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William A. Baker Recipe Book

Identifier: Mss. MsV R1
Scope and Contents

Recipe book, 1806-1815, of William A. Baker, of Winchester, Va., containing recipes for beer, wine, and liquor as well as formulae for varnish, sealing wax, cosmetics, medicinal remedies, ink, and dyes. The volume also includes pen and ink sketches (tinted with watercolor) showing the construction of a piano with detailed notes and genealogical data concerning the Foster and Baker families.

Betsy Woodson V. Morton Recipe Book

Identifier: Mss. MsV R6
Scope and Contents

Recipe book, 1845-1846, of Betsy Woodson V. Morton which includes home remedies, and detailed instructions and diagrams for dyeing and weaving counterpanes, carpets, and dimity.

Chappelear Collection

Identifier: Mss. 65 C38
Scope and Contents Papers, 1876-1959, of Benjamin Curtis Chappelear including manuscript and printed maps of Fauquier, Loudoun, Clarke, and Warren counties, Va.; Virginia state maps; United States Department of the Interior Geological Survey Maps of areas in Virginia and West Virginia; notes concerning land records and manuscript volumes which include account books collected by Chappelear of blacksmiths, farmers, postmasters, students, tanners, and operators of general stores. The collection also includes...

Gideon Christian Papers

Identifier: MS 00150
Scope and Contents Papers, 1838-1882, of Gideon Christian, physician, of Norfolk, Va. The collection includes letters, accounts, lotteries, prescriptions, and forms for excusing draftees into the Confederate Army on medical grounds. A 1993 addendum to this collection (Mss. Acc. 1993.63) consists of two medical essays and one College of William and Mary student notebook belonging to Dr. Gideon Christian.  The student notebook begins October 15th 1840. Medical essays include notes made while...

R.B. Cringan Recipe Book

Identifier: Mss. MsV R10
Scope and Contents

Receipt [recipe] book, ca. 1890, of R. B. Cringan, Richmond, Va. which includes home remedies and loose papers.

Dr. Nathan Colgate Whitehead Letter

Identifier: SC 00095
Scope and Contents

One page letter from Dr. Nathan Colgate Whitehead in Norfolk dated 19 February 1836.  It is an order from Dr. Whitehead for various elixirs and compounds presumably to be used for administration to his patients.  Included in his requests is sarsaparilla, li[qu]orice, French Chloride Lime, French Chloride Soda, Jujube paste, and Chloride Lime among other requests.

Edward Restieaux Ledger

Identifier: MS 00178
Scope and Contents

Ledger, 1863-1864, of Captain Edward Restieaux, the chief quartermaster of the Pennsylvania Reserves Divison under General Samuel Crawford. This ledger is a list of medicines given to soliders, and include the name of the medicine, amount given, and to whom it was given. Medicines given include potassium chlorate, bismuth, camphor, glycerin, and morphine, among many others.

George Zimmerman Travel Account

Identifier: Mss. MsV Tr1
Scope and Contents

Travel account, 1744, of George Zimmerman's trip from Switzerland to America. The majority of the volume consists of medicinal remedies kept by Zimmerman. There are loose pages and a fragment of an indentured contract, 1760. Written in German.

Virginia G. Gray Cookery Collection

Identifier: MS 00131
Scope and Contents 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...

Home Remedies and Cleansers Recipe Book

Identifier: Mss. MsV R5
Scope and Contents

Recipe book, 1835-1860, of an unidentified person which includes home remedies and cleansers.

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