Betty Elsley's Book

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Manuscript Location
Library of Congress, Rare Book/Special Collections Reading Room (Jefferson LJ239)
Holding Library Call No.
TX705 .B48 1700z Bitting Coll
Manuscript Cookbooks Survey Database ID#
Place of Origin
Date of Composition
likely early 18th century
This recipe book of around 150 written pages is written in at least three hands. One of the later hands wrote the inscription on the front flyleaf: "Betty Elsley's book."  The paper watermark suggests that the book was compiled in the early eighteenth century.