Manuscript recipes, mainly nineteenth century, and a recipe manuscript volume, 1830-1845, including recipes for relishes, jellies, puddings, and cakes. Also includes recipes for soap and home remedies. Additions to the collection (1999.32) include correspondence of Sally Gray (daughter of Virginia G. Gray), article, "Holiday Hints,"edited by Virginia G. Gray, handout on "Colonial Cookery," by Virginia G. Gray and her manuscript, "An American Colonial Cookery, 1607-1800," as well as photocopies of pages from various cookbooks.
Mss. Sm Coll Gray and Mss. Acc. 1999.32 Addition are described in the Inventory (below).
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Virginia G. Gray collected recipes, books and manuscripts on cookery. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .
Virginia G. Gray Cookery Collection, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary. https://scrcguides.libraries.wm.edu/repositories/2/resources/1493 Accessed May 30, 2020.