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File:PSM V51 D391 Household still country farm.png - Wikimedia Commons

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Popular Science Monthly Volume 51
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Focuses on the visual aspects of herbals, receipt books, and still room manuals
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The Project Gutenberg eBook of An Account of the Foxglove, by William Withering

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William Withering, in 1775, looked at an old family receipt, kept in secret by a herb woman.

 

He also notes a similar receipt from Warwick, and mentions that a woman in West Yorkshire knew also of foxglove's medicinal qualities.

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An 18th Century Scottish Kitchen©

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The following is a list of household furniture which belonged to Sir Patrick Murray of Ochtertyre as inventoried on 9 …Continue reading »
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File:PSM V51 D391 Household still country farm.png - Wikimedia Commons

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The history cook: The Queen’s Closet Opened - FT.com

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The popularity of the 1655 cookery book The Queen’s Closet Opened shows that our fascination with the private lives of the famous is nothing new.
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Nice article by Polly Russell, curator/British Library, on this text.

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Malaysia Street Photo: Rose Water Still

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Wonder how old this style of rose water still is...

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Emory Women Writers Resource Project : The Gentlewomans Companion

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Emory Women Writers Resource Project : Mundus Muliebris: Or, The Ladies Dressing-Room Unlock'd, and her Toilette Spread : Preface 0

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Word of mouth: Sacred Gin - Telegraph

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Making gin at home is a centuries-old tradition that has been revived by the London couple behind Sacred Spirits.
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Feeding America

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Cookbook Publishing in Eighteenth Century America

This occurred in 1742 when William Parks, the printer at Williamsburg, Virginia, published Eliza Smith's The Compleat Housewife: Or Accomplished Gentlewomen's Companion. This was first issued in London in 1727 and was very popular in England throughout the eighteenth century.

 

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Very nice essay about recipes/cookbooks in the US.

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The College of Physicians Digital Library: The Eighteenth-century Colonial Formulary of George de Benneville

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Full manuscript in German and English online. While not written by a woman, can provide insight into early Colonial medicine in the US.  (Companion to the formulary of Abraham Wagner)

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Magic or Medicine? Healing Charms in Fifteenth-Century English Recipe Collections | The Recipes Project

Unsurprisingly, medical charms are often found in collections of medical recipes. Health and wellbeing was a serious concern in the Middle Ages and, if a cure was questionably orthodox, well, that was alright as long as it worked. In these collections, we find charms for bleeding, toothaches, fevers, blurred vision, insomnia, wounds, childbirth, worms in the ear, and falling sickness (epilepsy)–but not for such things as back pain or swollen feet. Scholars don’t really know why medical charms are restricted to a small number of ailments, but some scholars like Lea Olsan believe it’s because there are no Biblical stories nor religious imagery that can be associated with other ailments.

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Laura Mitchell muses on the boundary between charm and recipe, using material from

Haldenby family (Cambridge) in Trinity College MS O.1.57

Thomas Fayreford, physician,  in British Library Harley MS 2558

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About | The Recipes Project

We are an international group of scholars interested in the history of recipes, ranging from magical charms to veterinary remedies. Old recipes can tell us a lot about the past, such as how medicines were prepared, when certain foods became popular, or why ingredients might be magical. Join us as we explore the weird and wonderful world of recipes!

Contact us?

E-mail: historicalrecipes[at]gmail.comTwitter: @historecipes
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Arcana Fairfaxiana manuscripta : a manuscript volume of apothecaries' lore and housewifery nearly three centuries old, used, and partly written by the Fairfax family : Weddell, George : Free Downlo...

Reproduced in facsimilies of the handwritings
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Wardian Cases and the Plant Explorers

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Lovely Pinterest display of old and new botanical collection cases.

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Chemistry Set, Miniature Hand Blown Glass

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This miniature chemistry set of 4 pieces is hand blown from extremely durable borosilicate glass- the same material full sized lab glass is made from!
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West Penwith Resources - Probate records (9)

A selection of probate records from the CRO
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Inventory

The inventory of the goods of Humphrie Grenvile gent of the parish of St.Stephens next Launceston--- by John Corke and Thomas Rurrowe yeomen 25/08/1618.

his purse and gyrdlehis wearing appareltwo peayer of sheets and a pyllowlieone table clorth and three coverlettes2 feather bolsters, one pillowe and three litle featherbeddeone book called the Treasure of Healtheleven other bookstwo spruce chests, a large iron trunke 2 coppers and 6 little boxesone truckell beddestead and other boardeswoodeone brass pan, one brasen crocke,9cruldrs and 8 skylletsa buckett, a bole a tubb, a sleep buckett and 7 trenchersone rose water still or lymbicke and the herds of ye other stillsstillimige glasses, whoper glasses and potte of Glass and clormesdebts owing from Will Wynslade and servantsall other implements lefte unpraysed

sum totalis £11-12-00

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The Complete Confectioner (1800)/Cordial Waters - Wikisource, the free online library

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Newspaper Article: Rose Water Still Owned by J. C. Fields is 200 Years Old

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This Newspaper article about a rose water still includes genealogical information on the Buchanan/Field family.
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Emory Women Writers Resource Project : The Gentlewoman's Companion: or, A Guide to the Female SexHannah Woolley [ Woolley, Hannah, fl. 1670 date: 1675

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Five hundred pointes of good husbandrie. The ed. of 1580 collated with those of 1573 and 1577. Together with a reprint from the unique copy in the British Museum, of A hundreth good pointes of husb...

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In many household libraries.  Lavendar mead recipes, and others.

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Build a School » Blog Archive » Women’s Co-operative Quality Control & Distillation Training

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Distillation of essential oils and women in Malawi:  microcredit meets plant essence work.

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The College of Physicians Digital Library: Wagner, Abraham, Remediorum Specimina ex praxi A.W.

The Remediorum Specimina ex praxi A.W., or Examples of Remedies from the practice of Abraham Wagner, is a roughly 200-page octavo manuscript in German with clinical notes and patient observations and recipes reproduced both in Latin and in the extensive pharmaceutical notation of the period. Apparently begun in 1740, it is oriented to the practical side of medical care and the dispensing physician. The manuscript provides the large and eclectic list of recipes customary for the early modern period, and includes considerable detail on their preparation. Although its intended audience is not obvious beyond his immediate circle, it is definitely not a domestic manual.

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Useful in understanding Colonial medicine.

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"Apple Tansy" Recipe from Colonial Williamsburg : The Colonial Williamsburg Official History Site

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Colonial Williamsburg - Experience life in the 18th century at America's largest outdoor history museum
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Nice little snippet from The Compleat Housewife: or, Accomplished
Gentlewoman's Companion by E. Smith, published in London, 1754.

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Recipe Organization: It’s not as easy as A, B, C. | The Recipes Project

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From the recipe book of Johanna St. John, at the Wellcome Library (MS 4338, folio), in nice discussion by Elaine Long.

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The Project Gutenberg eBook of The Old English Herbals, by Eleanour Sinclair Rohde.

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