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Manuscript recipe and clippings book


Held at: University of Delaware Library Special Collections [Contact Us]181 South College Avenue, Newark, DE 19717-5267

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The creator of this manuscript recipe book is unknown. However, on the back inside cover an inscription is written: "S. Topin [?] / with F T Engle / Dec. 9th 04."

This small, early- to mid-twentieth-century manuscript recipe book contains numerous clippings for desserts, household hints, and other topics related to the home, as well as several hand-written recipes.

The contents are loosely organized with sections for various desserts, question-and-answer clippings, and household hints. The earlier entries appear to follow this organizational scheme, but become more interspersed later in the volume, with recipes for desserts and main dishes alongside one another. Approximately three-fourths of the volume is filled, almost all of which contain clippings pasted on lined pages. In addition to the clippings are several handwritten recipes in both ink and pencil. Throughout the volume, there are loose clippings laid-in, including a mimeographed recipe. There are also several sections of blank pages, possibly to leave room for additional entries. Notable condition issues include the volume’s torn covers and missing pages.

  1. Item 0162: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0097

Gift of Richard Powell, 1993.

Processed and encoded by Lindsey Baker, July 2007.

University of Delaware Library Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
Finding Aid Date
2007 July 9
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

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Collection Inventory

Manuscript recipe and clippings book, circa 1900-1950s.
Item 0162
Physical Description

1 volume

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