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COLLECTION Identifier: A/W2572

Recipe book of Mrs. E.B. Ward, 1861


Handwritten cookbook of Mrs. E.B. Ward of Maryland.


  • 1861

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Closed; extremely fragile. Please use digital copy.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the Recipe book of Mrs. E.B. Ward 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 collection consists of Mrs. E.B. Ward's handwritten recipe book containing recipes for soups (including calf's head soup); vegetables; fish; chicken; ham; preserves and pickles (including the amounts of various spices needed to pickle 200 cucumbers); breads; cakes; puddings; pies; cookies, and candy. The recipe book also includes instructions for dyeing yarn various colors and for making candles.


Mrs. E.B. Ward lived in Baltimore County, Maryland.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 81-M40

The recipe book of Mrs. E.B. Ward was given to the Schlesinger Library by Mrs. Calvert Magruder in 1981.

Processing Information

Processed: June 1988

By: Jane Knowles

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 College Class of 1955 Manuscript Processing Fund.

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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