Notebook of Doris Brown, ca. 1922
Notebook of home economics class notes and recipes of Doris Brown Palmer.
Language of Materials
Materials in English.
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The collection consists of one notebook from what appears to be a home economics class taken while Brown was in eighth grade. Initial entries in the volume include kitchen and classroom cleaning instructions, measurement abbreviations and equivalencies, and food classifications. Later entries consist of recipes for sauces, vegetables, soups, desserts, and candies.
Doris Madeline Brown Palmer was born to Percy and Laura Brown in 1908 in Somerville, Massachusetts. Her parents were from Nova Scotia and her father was a rate clerk. At some point the family relocated to Medford, Massachusetts, where she later graduated from Medford High School. She was married to Foster McCrum Palmer, originally from Kansas City, Missouri. She died in 1981 in Newton, Massachusetts, and was buried in Mount Washington Cemetery in Independence, Missouri.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Accession number: 2002-M8
The notebook of Doris Brown Palmer was given to the Schlesinger Library by her husband, Foster McCrum Palmer, in January 2002.
Processed: January 2002
By: Anne Engelhart
Updated and additional description added: July 2020
By: Mark Vassar
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