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COLLECTION Identifier: A/A615i

Cookbook of Anonymous, 1780


Handwritten cookbook kept by anonymous resident of Boston, Massachusetts.


  • 1780


Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Anonymous 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 one handwritten cookbook containing recipes for foods including cakes, puddings, jellies, and soups. A few recipes have been noted as "good" or "a good way." Recipes for lip salve, and home remedies for ailments such as heartburn and breast cancer, are also included.


The owner of this cookbook apparently lived in Boston, Massachusetts.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 78-M116

The cookbook of Anonymous was given to the Schlesinger Library by Barbara Thompson in July 1978.

Processing Information

Processed: July 1978

By: Schlesinger Library staff.

Updated and additional description added: September 2020

By: Susan Earle.

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 Radcliffe Class of 1955 Manuscript Processing Fund.

Repository Details

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