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COLLECTION Identifier: A/S1789

Recipe book of Josephine Rose Lee Saltonstall, 1871-1918


Handwritten recipe book of Josephine Rose Lee Saltonstall, with some items added by her daughter and others.


  • Creation: 1871-1918

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Josephine Rose Lee Saltonstall 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 volume

The collection consists of a handwritten recipe book with loose items, some added by Josephine Rose Lee Saltonstall's daughter and others. The recipe book includes recipes for fish, chicken, ham, soup, pickles, cakes, fruit desserts, puddings, and gingerbread. Some of the recipes appear to have been collected from friends or acquaintances.


Josephine Rose Lee Saltonstall was born in Salem Massachusetts, in 1843, the daughter of John Clarke Lee and Harriet Rose Lee. She married William Gurdon Saltonstall in 1867; they had four children: Robert, Lucy, John, and Rosamund. Josephine Saltonstall died in 1889.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 96-M136

This recipe book of Josephine Rose Lee Saltsonstall was given to the Schlesinger Library by her great-granddaughter, Josephine Lee Murray, in 1996.

Processing Information

Processed: October 1996

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.

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

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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