Early modern recipe books

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Early modern recipe books
This project, a collaboration between the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC and the Wellcome Collection in London, contains digitized manuscript recipe books from the sixteenth through eighteenth centuries. It is funded by a grant to the Folger from the University of Sheffield as part of the AHRC-funded US-UK Food Digital Scholarship Network. The goal of the project is to provide a freely available platform for repositories to make their early modern manuscript recipe books available for crowdsourced transcription.
Sample transcription: Lady Sedley

Sample transcription: Lady Sedley

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Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library: Medical recipe book (MSS 03340)

Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library: Medical recipe book (MSS 03340)

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172 pages: 36% complete (83% transcribed, 47% needs review)
University of Guelph: Handbound Recipe and Remedy Book (XM1 MS A117045)

University of Guelph: Handbound Recipe and Remedy Book (XM1 MS A117045)

85 pages: 17% complete (100% transcribed, 82% needs review)
University of Guelph: Handbound Recipe and Remedy Book (XM1 MS A117046)

University of Guelph: Handbound Recipe and Remedy Book (XM1 MS A117046)

76 pages: 92% complete (100% transcribed, 8% needs review)
Wellcome Collection: Ayscough, Lady (MS1026)

Wellcome Collection: Ayscough, Lady (MS1026)

Receits of phisick and chirurgery. There are a few cookery receipts at the end. Inside the cover is written 'The Lady Ayscough Booke Anno Domini 1692'. The first 93 pp. and the 7 pp. of cookery receipts are by the original hand, the remainder is in another nearly contemporary script.

134 pages: 100% complete (100% transcribed)
Wellcome Collection: Brumwich, Anne (& others) (MS160)

Wellcome Collection: Brumwich, Anne (& others) (MS160)

Mrs Anne Brumwich her Booke of Receipts or Medicines ffor severall sores and other Infermities. With many additions, by several later 17th cent. hands. The original compiler, Anne Brumwich, writes in an early 17th cent. hand, but some of the additions are much later, one dated 1681 is found...

139 pages: 67% complete (100% transcribed, 32% needs review)
Wellcome Collection: Bulkeley, Elizabeth (MS.169)

Wellcome Collection: Bulkeley, Elizabeth (MS.169)

A boke of hearbes and receipts. A boke of hearbes and receipts.

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85 pages: 24% complete (85% transcribed, 60% needs review)
Wellcome Collection: Catchmay, Lady Frances (d.1629) (MS.184a)

Wellcome Collection: Catchmay, Lady Frances (d.1629) (MS.184a)

"A booke of medicens". Written by several contemporary hands, with a few later 17th cent. additions. On the verso of the second preliminary leaf is an inscription: "This Booke with the others of Medicins, preserues and Cookerye, My lady Catchmay lefte with me to be delivered to her Sonne...

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94 pages: 17% complete (53% transcribed, 36% needs review)
Wellcome Collection: Coley Family (MS1711 )

Wellcome Collection: Coley Family (MS1711 )

Receipt book containing cookery receipts in English: with additions by several hands, and a few medical receipts.

156 pages: 26% complete (100% transcribed, 73% needs review)
Wellcome Collection: Cookery-books: 18th cent. (MS1810)

Wellcome Collection: Cookery-books: 18th cent. (MS1810)

Collection of cookery receipts, with a few medical and domestic receipts: by several hands. Inscribed in pencil inside the upper cover: 'J. Hodgkin. Oct. 2. 1913'.

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