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COLLECTION Identifier: A/V623

Recipe book of the Viaux family, 1814-1850


Recipe book of the Viaux family, containing recipes for various foods and medicines.


  • 1814-1850

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by the Viaux family as well as copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. 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 Viaux family recipe book is a notebook with two sections. The main portion of the notebook, beginning at the front of the book, consists of handwritten recipes for foods including soup; fish; vegetables; cakes; jellies and jams; puddings; alcoholic beverages; soda water; recipes for pickling and preserving various foods and for curing bacon; and recipes for various home remedies, such as eye salve; tooth powder; treatment for burns; and cures for cholera, dysentery, and whooping cough. The notebook also includes handwritten notes on "Dr Stewart's method of healing the Pulmonary Complaint" and a series of medical recipes. This material begins at the end of the notebook and continues towards the center.


The Viaux family lived in Boston, Massachusetts.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 74-226

The Viaux family recipe book was given to the Schlesinger Library by the Harvard Business School's Baker Library in 1974.

Processing Information

Processed: August 1988

By: Anne Engelhart

Updated and additional description added: December 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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