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Cooking--History--19th century

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
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Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Journal of Robert Capen

Identifier: MSS 0097-Item 0075

This volume is a receipt book kept by the Boston, Massachusetts, shipping firm of Thompson and Gridley for the period 1758-1765 and is interspersed with the diary of Robert Capen. The diary was written in 1811 and 1812. The entries document the weather and wind direction as well as occurances in the town of Canton, Massachusetts. There is also a single account for Samuel Capen of Canton to Robert Capen, for the period 1810-1812.

Dates: 1758-1812

Manuscript and clippings book of food, medicinal, and housekeeping receipts

Identifier: MSS 0097-Item 0145

This nineteenth-century manuscript recipe book from an unknown creator contains forty-eight pages of handwritten entries and printed clippings of food, medicinal, and housekeeping receipts. The clippings appear to be from different publications, with no discernible organization.

Dates: approximately 1835-1858

Manuscript recipes

Identifier: MSS 0097-Item 0100

This undated, handwritten manuscript includes cookery and medical recipes. Most likely early nineteenth-century American in origin, it features twenty pages with approximately forty-five entries of cooking and medicinal recipes and additional household tips.

Dates: circa 1800-1850