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COLLECTION Identifier: A/P463i

Cookbook of Isabel Hannah Dunham Perry, 1902-1903


Handwritten cookbook of Isabel Hannah Dunham Perry.


  • 1902-1903

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the cookbook created by Isabel Hannah Dunham Perry is held by the President and Fellows of Harvard College for the Schlesinger Library. 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 handwritten cookbook with recipes in several different hands. The cookbook includes recipes for a variety of foods, including soup, fish, lamb, bread, cake, puddings, and other desserts. A few recipes are in German. Some recipes clipped from newspapers are pasted in towards the end of the cookbook. Biographical information is also included in the collection.


Isabel Hannah Dunham Perry was born in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1879, the daughter of Truman and Helen Florence Sutliff Dunham. She graduated from Vassar College and studied cooking in Germany. She married Ray Potter Perry in 1904; they had four children: Virginia, Lucia, Celia, and Ray. Ray Potter Perry graduated from Harvard College in 1900 and was vice president of the Barret Company of New York. He died in 1927 and at about the same time Isabel was committed to an institution in Atlantic City. She was institutionalized for the remainder of her life, dying in 1952.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 2020-M90

The cookbook of Isabel Hannah Dunham Perry was given to the Schlesinger Library by Robin Hazard Ray in September 2020.

Processing Information

Processed: October 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 the Radcliffe Class of 1955 Manuscript Processing Fund.

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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