Detail View: LUNA: Folger Digital Image Collection: Culinary and medicinal recipe book of Mary Smith [manuscript] : autograph manuscript, circa 1662.

Digital Image File Name: 
165858
Source Call Number: 
V.a.682
Source Creator: 
Smith, Mary, active 17th century, former owner, signer
Source Title: 
Culinary and medicinal recipe book of Mary Smith [manuscript] : autograph manuscript, circa 1662.
Source Created or Published: 
circa 1662
Physical Description: 
leaf [136] verso
Digital Image Type: 
FSL collection
HAMNET CATALOG RECORD: 
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Creator (Hamnet): 
Smith, Mary, active 17th century, former owner,
Title (Hamnet): 
Culinary and medicinal recipe book of Mary Smith [manuscript] : autograph manuscript, circa 1662.
Physical Description (Hamnet): 
1 volume (149 leaves) ; 20 x 16 cm
Subject (Hamnet): 
Manuscripts (documents) - 17th century.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Cookbooks - 17th century.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Medical formularies - 17th century.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Ciphers (codes) - 17th century.
Notes (Hamnet): 
Title devised by Folger cataloger.
Notes (Hamnet): 
Place of production presumed from language of text and handwriting style; dated "1662."
Notes (Hamnet): 
Foliated every fifth leaf by Folger cataloger 2019. At time of cataloging, leaves 95 and 126 existed only as remnants in the inner margin and are numbered on those remnants.
Notes (Hamnet): 
Inscribed on the front endleaf "Mary Smith / her book / 1662" and the initials "MS" appear on the inside front pastedown.
Notes (Hamnet): 
Mary Smith wrote in this volume from both directions: text is written front to back and, with volume inverted, written from back to front (leaves 79v-149v). Contains 14 recipes for preserves and sweets, including "to dry Apricocks" (leaf 2r), "to make past of Oringes" (leaf 6r), and "to make Marmalet of quinces" (leaf 9r) at the beginning of the volume, medicinal recipes such as "cowslip brandy very good for the griping of guts" (leaf 5r) and "A very good plaister to any bruise or sprain for any weakness in the back to prevent miscarring" (leaf 79v), and 15 recipes for savories, including "to make minsed pies of veale" (leaf 148v), "to make white puddings to fill hoggs gutts" (leaf 143v), and "to dry a Leg of pork" (leaf 138v) at the end of the volume. A recipe "for white puddings" dated 1708 is on a loose piece of paper and pinned to leaf 144r. Attributions are minimal, but Smith has made notes such as "tryed" (leaf 139v) and "elizeabeths way" (leaf 138v). Leaf 136v contains an entry that appears to be a cipher.
Notes (Hamnet): 
270153
Notes (Hamnet): 
cataloged 2019-08 SBS 1 piece local DFo
Provenance (Hamnet): 
Owned by Mary Smith. Acquired from Dean Byass (Armory Athenaeum cat.7548), 2018-02-22.
Call Number (Hamnet): 
V.a.682