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COLLECTION Identifier: A/W5275

Cookbook of Albertena Christie Westervelt, 1940, undated


Cookbook created by Albertena Christie Westervelt.


  • Creation: 1940
  • Creation: Undated

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Albertena Christie Westervelt 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

Collection consists of a cookbook (handwritten and typewritten) created by Albertena Christie Westervelt containing cooking recipes and household remedies. Recipes include soups, desserts, candy, breads, sauces, Salvation Army crullers, and pickles. Other recipes include one for mending china, javelle water for disinfecting and bleaching, a remedy for poison ivy, thickening agents for cooking, and whitewash.


Albertena Christie Westervelt was born on November 26, 1865, to James Christie and Euphemia Bogert Christie in Hackensack, New Jersey. She married Charles Westervelt on December 12, 1882. The Westervelts had two daughters: Estelle Clark Westervelt (born 1885) and Florence Westervelt Watkins (born 1890). Albertena Christie Westervelt died on September 5, 1945.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 99-M5

The cookbook created by Albertena Christie Westervelt was given to the Schlesinger Library by Florence W. Patrick in 1999.

Processing Information

Processed: January 1999

By: Anne Engelhart

Updated and additional description added: January 2021

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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