Agricultural Daybook with recipes, 1840-1865

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[Library Title: Agricultural Daybook, 1840-1865]

Manuscript Location
Cornell University, Kroch Library, Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Holding Library Call No.
tiny Archives 6401 Bd.Ms.1
Manuscript Cookbooks Survey Database ID#
Place of Origin
United States ➔ New York ➔ Varick
Date of Composition
This daybook of approximately 150 written pages was kept by Henry Reeder, a farmer in Varick, New York, between 1840 and 1865. It includes numerous culinary and practical recipes (potted fish, sausages, pickled pork, and ink), as well as instructions for grinding buckwheat, making candles, and brewing ale. There are also daily weather notes with comments, dated 1840-1865, addresses of suppliers, and news clippings.