A Copey of Mrs. Thompson's Family Receipt Book Belonging to Helen Thompson, not before 1794.
Holding Library Call No. mssHM 68177
Manuscript Cookbooks Survey Database ID#1121
Place of OriginUnited States ➔ New York ➔ New York
Date of Compositionca. 1794
DescriptionThis recipe book of 24 leaves was compiled by Helen Thompson, daughter of New York merchant James Thompson and sister-in-law of Elbridge Gerry, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and fifth vice president of the United States, under James Madison. It contains both culinary and medical recipes.