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Guide to the C. Gatchet Recipe Book MSS.2578

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Author:

Finding aid prepared by Martha Bace

Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

October 2009

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2009-10-29T13:17-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

C. Gatchet Recipe Book

Unit ID:

MSS.2578

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet

Dates:

1862-1864

Abstract:

Recipe book of C. Gatchet handwritten probably between 1862 and 1864. Includes recipes for foods (icings, custards, soft gingerbread, tomato sauce, etc.), medicines (dropsy, kidney affliction, small pox, cancer, etc.), and household uses (whitewash, soap, fly paper, dying fabrics, scouring fluid, etc.). It also has several poems written upon the deaths of friends and a short account of the military career of Thomas H. Smith until his death in West Point, August the 14th 1864.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Wade Hall, 2009

Scope and Contents note

Recipe book of C. Gatchet* handwritten probably between 1862 and 1864. Includes recipes for foods (icings, custards, soft gingerbread, tomato sauce, etc.), medicines (dropsy, kidney affliction, small pox, cancer, etc.), and household uses (whitewash, soap, fly paper, dying fabrics, scouring fluid, etc.). It also has several poems written upon the deaths of friends and a short account of the military career of Thomas H. Smith until his death in West Point, August the 14th 1864.

*There is a note at the end of the tomato sauce recipe: "P.S. I think half the quantity of sugar makes a better sauce. C. Gatchet." The majority of the recipes in the book are in this same handwriting.

Preferred Citation:

C. Gatchet Recipe Book, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

C. Gatchet Recipe Book Box SC0026 Folder 2578.01