Early modern recipe books

OverviewStatisticsWorks List

About

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: Receipt-Book, 17th-18th century (MS.4054)

Wellcome Collection: Receipt-Book, 17th-18th century (MS.4054)

Collection of receipts for cordials, preserves, cookery and medicines. By several hands. Contents: Receits for preserving (pp. 1-61); stilling (pp. 71-92); [cosmetics (etc.)] (pp. 109-115); surgery and phisick (pp. 120-176); to make wine and other liquors (pp. 180-193); for syrups (pp....

161 pages: 46% complete (100% transcribed, 53% 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.

207 pages: 28% complete (92% transcribed, 63% 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...

Some pages still need work. Help out!

290 pages: 4% complete (15% transcribed, 11% needs review)
Displaying works 31 - 34 of 34 in total

Incomplete Works