Receipt and account book
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A green, leather, bound volume comprising culinary recipes and accounts for girl's education at a school in Nocton, LIncolnshire, England spanning the years from 1805 to 1825. The volume was presumably written by Eleanor Agnes Hobart Countess of Buckinghamshire (Pickering & Chatto). The first part of the volume is comprised of culinary recipes, some with attributions and dates. The recipes include biscuits, cakes, cheeses, creams, egg dishes, fish dishes, meat dishes, potato dishes, puddings, sauces, and souffles. Some recipes with attributions include blancmange by Lady B.; fricassee chicken, omelette by Rose; cream biscuits by Lady Grantham; and fish sauce by Miss Burman. Following the recipes and some blank leaves is a brief alphabetical index.
Reading the volume from back to front is a "Schooling account" for six girls spanning the years from 1805 to 1813. Recorded in the volume are the girl's names, ages, attendance at school and church, course of study, and length of education. Expenses were recorded for books, including Bibles, prayer books, and primers; clothing, and school supplies. The school, founded in 1793 and located in Nocton, seems to have been run by John Brackenbury of Lincolnshire and later his daughter Justina.
Two leaves of recipes are laid in the volume. Label on front cover: Receipt and account book.
Sold by Pickering & Chatto Antiquarian Booksellers (London, England), 2018.
- University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
- Finding Aid Author
- Donna Brandolisio
- Finding Aid Date
- August 2019
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