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COLLECTION Identifier: A/H342

Cookbook of Minnie A.B. Harvey, undated


Handwritten cookbook of Minnie A.B. Harvey.


  • 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 Minnie A.B. Harvey 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.


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Collection consists of a handwritten cookbook, probably mid to late 19th century, compiled by Minnie A.B. Harvey. The cookbook includes recipes for cakes and other desserts; puddings; pies; meat; fish; gravies and sauces; as well as a section on breads with notes and observations. It also contains recipe clippings from newspapers and magazines, including a instructions for dandelion wine and an advertisement for Crisco featuring recipes using the product. In addition, it contains newspaper articles on household chores such as cleaning clothes, rust stains, and caring for rubber plants.


Minnie A. B. Harvey was born in Pennsylvania on March 3, 1868, the daughter of Brown Boylan and Sue Cook. She married Harry G. Harvey and lived in Downingtown, Chester County, Pennsylvania. They had two children. Harvey died October 7, 1924.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 2012-M33

The cookbook of Minnie A.B. Harvey was acquired from Steve Finer Rare Books in March 2012.

Processing Information

Processed: March 2012

By: Anne Engelhart

Updated with additional description: June 2020

By: Paula Aloisio

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.

Genre / Form


Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
Language of description
Processing of this collection was made possible by gifts from the Radcliffe College Class of 1957 Schlesinger Library Fund and the Gerard Schlesinger Library Fund.

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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