Manuscript Cookbooks

Manuscript cookbooks - online

Winterthur Digital manuscript recipe books
Manuscript Cookbooks Survey English pre-1865 database; more locations added
EMROC Early Modern Recipes Online Collective teaching transcription, etc.
Wellcome Collection. 17th century manuscripts of English receipt books. search recipes, cooking, online
Szathmary Culinary Manuscripts and Cookbooks
U of Iowa. Szathmary Culinary Manuscripts and Cookbooks digital collection. 1600s-1960s

Pegge, Samuel. The Forme of Cury. 1390 1780
A Noble boke off cookry ffor a prynce houssolde or eny other estately houssolde. c 1470 reprinted 1882
The Boke of Kervynge, 1508. Wellcome Historical Medical Library
Grace Acton, 1621. Wellcome Historical Medical Library
Jane Parker, her Booke, 1651 MS3769 Wellcome Historical Medical Library
Elizabeth Jacob, 1654-1658. MS3009 Wellcome Historical Medical Library
Book for Receipts. 1731. VaTech
The Recipe Book of Judith Woodson. 1844
Dr. Hale's Home Remedy and Recipe Book. c1846 Michigan
Nancy Figgat Recipe Book 1860 VaTech
Receipts and home remedies c.1869 VaTech
Cooking Recipes VaTech

The Recipes Project: Food, Magic, Art, Science, and Medicine Large group of international academics transcriptions

Manuscript cookbooks - in print

MA Mrs. Gardiner's Receipts from 1763 [Anne Gibbons Gardiner d.1771] Hallowell, ME: White & Horne, 1938
MA Mrs. Gardiner's Family Receipts from 1763, Boston. [Anne Gibbons Gardiner] edited by Gail Weesner. Rowan Tree Press,1989
NJ Pleasures of Colonial Cooking [Isabella Morris Ashfield 1720] prepared by the Miller-Cory House Museum and the New Jersey Historical Society. Newark, NJ: The Society, 1982
NJ Colonial Burlington Cookery [Polly Burling 1770] Sue Huesken & Mercy Ingraham. Riverside NJ: Good Impressions, Inc. 2008. original in Burlington County New Jersey Historical Society
NY Selected Receipts of a Van Rensselaer Family 1785-1835. Albany, NY: Historic Cherry Hill, 1976
NY On the Score of Hospitality: Selected Receipts of a Van Rensselaer Family, Albany, New York, 1785-1835. edited by Jane Carpenter Kellar, Ellen Miller and Paul Stambach. Albany NY: Historic Cherry Hill, 1986.
PA A Quaker Lady's Cookbook [Parry family of New Hope 1787-1900] PA: New Hope Historical Society, 2000
SC A Colonial Plantation Cookbook [Harriott Pinckney Horry 1770] Richard Hooker. Columbia: U of SC Press, 1984. original in South Carolina Historical Society
VA Martha Washington’s Booke of Cookery [Custis family - mid to late 1600s] Karen Hess. NY: Columbia University Press, c1981. original in Historical Society of Pennsylvania
VA Colonial Virginia’s Cooking Dynasty [Jane Randolph 1743 & Anon c1700] Katharine Harbury. Columbia: U of SC Press, 2004. original in Va Historical Society
VA Robert E. Lee Family Cooking and Housekeeping Book [Mary Custis Lee 1807-1873] Anne Carter Zimmer. Chapel Hill: U of NC Press, 1997. original in Va Historical Society

written in Great Britain

Penn Family Recipes [Gulielma Penn d1694] Evelyn Benson. York: George Shumway, 1966. original in Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Acworth. Margaretta Acworth's Georgian Cookery Book. [1727-1794] London: Pavilion Books Limited, 1987. papers in the Public Record Office
Avery. A Plain Plantain [Susanna Avery fl.1688] Ditchling, Sussex: S. Dominic's Press, 1922
Blencowe. The Receipt Book of Mrs. Ann Blencowe 1694. London: Guy Chapman, 1925
Castlehill. Lady Castlehill's receipt book: ...original recipes from a collection made in 1712 by Martha Lockhart. Glasgow: Molendinar Press, 1976
Dinner at Lacock in 1729 [Wiltshire Folklife Society]
Lloyd. The Jane Austen Cookbook [Martha Lloyd 1765-1843] Chicago: Chicago Review Press, 1995
Price, Rebecca. The Compleat Cook, or the Secrets of a Seventeenth-Century Housewife, ed Madeleine Masson. London: Routledge, 1974
The Lucayos cook book... 1660 to 1690... Morrisburg, Ont.: Old Authors Farm, 1959
Egg Pies, Moss Cakes, and Pigeons Like Puffins: Eighteenth-Century British Cookery from Manuscript Sources by Vincent DiMarco, 2007
Ladie Borlase's Receiptes Booke. dates from 1665 to 1822 [England], University of Iowa Press. 1998
Michael Barry. Old English Recipes: Classic Recipes from English Country Houses. The receipts from Centre for Kentish Studies, 17th-19th century. 1996
The Johnson Family Treasury: A Collection of Recipes and Remedies, 1741-1848. Nathalie Cooke and Kathryn Harvey. Ontario, Canada: Rock's Mills Press, 2015

Books which include some original receipts

MD Maryland's Way. Annapolis: Hammond-Harwood House Association, 1963
VA Thomas Jefferson's Cookbook. Marie Kimball. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 1976
VA Williamsburg Art of Cookery... Helen Bullock. Richmond: Colonial Williamsburg, c1938, 1966

Manuscript cookbooks - selected pages

Kansas State. selections from numerous manuscript cookbooks
c1770 To Pickle French Beans; A New Sauce for Partridges. LC
Prince Albert Pudding. Mrs. Grantham's manuscript c.1860

Cookbooks online

1800-Civil War
1911-World War I

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