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Okeover, Elizabeth (& others)

  • Okeover, Elizabeth
c. 1675-c. 1725
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Collection of medical receipts, with a few cookery receipts: in English by several hands.

On p. 225 and p. 229 are marginal notes 'This I make Eliz. Okeover now Adderley', and some receipts, including most of the cookery receipts at the end of the volume, are endorsed 'E.O.' The main section, however, pp. 69-216, seems to have been written by an earlier owner in the last quarter of the 17th cent. There are also a few additions by early 18th cent. hands.

This manuscript and a related one (MS.7391) are discussed by Richard Aspin in "Who was Elizabeth Okeover?", Medical History, 2000, 44: 531-540.


c. 1675-c. 1725

Physical description

1 volume 4 [5] bl. ll. + 257 pp. + 38 bl. ll. + 12 pp. + 13 ll. (last bl.). 4to. 21 × 151/2 cm. Original limp vellum gilt-stamped binding: both silk ties wanting. A preliminary leaf has been cut out: first (blank) leaf slightly damaged. Text within red rules.


Acquisition note

Purchased 1933.

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).

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