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  • Title
    "The Lady Sedley, her Receipt book, 1686"
  • Reference
    MS534
  • Date
    1686
  • Creator
    Sedley, Lady (Catharine)
  • Scope and Content
    Book of culinary and medical recipes. By Lady Catherine Sedley, wife of Sir Charles Sedley, 1639-1701 It consists of 75 pages containing 140 receipts, sixteen of which are culinary and (the rest medical, mostly herbal, for the use of major and minor ailments, a few of them are cosmetic. The first 58 pages are written in a good legible hand, the lines are carefully ruled and the headings are bold and ornamental. Subsequent entries, however, are in different and less educated handwriting, the ruled lines disappear, the headings are less ostentatious and the whole work shows signs of haste or carelessness in execution. There is also an article on the receipt book and other 17th century receipt books, by Leonard George Guthrie, 1913. May have actually been written by Ann Ayscough rather than Catherine, Lady Sedley (d.1705), wife of Sir Charles Sedley (1639-1701) or their daughter Catherine, Countess of Dorchester (1657-1717)Index References: Prescriptions Recipes See Dr. Leonard Guthrie. Proc. Roy. Soc. Med. 1913, VI (Sect. Hist. Med.) pp. 150-169
  • Extent
    76 pp.
  • Language
    English
  • Archival history
    Presented by Dr. Leonard Guthrie, 1913
  • Level of description
    file
  • Normal location
    11/2ND/SR/B2/5
  • Access
    Open access