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Photocopy, 1761-1782, of a memorandum book used by John Littlefield, of Wells, Maine which mentions The Stamp Act, Boston Tea Party, resolves of the Wells, Maine Committee; and notations concerning soldiers. It was later used, 1790-1823 and 1845, for recipes for various medicines, legal forms, and Littlefield family records.
Recipe book, 1806-1815, of William A. Baker, of Winchester, Va., containing recipes for beer, wine, and liquor as well as formulae for varnish, sealing wax, cosmetics, medicinal remedies, ink, and dyes.
Recipe book, ca. 1820-1900, of Harriet P. Sheldon, Williamsburg [Va.] and Mary B. Curtis, Wilson's Creek, Gloucester County, Va. which includes loose papers and newspaper clippings. The volume includes home remedies and a list of household items.
Memorandum book, 1829-1880, of Littleton Clayvell which contains a brief record of the meetings of the Maryland Annual Conferences of the Methodist Protestant Church and a record, 1847-1880, of marriages, births, and deaths. The volume also contains medicinal remedies.
Commonplace book, circa 1894 to 1905, of C. Batchelder, likely of Boston, Massachusetts. Book contains food recipes, cocktail recipes, medical remedies, hieroglyphics, the Morse Code alphabet, information on astronomy, information on the boiling point of various liquids, excerpts from the Egyptian Book of the Dead, and other philosophical and scientific entries.