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Collection Level Description: Recipe Books

Reference: MSS. Eng. hist. c. 250, e. 199; Eng. misc. d. 436-7
Title: Recipe Books
Dates of Creation: 17th cent.
Extent: 4 shelfmarks
Name of Creator: Elizabeth Widdrington, Mary Widdrington

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Elizabeth Bertie, later wife of the 2nd Baron Widdrington. Mary Widdrington, probably the eldest daughter of the 2nd Baron Widdrington.

Scope and Content

Three 17th-century recipe books containing medical and culinary recipes, including recipe books of Elizabeth Bertie and Mary Widdrington.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The books were bought at Sotheby's in 1939.

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Further Information

Finding Aids

M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 39878-81.

Access Points


Widdrington | Elizabeth | 1632-1715 | wife of 2nd Baron Widdrington

Widdrington | Mary | fl 1655-1699 | daughter of 2nd Baron Widdrington

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