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Francis P. Simpson was a druggist in Matawan, New Jersey during the 1800s. An English immigrant, Simpson compiled this recipe book around 1830.
The Francis P. Simpson Recipe Book contains medicine formulas household receipts, and fireworks directions compiled by Francis P. Simpson. The first part of the recipe book contains detailed instructions of making assorted medicines, including salves, tinctures, liniments, bitters, syrups, elixirs, cures and oils. The household receipts in this recipe book include those for preparations of sealing wax, inks, dyes, and varnishes. The second part of the recipe book contains directions for making fireworks, which in this instance were five inch long sky rockets in tin cases. The fireworks directions include formulas for rocket powder in several colors.
Notebook of medicine formulas, household receipts, and fireworks directions compiled by Francis P. Simpson, a druggist in Matawan, New Jersey.
The Francis P. Simpson Recipe Book was purchased from Carmen Valentino by the Science History Institute on March 16, 2018.
Source of acquisition--Carmen Valentino. Method of acquisition--Purchase:; Date of acquisition--2018..
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