Volume, paper with card covers and leather spine and string gathering; Stephenson Family Recipe Book, 1820 - 1840. Contains hand-written culinary, medicinal and household recipes in various hands, fixed in. Some are signed, initialled or attributed in the title, including 'Mr. Stephenson', Margaret Warren (cook), E. Stephenson (Elizabeth Stephenson), Mrs. Bidder, Miss May, Charlotte Sanderson, Mrs. Gisborn, Mr. Dixon, Robert Stephenson, Ann Porteus etc. A few are dated. There are also a few printed circulars for household medicines fixed in.
Recipes for alcohol include birch wine, elderberry wine, English champagne, gooseberry wine and how to make fine ale. Recipes for food include pickled cucumbers, cumberland cake, scotch bread, mince pyes and calf foot gilly. Recipes for household include spring soap, how to clean marble, for a sirup for a cold and for a stomach complaint.
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