Detail View: LUNA: Folger Manuscript Transcriptions Collection: Receipt book of Jane Staveley [manuscript].

Digital Image File Name: 
136504
Source Call Number: 
V.a.401
Source Title: 
Receipt book of Jane Staveley [manuscript].
Image Details: 
Part II. When reading Part II, Part I is inverted and reversed.
Source Creator: 
Staveley, Jane, 17th century.
Source Created or Published: 
1693-1694
Physical Description: 
page 24 || page 25
Digital Image Type: 
FSL collection
Hamnet Catalog Link: 
http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=229406
Transcription: 
24 To keep Apples from a Rot of Lady Londonderry's gardiner / David hills, at North Cray Reat. 1827. gather apples when fully grown; but a very little before they are fully ripe on a dry Day. Place them in carrying to the fruit Room in shallow Baskets & handle them as carefully as if they were Eggs. In reaching the fruit Room, take them ont singly & place them in shelves a very little apart from each other. Take care first of all, to air the Room well & the shelves, which must be delicately clean & quite dry. In Winter in clean frosty Weather open the Windows of the fruit Room each Day. for several Hours, but in damp Weather keep them quite shut: No fire ever to be used in the fruit Room. After March the first the Windows. page 25 25 must be kept closely shut or the fruit will shrivel. Observe that in frosty Weather no artificial Means must be used to thaw the Apples. Handle the fruit as little as possible, after March 1st especially. Never wipe the apples after they are first placed in the fruit Room, till you bring them down for use, or else they will not keep nearly so well, or retain their colour or flavour. In this Way all codlins & soft bakings Apples may be kept till Iune, & pippins & many sorts of desert apples till October quite fresh & good. Apples always contract a Taste from whatever they are covered with. In paper they keep as long, but lose colour & shrivel. Apples picked like potatoes Keep colour, but lose flavour apples from old Trees keep better then from young Trees.
Credit: 
Transcriptions made by Shakespeare’s World volunteers (shakespearesworld.org), participants in EMROC classes and transcribathons (emroc.hypotheses.org), participants in Folger paleography classes and transcribathons, and Folger docents.