Ann Bromfield Commonplace Book
[Library Title: [Commonplace book].]
Holding Library Call No.MS.1968.002
Manuscript Cookbooks Survey Database ID#334
Place of OriginEngland
Date of Composition1740-1748
DescriptionThis eighteenth-century commonplace book was originally kept by Ann Bromfield. Approximately 304 pages in length, it contains cooking recipes, drafts of personal correspondence, and poetry by George Lyttelton, John Campbell, Mrs. Elizabeth Rowe, and others, as well as some possibly original compositions. The volume was later inherited by Bromfield's grandson, G.W. Newnham, who used it to draw up a calendar of important birthdays and a coin collection inventory. The book contains inscriptions and bookplates by other members of the Newnham family (possibly G.W.'s children).