Recipe book known as "Dame Mary Lister's household book"

Scope and Content

Anonymous recipe book, known as "Dame Mary Lister's household book", containing culinary and medical recipes, household inventories and religious notes, in various hands. Includes: (1) inventories and medicinal recipes by Mary Lister, some dated 1625-1635 (ff.11, 15-24, 39-40); (2) recipes by Grace Bellasis (d.1659), niece-in-law of Mary Lister (ff.28-33); (3) notes probably for or of a sermon on Joshua iii 20-21, dated 1625 (ff.158v-150); (iv) catechism on Genesis v-xxviii, n.d. (ff.145v-88)

Administrative / Biographical History

Dame Mary Lister, wife of Sir William Lister of Thornton, Yorkshire

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Sotheby's sale, 29 June 1982, lot 284


In English