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Level Item
Extent 1 volume
Title A booke of divers receipts
Date c.1660-c.1750.
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"A Booke of divers receipts."

Many of the receipts are for 'Waters', and a few for cookery.

After fol. 36 some different hands are found, the latest dated entry being 1744 (fol. 51v).

On fol. 34 is the end of a receipt for 'The Earl of Strafords [sic] Gout Water', where the compiler states: 'I had this receipt of Sir George Wentworth who did highly praise it...' This gentleman was M.P. for Pontefract in 1640 but was disabled from sitting for his loyalty to Charles I, who later conferred a knighthood upon him and made him general of the royalist forces in Ireland. He died in 1660, aged 60.

At the bottom of fol. 35 'I had this receipt [A 'cleansing water for the skinne'] of Mrs. Dorothy Osburne [1627-1695] now Sr. Wm. Temples Lady'. She married in 1655.

Custodial History Phillipps MS. 18516.
Acquisition Details Purchased at Sotheby's 27/4/1911, Lot 871.
Accession Number 26898
Access Status Open
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Language English
Physical Description 60 ll. first leaf & last 7 ll. bl.. folio. 28 x 181/2 cm. Original vellum-gilt binding. Some leaves have been torn out at the end.
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 recipe book has been digitised and images are linked to the catalogue record. In addition, a microfilm copy is held as AMS/MF/235.
Relevant Publications Published (in microfilm form) in Women in Medicine: Remedy Books, 1533 - 1865, ed. Sara Pennell (Woodbridge, Connecticut: Primary Source Microfilm, 2004).
Subject Cooking
Subject Distillation
Subject Medicine, Traditional

Formulas, recipes, etc.

MaterialType Archives - Non-digital
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