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Lydia Perrott commonplace book of recipes

 Collection — Box: BW-14, Folder: 2
Identifier: MS-0859

Content Description

Derived from dealer description: This collection consists of a leatherbound book of recipes, handwritten in ink from 1818 to approximately 1860 in the United Kingdom. Examples of recipes include oyster sauce, beef steak, gingerbread snaps, and custard. It appears to have been written by more than one person, but is inscribed by Lydia Perrott. The book is 144 pages and includes a table of contents at the beginning of the text.


  • Creation: 1818-approximately 1860


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Contact Special Collections for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Biographical / Historical

No biographical or historical information is available on the creator at this time.


.167 Cubic Feet (1 legal-sized folder)

Language of Materials



This collection consists of a nineteenth century commonplace book of recipes written in ink. It is attributed to Lydia Perrott, for whom no biographical data is available at this time.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Marlborough Rare Books in December 2018 with support from the Class of 1939 Fiftieth Reuinion Class Gift.

Processing Information

Processed by Austyn Wohlers in September 2019.

Genre / Form



Guide to the Lydia Perrott commonplace book of recipes
Austyn Wohlers
2019 September
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

The Sheridan Libraries
Special Collections
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Baltimore MD 21218 USA