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COLLECTION Identifier: A/D716

Recipe book of Susie G. Larned Dorrance, 1868-1890


Recipes and home remedies of Susie G. Larned Dorrance.


  • 1868-1890

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Susie G. Larned Dorrance 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

The collection consists of a volume containing recipes includes fish, soups, bread, cakes, puddings, preserves, cookies, mulled wine, and other foods. The volume also includes a recipe for cold cream and knitting instructions for baby clothes. Also included are Susie G. Larned Dorrance's children's birthdates, and the dates of their various illnesses and vaccinations.


Susie (or Susan) G. Larned Dorrance was born circa 1850 in Rhode Island. She married Charles Talbot Dorrance and lived with him in Providence, Rhode Island. They had four children: Mary, William, Charles, and Herbert. She died in 1924.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 90-M63

The recipe book of Susie G. Larned Dorrance was given to the Schlesinger Library by her great-granddaughter, Susan Moran, in May 1990.

Processing Information

Processed: May 1990.

By: Anne Engelhart.

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.

Dorrance, Susie G. Larned. Recipe book of Susie G. Larned Dorrance, 1868-1890: A Finding Aid
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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