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COLLECTION Identifier: A/T8661

Cookbook of Helen Simpson Truex, 1893


Manuscript cookbook kept by Helen Simpson Truex, who lived in Freehold, New Jersey.


  • 1893

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Helen Simpson Truex 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 manuscript cookbook kept by Helen Simpson Truex. Cookbook contains handwritten recipes and recipe clippings from newspapers and magazines. Recipes include many desserts, puddings, salad dressings, jellies, breads, and muffins, as well as recipes for a prune souffle, meat pie, tomato fritters, and welsh rarebit. Also includes recipes such as Chicago pudding and sunshine cake.


Helen Simpson Truex was born in Freehold, New Jersey in 1870 to Charles Truex (1831-1916), a businessman and the commissioner of Freehold (1877-1892) and Matilda Simpson Truex (died 1915). Helen Truex had two brothers, Dr. William E. Truex and A.S. Truex, and two sisters, Katherine Truex and Mrs. Gertrude T. Buck. Helen Truex was a homemaker who lived in Freehold and married William H. DuBois (ca.1855-1937) in December 1917. She died in 1951.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 90-M187

The Cookbook of Helen Simpson Truex was given to the Schlesinger Library by Emilie Turano in November 1990.

Processing Information

Processed: November 1990

Updated and additional description added: March 2021

By: Laura Peimer

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 Radcliffe Class of 1956 and the Mary Mitchell Wood Manuscript Processing Fund.

Repository Details

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