Recipe Books

Scope and Content

Three 17th-century recipe books containing medical and culinary recipes, including recipe books of Elizabeth Bertie and Mary Widdrington.

Administrative / Biographical History

Elizabeth Bertie, later wife of the 2nd Baron Widdrington. Mary Widdrington, probably the eldest daughter of the 2nd Baron Widdrington.

Conditions Governing Access

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see

Acquisition Information

The books were bought at Sotheby's in 1939.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 39878-81.