English Cookbook and Book of Home Remedies

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[Library Title: Manuscript cookbook and book of home remedies]

Manuscript Location
Library of Congress, Rare Book/Special Collections Reading Room (Jefferson LJ239)
Holding Library Call No.
TX705 .M34 1677 Bitting Coll
Manuscript Cookbooks Survey Database ID#
Place of Origin
Date of Composition
ca. 1677-ca. 1714
This 104-page English recipe book is principally in the hand of the original author but also contains additions by other individuals. The original author wrote culinary recipes from the front of the volume and medical recipes from the back. The later writers did not consistently follow this plan. The book includes "An Elegy on the death of Mrs. Lake, who died Septemb. 3, 1714," written on a bifolium that has become detached from the volume and is now inserted at the end. It also includes an anti-Jacobite poem.