Recipe book of Caroline Waeick, 1839

Scope and Content

The volume describes over 150 recipes in 189 manuscript pages. In addition, there are ten loose sheets of paper recording further recipes for preparing certain food and drinks, in the same hand; and an index of the contents of the volume in a later hand. The recipes in the collection cover all types of cooking and preparation of food, including fruit preservation, fish and meat dishes, puddings, wine and beer.

Administrative / Biographical History

The volume was given to Caroline Waeick on 20 May 1839, by her mother. The contents appear to be in one hand, presumably that of Caroline's mother. Caroline Waeick has not yet been identified, although records of births, marriages and deaths in England and Wales reveal only a few entries for this surname during the nineteenth century, all in the London area.


No archival arrangement has been necessary.

Access Information

Accessible to all registered readers.

Other Finding Aids

This description is the only finding aid available for the collection. Copyright on the description belongs to the University of Nottingham.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements


Conditions Governing Use

Reprographic copies can be supplied for educational use and private study purposes only, depending on access status and the condition of the documents.

Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult. Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in advance in writing from the Keeper of Manuscripts and Special Collections (email

Custodial History

The volume was acquired by the University of Nottingham's Department of Manuscripts in 1984.