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COLLECTION Identifier: A/L2955

Notebook of Bessie Lansing, undated


Notebook on domestic science course taken by Bessie Lansing.


  • Undated

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the notebook created by Bessie Lansing 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 a handwritten notebook containing notes on cooking methods, lists of abbreviations, nutritional values of food, methods of food preservation, and rules for good manners and setting the table. Interspersed are many recipes, as well as diagrams of a wood stove and cuts of meat. Recipes include egg dishes, beverages, cakes and pies, sauces, soups, vegetable dishes, and meat dishes.


Bessie Lansing studied domestic science at Michigan Agricultural College domestic science around 1905.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 2015-M171

The Notebook of Bessie Lansing was acquired by the Schlesinger Library from Franklin Gilliam in 2015.

Processing Information

Processed: October 2015

By: Anne Engelhart

Updated and additional description added: December 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
Language of description
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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