Mrs. Philinder Thompson's inscription

Mrs. Philinder Thompson Recipe Book, Written in a Ledger

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[Library Title: Ledger]

Manuscript Location
Bennington Museum, Regional History Room
Holding Library Call No.
Manuscript Cookbooks Survey Database ID#
Place of Origin
United States ➔ Vermont ➔ Bennington
Date of Composition
Ledger 1818-1842, recipes 1860-1881
This bound book was originally used as a ledger. Entries dated 1810 to 1818 list purchases of tobacco, corn, and butter, as well as a shirt, and reference making shirts and shoes. Entries dated 1828 to 1844 list days worked; most pages are headed "Hoosack". The book was later used as a recipe book by Mrs. Philinder Thompson, as indicated by the inscription on the second page. Among the final pages of the book there is a note: "D.P. Eddy / Married T.F. Thompson May 7 1867."