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Manuscript recipes

Identifier: MSS 0097-Item 0147

Scope and Content Note

Held together by a pin, this very small, unbound manuscript consists of eight pages of American food recipes, mostly desserts, with the exception of one recipe for sausage. The dessert recipes include hard gingerbread, New York cup cake, tea cake, cream pies, and bride's cake.

The recipes are written in ink, with one in pencil, and appear to be in the same hand. The paper is worn, with spots from water damage.


  • Creation: approximately 1830s

Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. Please contact Special Collections, University of Delaware Library,

Biographical Note

The author of this early nineteenth-century manuscript recipe book is unknown.

Biographical information derived from the collection.


1 volume (8 pages) ; 13 cm


Held together by a pin, this small, unbound manuscript contains eight pages of American recipes, mostly desserts, and probably dates from the 1830s.

Related Materials in this Repository

This item forms part of MSS 0097 Diaries, Journals, and Ships' Logs collection.


Processed and encoded by Lindsey Baker, June 2007.

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University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
2007 June 18
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Delaware Library Special Collections Repository

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