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Brumwich, Anne (& others)

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c. 1625-1700
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Mrs Anne Brumwich her Booke of Receipts or Medicines ffor severall sores and other Infermities.

With many additions, by several later 17th cent. hands.

The original compiler, Anne Brumwich, writes in an early 17th cent. hand, but some of the additions are much later, one dated 1681 is found on p. 12.


c. 1625-1700

Physical description

1 volume 2 ll.+288 pp.+4 bl. ll.+11 ll. folio. 301/2 x 19 cm. Contemporary gilt-stamped calf binding, worn: with centre ornament, and lettered 'R.H.' Both clasps wanting. The second fly-leaf is mostly torn away. Pp. 77/8, 107/8 and 212/13 are missing, and a leaf has been cut from among the four blank leaves towards the end of the volume.

Acquisition note

Purchased at Sotheby's 26/7/1907, Lot 263.

Biographical note

Musgrave's Obituary has an entry of the death of Anne Bromwich in 1628, the daughter of Edward Trotman, a lawyer of Gloucester, who may be the original compiler of this MS. It was certainly owned, and largely added to by Rhoda Hussey, daughter of Thomas Chapman of London. Her second husband was Baron Ferdinando Fairfax of Cameron [1584-1648], whom she married in 1646, and by whom she had a daughter, Ursula. Her initials are stamped on the covers (R.H.) and her signature as 'Rhoda Hussey' and 'Rhoda Fairfax' are found on the first fly-leaf, together with that of her daughter Ursula Fairfax [1647-1702], dated 30 March 1665. She died in 1686.

Finding aids

Database description transcribed from S.A.J. Moorat, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts on Medicine and Science in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library (London: Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, 1962-1973).

Location of duplicates

This recipe book has been digitised and images are linked to the catalogue record. In addition, a microfilm copy is held as AMS/MF/232.

Ownership note

From the Library of Sir Grey Humberston D'Estoteville Skipwith [1884-1950].


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