Drexel University Archives: Rebecca Thomas Recipe Book

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Rebecca Thomas was a resident of early 19th-century Burlington, New Jersey. She recorded recipes, arithmetic lessons, and folk remedies in a small journal that brings to life the day-to-day concerns of early American women. The journal primarily consists of recipes and cooking instructions (e.g. “to preserve tomatoes for use” and “to make good cider”). The recipe book is believed to have been owned by George W. Childs.

Title: Rebecca Thomas Recipe Book
Authors: Thomas, Rebecca
Call number: MC.00.056, Box 1, Folder 2
(Philadelphia, Drexel University Archives and Special Collections)
Publisher: Drexel University Archives and Special Collections
Language: Primary language: English.

Date: circa 1834
Place: Burlington, N. J.
Subjects topical: Cooking, American History–19th century
Subjects geographic: Burlington (N.J.)
Genres: Cookbooks; Commonplace books