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Overview and metadata sections
This ruled volume contains a collection of recipes. The volume appears to have been written by someone from the Philadelphia area between 1938 to 1939. The pages are hand-numbered from 1 to 130 with some blank leaves at the end. Recipes for breads, pies, cakes, soups, jams, and puddings make up a majority of the culinary compilation. A large number of recipes have been copied out from a cookbook of writer's mother. Some of the other recipes have been attributed to family members and friends. The entries labeled "Mother" have dates from 1870 to 1890. A few recipes pasted in the volume were clipped from newspapers. In addition to the cookbook, there are six leaves of handwritten recipes (Folder 1), six typed leaves with household cleaning instructions (Folder 2), and eighteen clippings of recipes (Folder 3). Two of the recipes were written by "Aunt Amy McIlhenney" of Elwyn, Pennsylvania, and there are several items in the volume attributed to her. At the end of the volume is a table of contents.
Gift of Chef Fritz Blank, 2008.
- University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
- Finding Aid Author
- Donna Brandolisio
- Finding Aid Date
- August 2014
- Access Restrictions
This collection is open for research use.
- Use Restrictions
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