Recipe book

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  • Reference
      GB 206 MS 687
  • Dates of Creation
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      1 vol. (68 ff.) plus extracted loose papers (8 ff.) in 1 envelope Text inverted from f. 37 to end; ff. 27v-36v blank.

Scope and Content

Recipe book containing medicinal and culinary recipes in various hands, once in the possession of Gertrude Holcroft

Administrative / Biographical History

The compiler of the recipe book is unknown

Access Information

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Bloomsbury Book Auctions, sale no. 15, 7 March 1984, lot 126


In English

Additional Information

Ownership by Gertrude Holcroft noted on end paste-down; signature of Sir William Hall Croft [sic] dated 1669 on f.38v; note on f.68r, "Mr. Matthias his receipts". Gertrude Holcroft (d.1674 and buried at Walthamstow, Essex) was the wife of Sir William (ca.1618-1689)