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COLLECTION Identifier: A/A615u

Cookbook of Anonymous, undated


Cookbook of unidentified woman including recipes for breads, pickles, cakes, desserts, muffins, meats, sauces, fudge, doughnuts, etc.


  • 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 Anonymous 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

This cookbook is recorded in a wire-bound notebook and includes a handwritten index at the front of the volume. The volume contains sections on breads, pickles, cakes, desserts, muffins, meats, sauces, fudge, doughnuts, cookies, drinks, seafood, and jelly. The recipes consist of handwritten entries, as well as typewritten index cards and clippings pasted into the volume. Several recipes have positive comments on them and one recipe for prune whip is crossed out with the comment "No Good." It is likely that this cookbook was begun after 1931 since it contains a recipe that includes Bisquick, a product that was introduced to the market in 1931.


This cookbook was likely created by an unidentified woman. It is possible that this woman lived in the area of New York City since the volume also includes an invitation to a reception featuring Hungarian pianist George Feyer at the Plaza Hotel who was active in New York City in the 1940s.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 2009-M151

The cookbook of Anonymous was given to the Schlesinger Library by Ann Sargent in 2009.

Processing Information

Processed: July 2009

By: Jenny Gotwals

Updated and additional description added: September 2020

By: Mark Vassar

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 Elsie Rodd Fund in the Schlesinger Library.

Repository Details

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