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Level Item
Extent 1 volume
Title Bisaker, Hannah
Date 1692
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Name Bisaker, Hannah

Hannah Bisaker her book [of cookery receipts] the 12th September. Anno: 1692.

On the verso of fol. 11 are the names of various members of the Buchanan family, including that of Hannah, which was apparently the maiden name of the compiler. The receipts are mostly for pies, including mince pies, venison pasties, steak pies, etc.: there are some pages of ornamental designs for pastry.

Custodial History From the John Hodgkin Collection of Cookery-books.
Acquisition Details Purchased 1931.
Accession Number 73717
Digitised Yes
Access Status Open
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Language English
Physical Description 16 ll. folio. 39 x 28 cm. Modern cloth binding. Last 2 ll. defective, some margins repaired. Title within an ornamental pen-drawn panel: illustrated with pen-drawings of 'shapes' for pies.
Finding Aids Database description transcribed from S.A.J. Moorat, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts on Medicine and Science in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library (London: Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, 1962-1973).
Copies This material has been digitised and can be freely accessed online through the Wellcome Library catalogue.This recipe book has been digitised and images are linked to the catalogue record. Several pages from this volume have been photographed and can be seen at the Wellcome Images website ( they have the serial numbers L0027598, L0048305, L0048306, L0048307 and L0048308.
Subject Cooking
MaterialType Archives - Non-digital
System No. 004e6e8a-6a3a-4fea-9d8f-6e7878cfd59c