History of Food & Drink Collection Manuscripts

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History of Food & Drink Collection Manuscripts



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Toy stove
This item is a c.1910s children's toy stove. When used, this stove would have been fueled by kerosene. This stove is missing some parts and has some damage, but it includes the stove, two pots (one with a lid), a kettle, a small baking pan, several…

Macon County, Alabama, Household and Recipe Book (Ms2011-088)
The collection consists of one household and recipe book from Macon County, AL. A variety of writers left entries within the journal, most notably Miss Zoonomia d. Hoxey Carter and Mrs. M. P. Edwards.

A majority of the collection pertains to…

English Receipt/Home Remedies Manual, Pages on Home Remedies
Pages from the receipt book dealing with specific home remedies.

Home Remedies Manual, Indian Cure
A page from the Home Remedies Manual with a receipt for an "Old Indian cure" for ague.

Manuscript Receipt Book, Remedies for the Home
Pages from the Manuscript Receipt Book dealing with remedies for the home.

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, Pages on Animal Remedies
Pages from the Home Remedies Manual dealing with remedies for animals.

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.

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 Page 7
A page from "The Cowboy and Com-Cel-Sar" displaying customer testimonials.

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.

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 people and animals to practical receipts for paint and stains.

This item also includes a partial…

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 affecting both people and animals, as well as for practical recipes for repairing broken glass and making…

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 the El Mirador Hotel name. On the inside the menu shows colorful depictions of the cocktails offered…

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 Victorian era. The Victorian era is a period of time that directly corresponds with the reign of the…

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 pricing for a range of liquors and spirits, apparently all mail order.

"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 breakfast items. The majority are dessert recipes. Some examples include "Grapenut pudding," "Deviled…

"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 "Backwerk" or "Baking" section. Some examples of recipes include: "Kartoffelsalat" (potato salad),…

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…

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 documented by several people as handwriting changes throughout the volume. Some recipes are…

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 depicts a working still.

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. Each room is mapped out and illustrated with magazine pictures and includes a price list of…

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.

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 Treasurer of the company requesting support for anti-Prohibition laws in Virginia.

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 cheese, butter, fruits, grains, poultry and "sundries." Prices are handwritten alongside item…

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 newlywed women on how to treat their husbands well with metaphors that compare wifely duties and…

'Book for Receipts' Recipe Book, 1731 (Ms2008-024)
The Book for Receipts is a recipe book written in England in 1731. At least two owners added to this work (the names of owners remain unknown) because the handwriting changes in the last third of text. Some recipe contributors are named, such as:…

"Cooking Recipes" Recipe Book (Ms2008-023)
Cooking Recipes is a book filled with hand-written recipes. A hand-painted image of a girl with a duck adorns the cover of "Cooking Recipes." Within the book's pages exist a variety of recipes for soups, salads, puddings, cookies, cakes, icings, and…
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