A recipe book in various hands, once in the possession of Mrs Green of Penblaith Farm, Llangarron, Herefordshire, from 1741 to 1764

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  • Reference
      GB 206 MS 499
  • Dates of Creation
      18th century
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      1 vol. (42 ff.) Erratic contemporary foliation and pagination; a further six stubs visible after f. 42; most versos blank; ff. 31, 34 and 37-42 are blank; ff. 32-3 are adventitious, mounted to the stub of former f. 32. Recipes on ff. 29, 30, 35 and 36 are on separate paper, pasted in. Inscription on front board, rather worn, "Mrs Green of Penblaithe Book of Receipts 1741"; signed and dated by Mrs Green, 4th June 1764, on f. 42v

Scope and Content

Recipes supplied by: Ann Cutler (f.13r); Mrs Scammell (f.14r); Mr Davie (f.16r); Mrs Indmah (?) (f.17r); Mrs Chamberlain, Mrs Richardson (f.18r); Mrs Addams (f.18v); Mrs Green (ff.19v, 24r and 24v), and Mrs Perkins (f.23r-v, f.26r)

Administrative / Biographical History

The compiler of the recipe book is unknown

Access Information

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Sotheby, 27th October 1980, lot 282


In English