File NLW MS 23472C. - Recipes,

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NLW MS 23472C.




  • 1716-1767, [19 cent.] / (Creation)

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vi, 155 ff. (original pagination, continued from p. 280; many blank leaves; leaves missing after pp. 200, 232, 310 and 312) ; 230 x 170 mm. Vellum covers, stained green; label marked 'Old Recipes for Making Wine 17[ ]' added to spine, 19th cent.

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'Mrs Mary Edwards owner 1716' on f. i.

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Mr and Mrs C. G. Jacques; Berriew; Purchase; 1995

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A volume, 1716-67, containing culinary, medical and veterinary recipes, mainly compiled by Mary Edwards, probably of Great Ness, co. Salop, later the wife of the Reverend William Parry of Ness (will proved at PCC, 1767), with additions by other hands. The recipes were mainly acquired from relatives and friends from the same county, but a few are drawn from printed sources such as The Gentleman's Magazine. An index is included on pp. 299-310.

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The contents of NLW MSS 22853-23691 are indexed in greater detail in Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, vol. 9 (Aberystwyth, 2003).

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Preferred citation: NLW MS 23472C.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH


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Dates of creation revision deletion

May 2009.


  • English



Archivist's note

Description compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospecive conversion project of NLW MSS. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IX (Aberystwyth, 2003);

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