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.
Wellcome Collection: Fanshawe, Lady Ann (1625-1680) (MS7113)

Wellcome Collection: Fanshawe, Lady Ann (1625-1680) (MS7113)

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238 pages: 96% transcribed, 64% needs review
Wellcome Collection: John and Joan Gibson: medical recipe book (MS311)

Wellcome Collection: John and Joan Gibson: medical recipe book (MS311)

A booke of medicines. With other medical receipts, and a number of cookery receipts by Joan Gibson and by a second Joanna Gibson. On the first leaf 'John Gibson 1634. A booke of Medicines', below this 'Joanne Gibson. Ars longa, vita brevis. 1669', and under this 'Joanna Gibson 1708'. On the...

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92 pages: 60% transcribed, 40% needs review
Wellcome Collection: Manuscript recipe book of Grace Carteret, 1st Countess Granville (1654-1744) (MS.8903)

Wellcome Collection: Manuscript recipe book of Grace Carteret, 1st Countess Granville (1654-1744) (MS.8903)

English manuscript book of medicinal and culinary recipes owned by Grace Carteret, 1st Countess Granville (1654-1744), with ownership inscription on the inside front cover. The volume is closely associated with the contemporary Ann Fanshawe recipe manuscript held by the Wellcome Library...

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228 pages: 85% transcribed, 61% needs review
Wellcome Collection: Saint John, Johanna (MS4338)

Wellcome Collection: Saint John, Johanna (MS4338)

Johanna St. John Her Booke. The date 1680 is found on Leaf A 3 and F 7: there are a few additions by late 17th century hands.

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207 pages: 61% transcribed, 41% needs review
Wellcome Collection: The Regiment of Healthe (MS674)

Wellcome Collection: The Regiment of Healthe (MS674)

With separate sections on medical astrology, temperaments, plague, an antidotary, surgical remedies, and an unfinished herbal. With a number of medical receipts, etc., by different and later hands. pp.7-12: blank. p.13: Medical astrology, temperatments, etc. Begins: "Almightie God ffather...

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290 pages: 10% transcribed, 8% needs review
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