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Culinary and medicinal household recipe book.
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Culinary and medicinal manuscript household recipe notebook including recipes for food (such as jelly and lemonade), medicinal remedies (such as an earache cure and a cough syrup), and household remedies (such as furniture cream and cement).
Contents are divided into sections. First 25 pages are not numbered and include lists of contents. Pages 1 to 73 are numbered and contain culinary recipes, medicinal remedies, and household remedies. Pages 74 to 108 are numbered and left blank with a few pencil-written sums and calculations. Pages 109 to 112 were numbered and are missing. Pages 113 to 115 are numbered and contain culinary recipes and household remedies.
Includes unbound pages with recipes inserted in the book.
Script is in black, blue, and red ink and graphite pencil.
Pages and binding are very fragile.
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Purchased from Pickering & Chatto Antiquarian Booksellers in 2021.
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Although notebook does not provide a date, page 44 includes a pasted advertisement for "Seidlitz Powders" offered by "James Woolley, Sons, & Co., Manufacturing Pharmaceutical Chemists in Manchester" which may locate the notebook in the Greater Manchester Area (United Kingdom) around the late 19th Century or early 20th Century.
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Described by CGD in 2021.
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- Archives of James Woolley, Sons & Co. Ltd. at the University of Manchester Library.
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