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COLLECTION Identifier: A/W6559

Cookbook of William B. Wiggins, undated


Book of receipts collected by William B. Wiggins.


  • Creation: Undated

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by William B. Wiggins as well as copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.

Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.


1 folder

Collection consists of a book of receipts (handwritten in several hands) of cooking recipes and household remedies collected by William B. Wiggins. Recipes include a cure for dysentery, a cure for indigestion dyspepsia and cholera morbus, a remedy for scalds or burns, stucco whitewash, homemade fruit wines, cakes, pies, puddings, and breads.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 2009-M80

The cookbook of William B. Wiggins was given to the Schlesinger Library by Simmons College in April 2009.

Processing Information

Processed: April 2009

By: Anne Engelhart.

Updated with additional description: June 2020

By: Cat Lea Holbrook.

The Schlesinger Library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.  Finding aids may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
Language of description
Processing of this collection was made possible by the Zetlin Sisters Fund and the Jane Rainie Opel '50 Fund.

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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