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Cookery and medicinal recipes [manuscript].
Item 2 of 2: rebound separately by conservator.
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front endleaf 3 verso || [page i]
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HAMNET CATALOG RECORD:
Cookery and medicinal recipes [manuscript], 17th century.
Shee said heere is my hand.
Beautyes of that face of thine.
Physical Description (Hamnet):
115 leaves ; 20 x 16 cm.
Dyes and dyeing, Domestic - Manuscripts.
Manuscripts - 17th century.
Cookbooks - 17th century - Manuscripts.
Medical formularies - 17th century - Manuscripts.
Legal instruments - 17th century - Manuscripts.
Petitions - 17th century - Manuscripts.
Poems - 17th century - Manuscripts.
Associated Name (Hamnet):
Wilson, Robert, 17th century.
[xxii], 207 p.
Recipes are numbered from 1 to 381; with pages missing, including recipes numbered: 183-186, part of 187, 247-248, part of 249, part of 260, 277-278, 288-292, 319-320, and 332-341.
Food receipts numbered: 1-16, 169-308, 316-353, and 368-376. Medicinal receipts numbered: 17-168, 309, 312-315 and 354-367. Receipts for dyes numbered: 377-381.
In different hands.
Wilson poem first line: Shee said heere is my hand. Quatrain first line: The beautyes of that face of thine. Poems included in first line index.
Contains over 350 cookery and medicinal receipts. Cookery receipts include many for preparation of fruit, sausage, almond milk and cakes. Medicinal receipts include "To make them heare [tha]t is deafe" (receipt #165), ". . . for plague given by King Henry in his army at Bulleyne 1536" (receipt #66, as well as similar receipt, attributed to Henry VIII, #100), and many medical formularies for women. Also includes a receipt for "The lady Northumberlands perfume" (receipt #267) and a few receipts for dyes (receipts #377-381).
Also, on the 11 leaves before the cookery and medicinal receipts are, a poem by Robert Wilson (leaf 1), a quatrain (leaf 8) and copies of some legal documents including petitions and recognizances concerning Henry Kenney of Dublin, Esq., William Parsons and someone by the initials A.B. (leaves 2-11), as well as a receipt for saffron cakes (leaf 2) and a medicinal receipt (leaf 9v).
Acquired from Myers, November 16, 1981.
Conserved rebound and paper repaired; original limp vellum binding stored with volume.
Formerly Folger MS Add 777.
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