An anonymous collection of cookery, household and medical recipes, mid-17th to later 18th century

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  • Reference
      GB 206 MS 506
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  • Name of Creator
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  • Physical Description
      1 vol. (134 ff.) Erratic contemporary pagination; modern foliation; restored and bound by the Borthwick Institute, York, loose items being bound in, October 1981. In various hands.

Scope and Content

Includes recipes from Lady Corke (probably Elizabeth Clifford, d.1690/1, wife of 2nd earl) (f.132); from Lord Justice Willes (1685-1761) (f.10); from the Gentleman's Magazine, 1760 (f.130); and a prescription from Mr Hall of Manchester, April 1758 (f.7)

Administrative / Biographical History

Nothing is known of the compilers of this collection, but of the contributors, Elizabeth, Lady Clifford, born at Skipton in 1613, married Richard Boyle, 2nd Earl of Cork in 1634, and Sir John Willes, Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, was caricatured by Hogarth

Access Information

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

Purchased from McKirdy, November 1980


In English

Custodial History

In the possession of W. S. Ogden, 1882 (f.1)