilson Recipe Book, n.d. (Ms2009-002)


This collection consists of a recipe book bearing the name of Sallie Wilson of Liberty, Virginia. The small book contains more than 100 recipes, mostly for various desserts (pies, cakes and puddings) and breads, but also for such fare as potato stuffing, scalloped oysters, mock sausage, Welsh rarebit, and currant wine. Entries near the back of the book include cures for dysentery and indigestion and instructions for making such household items as soap, yellow dye and cement for broken china. The item is not dated, though the date 1868 appears on the inside front cover. While no verifiable information about the compiler of this recipe book could be found, census records reveal a Miss Sallie Wilson living in Liberty (Bedford County), Virginia in the early twentieth century. In the 1900 census, she is listed as a head of household, born in December 1844. Also living in the home are older sister Nannie T., younger brother Thomas C., and a servant. In the 1910 census, the Wilson sisters are again listed as residents of Liberty, accompanied by a boarder.






Bibliographic Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Sallie Wilson Recipe Book, Ms2009-002 - Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.


Wilson, Sallie, “Sallie Wilson Recipe Book, n.d. (Ms2009-002),” VT Special Collections and University Archives Online, accessed April 19, 2024,