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COLLECTION Identifier: A/W4446

Cookbook of Sarah L. Weld, 1835-1870


Handwritten cookbook kept by Sarah L. Weld of Cambridge, Massachusetts, containing recipes and housekeeping advice.


  • 1835-1870

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Originals closed; fragile. Use digital images.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the cookbook of Sarah L. Weld 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.


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The collection contains a handwritten cookbook kept by Sarah L. Weld The cookbook includes recipes (many identified as to source, for example, Mrs. Pratt, or provenance, for example, Philadelphia), and housekeeping advice. The cookbook includes recipes for veal; croquets; soup; bread; cake; gingerbread (many recipes); griddlecakes; puddings; ice cream; and jam. Tips for "colouring socks," cleaning silk, and other household tasks, as well as recipes for rat poison and "German lip salve" and several remedies for coughs are also included.


Sarah L. Weld lived in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 2006-M141

The cookbook of Sarah L. Weld was given to the Schlesinger Library in 2006 by Pat Pratt.

Processing Information

Processed: September 2006

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 College Class of 1955 Manuscript Processing Fund.

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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