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COLLECTION Identifier: A/F157

Cookbook of Elizabeth Shenk Dickey Fahnestock, 1897, undated


Cookbook created by Elizabeth Shenk Dickey Fahnestock.


  • 1897
  • Undated

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the cookbook created by Elizabeth Shenk Dickey Fahnestock 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

Collections consists of a cookbook (handwritten in several hands) created by Elizabeth Shenk Dickey Fahnestock. Recipes include many desserts, claret punch, and calfs head soup. Many entries include notes such as "good" or "very good", as well as the name of the recipe's contributor; many recipes are from Annie Warfel. The cookbook also contains a clipping suggesting a menu for a six course quail dinner.


Elizabeth Shenk Dickey Fahnestock was born on December 2, 1840, to Christian Shenk and Maria Warfel Shenk in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Elizabeth Shenk Dickey Fahnestock was married to Return E. Fahnestock. She died on May 9, 1924, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 569

The cookbook of Elizabeth Shenk Dickey Fahnestock was given to the Schlesinger Library by Mrs. Edmund Rowland in 1963.

Processing Information

Updated and additional description added: November 2020

By: Cat Lea Holbrook

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
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Processing of this collection was made possible by the Zetlin Sisters Fund and the Jane Rainie Opel '50 Fund.

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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