Franklin

[Recipe book] [manuscript].

Other Title:
Receipt book
Publication:
[England, 1780-1850]
Format/Description:
Manuscript
82 leaves : paper ; 201 x 159 mm. bound to 204 x 161 mm.
Subjects:
Cooking, English.
Traditional medicine -- Formulae, receipts, prescriptions -- Early works to 1800.
Veterinary medicine -- Early works to 1800.
Wine and wine making.
Local subjects:
Clegg, Isabella.
Clegg, J. Arden.
Form/Genre:
Codices.
Recipes.
Manuscripts, English -- 18th century.
Manuscripts, English -- 19th century.
Manuscripts, European.
Summary:
Begins with an 18th-century, undated section of medical recipes, primarily for horses and other animals, but with some remedies for worms in children, ague, heart burn, rheumatism, etc. (p. 1-26), with a listing of the contents of this section on f. i recto. Remainder of the volume comprises culinary recipes for meats, cheeses, puddings, preserves, pickles; mead, wine, shrubs, and other beverages, with a few medical recipes interspersed (p. 40-165). The last section of the volume beginning on p. 107 includes some dates, 1803-1836, and attributions for most of the recipes included; the most frequently occurring names are Mrs. J. Arden Clegg or Isabella Clegg and Miss Barber. One attribution includes a place name, "Mrs. Christopherson, Sutterton, 1803." Other surnames include Barton, Carhill, Carrington, Collin, Forbes, Hamilton, Harrison, Horsley, Howe, Hughes, Parkinson, Urquhart, and Ware; plus the full names Gentle Brown and Charlotte Jones. A few recipes are attributed to "Enquire Within."
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Pagination: Paper, 82; [iv], 1-14, 17-26, 31-89, 91-111, [112-167]; 19th-century pagination in ink, modern pagination in pencil, upper outer corners.
Script: Written in various cursive scripts by more than four hands.
Binding: Contemporary parchment.
Origin: Written in England, 1780-1850.
Penn Provenance:
Sold by Robert H. Rubin Books (Brookline, Mass.), 2000.
Cited as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 813
OCLC:
187936930
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