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COLLECTION Identifier: A/S4916

Cookbook of Godie C. Servies, undated


Cookbook of Godie C. Servies, containing recipes for cakes, pies, cookies, candy, fudge, and pickles.


  • 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 Godie C. Servies 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

The collection consists of one volume, which includes both handwritten recipes and recipes clipped from newspapers. Most recipes in the volume are for cakes, pies, cookies, candy, and fudge. There is one recipe for pickles. Also included in the volume is a pamphlet entitled "A Message from the Parsonage," a typed poem by General Rupert Brooks, a British Naval officer in World War I, entitled "The Soldier," and a Valentine's Day card.


Godie (Couger) Servies was born in 1879 in Indiana. She was married to Voris B. Servies, a minister, in 1905. The couple had one child, Ellen Margaret (Servies) McCormack. Godie Servies died in 1953. Her husband died in 1958. They are both buried in Oak Hill Cemetery in Crawfordsville, Indiana.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 2007-M182

The Cookbook of Godie C. Servies was given to the Schlesinger Library by her granddaughter, Nancy McCormick in February 2006.

Processing Information

Processed: September 2007

By: Anne Engelhart

Updated and additional description added: November 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

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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