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Manuscript cookery book, approximately 1750-1900, bulk approximately 1750-1800

Identifier: 2007-047

Content Description

An 18th-century commonplace book , used as a cook book, predominantly written in a contemporary hand in black ink. Nearly two hundred and seventy food and beverage recipes from the 18th century. A second hand begins with the date of 1776, and contains twelve recipes. The final six leaves are blank. No specific compiler is identified, though many recipes indicate their source, e.g. Mrs. Broughton, Mrs. Goldsmith, etc.


  • Creation: approximately 1750-1900, bulk approximately 1750-1800 Res


This material is open for research use by any registered reader.

Use and Copyright

This material is owned by the University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections. Unpublished manuscripts are under copyright. Therefore, permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from both the repository and the copyright holder.


126 pages (Recipes 1 v. (96 p, 15 leaves torn out.) ; 20 cm x 16.5 cm. Recipes 1 signature (22 p. , 3 leaves separated) ; 19.5 cm x 16.5 cm. Recipes 8 sheets ; 18 cm x 11.5 cm or smaller.)

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Physical Location

TX705.M36 1750z

Physical Description

A separate signature from a lined note book containing thirty six recipes, laid in at rear, lacking covers, and several pages separated. The hand resembles that of the second hand in the bound book, suggesting a date in the late 18th or early 19th centuries. The final four pages are blank.

Eight leaves/fragments in a variety of hand laid-in at rear, dating from the mid-19th centiry to the early 20th century, based on script styles.

Dates based on internally recorded dates, handwriting styles, and printing notes on laid in material.

The quarter-leather slipcase is not original to the piece, but was made for it by the previous owner, and bears the spine title "18th century cookery".


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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections & University Archives Repository

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University of Tulsa
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