Cookbook of Harriet C. Merrick, 1842
Cookbook containing recipes, household advice, etc. of Harriet C. Merrick.
Language of Materials
Materials in English.
Access. Originals closed; use digital images or microfilm.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright. Copyright in the cookbook created by Harriet C. Merrick, 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.
The cookbook offers an important glimpse into New England foodways and contains some practical advice related to the upkeep of the home. Most of the recipes are desserts, including currant pudding, jumbles and gingerbread, which may have been family favorites. Other desserts were created to mark special events, such as election cake. Most of the recipes are legibly handwritten in ink. There are a few, written in pencil, that may be difficult to read. Also included are notes and recipes, which were signed by or attributed to relatives or friends, including Cornelia [?], Mary I. Barstow and Fanny Stebbins.
Harriet C. Merrick was most likely born in New England, possibly in the town of Springfield, Massachusetts.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Accession number: 93-M43
The cookbook of Harriet C. Merrick was transferred from the Schlesinger Library book department in 1993.
MICROFILM OF COLLECTION
Collection is available on microfilm (M-133, D26, 1 reel, 35 mm.), from Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, through interlibrary loan.
The collection was previously cataloged as 641.5/M56 Updated and additional description added: December, 2020 By: Emilyn L. Brown
By: Anne Engelhart
Updated and additional description added: December, 2020
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