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: English culinary and medical recipe book, 18th century (MS8468)

Wellcome Collection: English culinary and medical recipe book, 18th century (MS8468)

Collection of cookery and medical recipes transcribed by several members of the Sheldon family, of Weston, Warwickshire. There is no discernible arrangement, each recipe being recorded in turn as it was acquired. Some of the entries are written from the rear of the volume. There are various...

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276 pages: 13% complete (30% transcribed, 16% needs review)
Wellcome Collection: English Recipe Book, 18th century (MS6956)

Wellcome Collection: English Recipe Book, 18th century (MS6956)

233 pages: 67% complete (100% transcribed, 32% needs review)
Wellcome Collection: English Recipe Book, early 18th century (MS.7746)

Wellcome Collection: English Recipe Book, early 18th century (MS.7746)

Collection of medical and cookery receipts in a variety of early 18th-century hands. Second quarter, 18th century. Among the authorities named are 'Dr Lowr' [Richard Lower, 1631-1691] (f. 1r.), 'Mrs Stoan the midwife' [Sarah Holmes Stone, fl. 1702-37] (f.2v.), and 'Dr Colbach' [Sir John...

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88 pages: 0% complete (0% transcribed)
Wellcome Collection: Ex tribus [regnis] arcana (MS2315)

Wellcome Collection: Ex tribus [regnis] arcana (MS2315)

214 pages: 100% complete (100% transcribed)
Wellcome Collection: Fanshawe, Lady Ann (1625-1680) (MS7113)

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

238 pages: 38% complete (100% transcribed, 61% needs review)
Wellcome Collection: Hughes, Sarah (MS.363)

Wellcome Collection: Hughes, Sarah (MS.363)

Mrs Hughes her receipts of her whole Booke written in the yeare 1637. Containeinge: Medica. Chyrurgica. Condita. Culinaria. Including the Spanish text, and an English translation, of 'Libro de recetas de Portugal para hacer peuetes y pastillas y adreçar guantes perfumados'. Written by several...

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496 pages: 9% complete (21% transcribed, 11% 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...

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92 pages: 20% complete (63% transcribed, 42% 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: 25% complete (85% transcribed, 60% needs review)
Wellcome Collection: Mary Hawker's recipe book (MS9304)

Wellcome Collection: Mary Hawker's recipe book (MS9304)

Manuscript containing domestic / culinary recipes, with calligraphic ownership statement, Mary Hawker, inscribed on inner leave along with the date 1691. No further details about Mary Hawker are known. The volume is 16 x 22 cms and 26 pages in total; as well as some additional loose recipe...

95 pages: 100% complete (100% transcribed)
Wellcome Collection: Miller, Mrs. Mary (MS.3547)

Wellcome Collection: Miller, Mrs. Mary (MS.3547)

Her Booke of Receipts. A collection of cookery receipts, with a few medical and household receipts. There are some additions by later 17th and early 18th cent. hands. On the verso of the first leaf is an inscription 'Mrs. Mary Criche', apparently written by the same hand as that of the...

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85 pages: 0% complete (1% transcribed, 1% needs review)
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