NLW MS 23472C.
- 1716-1767, [19 cent.] / (Creation)
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Extent and medium
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.
Name of creator
'Mrs Mary Edwards owner 1716' on f. i.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Mr and Mrs C. G. Jacques; Berriew; Purchase; 1995
Content and structure area
Scope and content
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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Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
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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Title based on contents.
Preferred citation: NLW MS 23472C.
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Subject access points
- Cookery -- England -- Shropshire.
- Medicine -- England -- Shropshire -- Formulae, receipts, prescriptions
- Traditional medicine -- England -- Shropshire -- Formulae, receipts, prescriptions
- Veterinary medicine -- England -- Shropshire -- Formulae, receipts, prescriptions
- Traditional veterinary medicine -- England -- Shropshire -- Formulae, receipts, prescriptions
Name access points
- Edwards, Mary, Great Ness (Creator)
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Description control area
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
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);