A Copey of Mrs. Thompson's Family Receipt Book Belonging to Helen Thompson, not before 1794.

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Holding Library Call No.
mssHM 68177
Manuscript Cookbooks Survey Database ID#
Place of Origin
United States ➔ New York ➔ New York
Date of Composition
ca. 1794
This 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.