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Book of receipts.

The receipts are mainly for cookery, but there are numerous medical and domestic receipts.

There are additions by other hands.

The mutilated leaf contains two copies of verses, headed on the verso 'Madam Roda [sic] Clifords [sic] song'. This lady was the seventh daughter of Sir Thomas Clifford, 1st Baron Clifford of Chudleigh [1630-1673].

On the first leaf is written 'Mrs. Mary Chantrell's Book of Receipts January the 16th 1690'. Below, in another hand, 'Mr William Hockenhull 1693'. Above these, in pencil, by a 19th cent. hand, 'James Darbyshire given him by Mrs Bear of Olchard'.



Physical description

1 volume 93 ll. 4to. 17 x 14 cm. Original vellum binding repaired. A leaf at the end is mutilated.


Acquisition note

Purchased at Sotheby's 17/3/1916, Lot 454.

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/225.

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).

Ownership note

From the Library of Frank Ward of Harborne.


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