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Early 18th century
Recipe book manuscripts
Collection of medical and cookery receipts in a variety of early 18th-century hands. Second quarter, 18th century.
Among the authorities named are 'Dr Lowr' [Richard Lower, 1631-1691] (f. 1r.), 'Mrs Stoan the midwife' [Sarah Holmes Stone, fl. 1702-37] (f.2v.), and 'Dr Colbach' [Sir John Colbatch, d. 1729] (f. 34r.). Colbatch's Legacy, or the Family Physician, was published posthumously in 1733; Mrs Stone's A Complete Practice of Midwifery in 1737.