Hertford Receipt Book, 1800-1833 (Ms2008-027)

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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 ascribed/attributed and dated. Attributions include: Miss Anne Morris, W. R. Price, Mrs. Whitmore, the Hertford Paper, and the Shrewsbury Paper among others. Recipes for home remedies and household necessities encompass a large portion of the manuscript, examples of which are: a "Receipt for Killing Rats," a formula for "Common Lead Coloured Paint," and "A Salve for Drawing Wounds." Edible recipes include: jellies, cakes, breads, meats, stews, and beverages (ales and wines).





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Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Hertford Receipt Book, Ms2008-027 - Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.