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COLLECTION Identifier: B/S967

Sutton Island (Maine) Cookbook, 1889-1897


Cookbook including handwritten and printed recipes for savory and sweet foods.


  • 1889-1897

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. The Sutton Island (Maine) Cookbook is in the public domain.

Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.


1 folder

The Sutton Island (Maine) cookbook was used at a house on Sutton Island, which was donated to Harvard University in the 1940s or 1950s. The first page of the cookbook is titled "Scrapbook for the Sutton's Island kitchen." The cookbook includes handwritten recipes as well as recipes clipped out of newspapers and magazines. Recipes for soups (including sheep's head); croquettes; oysters and other shellfish; fish; various meats, including organ meat and tongue; salad dressings; eggs; puddings; cakes; pies; and other foods are included. A recurring newspaper column titled "Hints for the Cuisine" is included, as well as a description of the "Aladdin cooker" and an article on "Jewish cookery." The cookbook also includes handwritten instructions on how to play cribbage.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 2006-M101

The Sutton Island (Maine) Cookbook was given to the Schlesinger Library by Harvard Property Management in 2006.

Processing Information

Processed: June 2006

By: Anne Engelhart

Updated and additional description added: June 2023

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 Eliza Taylor and George W. Ransom Memorial Fund, Robert and Elizabeth Owen Shenton Fund, and the Fleisher Acquisition Fund.

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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