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Collection: History of Food & Drink Collection Manuscripts
Dr. Thomas' Eclectric Oil Trade Card, [c.1875-1940?] (Ms2009-064)
While Dr. Thomas' Eclectric Oil was marketed until the 1940s and 1950s, the particular trade card in this collection most likely dates to the late…
'Book for Receipts' Recipe Book, 1731 (Ms2008-024)
Recipe book written in England in 1731. At least two authors-names unknown. Recipes focus largely on delicacies, not on staple meals, and home remedies.
Hertford Receipt Book, 1800-1833 (Ms2008-027)
The Hertford Receipt Book is a recipe book written in Hertford, England (a county town of Hertfordshire) from 1800 to 1833. The recipes were…
English Receipt/ Home Remedy Book c. 1830s-1840s
A handwritten home remedy/receipt book with entries in English and French. The book is bound in red leather with paper marbling on the inner binding.
English Receipt/Home Remedies Manual, Pages on Home Remedies
Pages from the receipt book dealing with specific home remedies.
Note to John Brawley [Bralley]
Note from [F.] H. Fries to John Bralley about cloth coloring.
J. E. Cooley [New York] Advertising Broadside (Ms2012-007)
Single-page advertising flyer for J. E. Cooley, merchant, New York, NY, dated 1863. Flyer lists prices for a wide range of grocery items, including…
Virginia Brewing Company Letter (Ms2013-075)
The Virginia Brewing Company letter was written on September 27, 1909 by Louis A. Scholz, President of the company, and Henry Scholz, Secretary and…
The Cowboy and Com-Cel-Sar Page 7
A page from "The Cowboy and Com-Cel-Sar" displaying customer testimonials.
The Cowboy and Com-Cel-Sar Page 15
Page 15 of "The Cowboy and Com-Cel-Sar" featuring customer testimonials.
The Cowboy and Com-Cel-Sar Pages 46-47
Pages 46 and 47 from "The Cowboy and Com-Cel-Sar" detailing the nature of the testimonials in the booklet.
"National Diary" Recipe Book, [1914?] (Ms2009-051)
A bound volume of recipes, handwritten or clipped from newspapers. The recipes are in no particular order and include main dishes, sides, and some…
Home Remedies Manual
A handwritten home remedy manual subsisting of pages sewn and bound to newspaper pages. The remedies range from cures for illness and maladies…
Home Remedies Manual, Pages on Animal Remedies
Pages from the Home Remedies Manual dealing with remedies for animals.
Home Remedies Manual, Pages on Remedies for the Home
The pages from the Home Remedies Manual dealing with remedies for the home.
Home Remedies Manual, Indian Cure
A page from the Home Remedies Manual with a receipt for an "Old Indian cure" for ague.
Print from Ivanhoe, Virginia, Moonshine Still Glass Plate (Ms2009-028)
The materials in the Ivanhoe, Virginia, Moonshine Still Glass Plate Collection include the glass plate and two black and white prints. The plate…
Manuscript Book, How to Cook a Husband, c.1880 (Ms2010-079)
The collection contains a single hand-made ribbon-bound manuscript entitled, A Novel Recipe “How to Cook a Husband.” The book’s recipe instructs…
Lowenbach Brothers Price List (Ms2012-006)
The collection consists of an advertisement from the Lowenbach Brothers liquor distributors in Alexandria, Virginia, c.1910s. The flyer includes…
An Ideal Home Illustrated Scrapbook (Ms2013-026)
The collection consists of an illustrated scrapbook, detailing the set up for a household, possibly compiled for a new bride or a school assignment.…
Myers Bros. & Co. Trade Card (Ms2013-046)
The Myers Bros. and Co. Trade Card shows a Confederate soldier swapping tobacco with a Union soldier in exchange for a bag of coffee.
"Cooking Recipes" Recipe Book (Ms2008-023)
Recipe book containing hand-written recipes for soups, salads, puddings, cookies, cakes, icings, and biscuits. Date, location, and full author name remain unknown.
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,…
"Koch-Recepte" German Recipe Book, n.d. (Ms2009-050)
A recipe book handwritten in German. The book is broken up into sections, but only about one-third contain recipes. Most of the recipes are in the…
El Mirador Hotel Cocktail Menu, n.d. (Ms2015-040)
This collection contains an undated cocktail menu for the South Pacific Room of the El Mirador Hotel. The menu's cover depicts South Pacific art and…
Manuscript Receipt Book
A handwritten receipt book containing handwritten receipts and pages from cookery booklets. The receipts range from cures for illness and maladies in…
Manuscript Receipt Book, Remedies for the Home
Pages from the Manuscript Receipt Book dealing with remedies for the home.