Sutton Island (Maine) Cookbook, 1889-1897
Cookbook including handwritten and printed recipes for savory and sweet foods.
Language of Materials
Materials in English.
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.
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.
Processed: June 2006
By: Anne Engelhart
Updated and additional description added: June 2023
By: Susan Earle
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- 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.
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