Bound in contemporary cardboard covers with a red, leather spine and corners; the paper bears an 1815 watermark. A printed newspaper recipe and remedy for cholera morbus--attributed to Henry Halford and extracted from the London Gazette, 20th October 1831--is pasted inside the front cover. The first three pages of writing were probably added in the early 1830s. At least eight separate hands are identifiable. Of note are early English recipes for several Indian dishes (e.g., mulligatawny 1, curries, and rice for curries).
Provenance: "Shakespearean Collection of Elizabeth and Richard Casanova" [from bookplate].
[continued into the late 1860s, possibly early 1870s]
164 unnumbered pages
 Pickle for Beef - Pork - &c  Charade - 1832 2 / "Ah! Strong is Woman, in the power--" 3 [poem]  "The Mind, when overcharged," 4 [poem] / "A sigh!--" 5 [poem] / "A Sabre of Turkish metal is valuable if it can" 6 [poem]  To make Bread  To make a Brown Soup 7  A Winter Pease Soup  To Fricasee Chickens 8 / Victoria Cakes [H2]  To Stew Pease / To Jug a Hare  To make savoury Fritters of Asparaguss / To make Poivrade sauce for Cotetates (?)  To make Black Hogs Puddings / To make Pattes  To make Haricot of Mutton / To make Omelette  To Scallop Oysters [H3]  Vegetable Pie / To stew a Lobster [both H2]  An excellent & cheap mock Turtle [H2]  To stew Celery / Beef Tea 9 [H2]  French Soup 10 / Rock Cakes [both H2]  To make Burn Rice Pudding / To make Buns  To make Cream Pancakes [H4]  To make Almond Cheesecakes [H4]  To stew Golden Pippins [H4]  Sir Walter Farquar's Lemon Whey [H5]  To make Ginger drops / Veal Cutlets 11 [both H4]  To make Scotch Bread 12 [H4]  To make Lemonade / Orgeat [both H4]  White Sauce / Onion Sauce [both H4]  To preserve sliced Oranges [H4]  To Brew Beer without Yeast 13  "The Champion's Rec't for washing Silk Hank's" 14  Orange Marmalade  Leicestershire Pudding  Mrs. T. Orde's Rec't for fine Ginger Wine 15  [fine ginger wine continued]  [fine ginger wine continued] / To take Spots from Silk / Lemon Jelly  Orange Jelly  To preserve Fruit for Tarts in the Winter / Lemon Jelly  India Soup called Malaccatanie  To boil rice for Currie  Milk Punch 16  To make Lemon Cheesecakes  Rec't for Kettle Beer used at Upton Gray--31 17  Brewing Beer for Cottage Use to superseed the Tea  Gooseberry Cheese 18  Orange or Lemon Syrup 19 / To make Ginger Wine  Ginger Beer 20  Lemon Teley 21 / Quire of Paper Pancakes 22 [46-47] Orange Jam or Paste 23  Rec't for curing Ham Tongues Beef & Baccin instead of the usual made of Smoke drying  [curing ham tongue, beef, etc., continued]  To make Nova zembla Currant  Receipt for a Pudding called a Charlotte 24  Cocoa nut Drops  Butter drops / Macoroons  To make Oliver Riley (a Dram called Corase)  To make a Rich Cake--commonly used in Barbadoes  Icing for a Cake  To make W. India minced Pies / To make Lemon Pudding 25  Potatoe Pudding 26  Tomato Catsup 27  To fry Tomatos with Eggs & Bacon 28  Tomatos for a Corner Dish 29  Cabinet Pudding 30  Lemon Brandy 31  Fish Sauce / Lobster Salad  A very good Pudding (rich)  Dariolles / Rice Cake  Apple Cake & Custard--approved 32 / Italian Cream 33  To prepare Normandy Pippins for Desert 34 [sic]  Apple Jam or Cheese 35  Short Paste / To know whether mushrooms are good  To dress Fish a second time 36 / Rinds  Dela Bere Rec't for Lemonade / Green Pea Soup  For a Potatoe Pudding / For a Yamb Pud'd / Squash (or Veg. Marrow Pud'd) 38  Raisin Pud. 39 / Lemon Minced Pies  Rec't for Ginger Beer 40 / To make Stone Cream 41  Orange Marmalade approv'd by Mrs. Miller 42  Lemon Sponge  To Bake Apples the French Way 43  To make Richelieu Puddings / Arrow Root Blanc Mange 44  Apples for 2 Course / Rec't for Imperial 45  Rec't for Soup, sold to the Poor 46 / Westphalia Hams 47  To cure Hams for E. Beaufoy 48 / Plumb Cake 49  To Preserve Plumbs, Apricots, &c &c without Sugar 50  Rec't for White Gingerbread 51  Rec't for an Indian Curry 52  To preserve Apricots 53  To make Lemon Cheesecakes  To make Brown Bread Ice as at Hurty (?)  Sauce for Wild Fowl  To make Quince Jam / West Green Cake 54  Rec't for Tomato Pickle 55  Parisian made of Roasting Apples / Sallad Sauces  To make excellent Orange Jam 56  To make Plane Cream 57 / To make Lemon Jelly  Apple Jelly 58 / Sponge Cake 59  Rec't for White Soup used at the Banqet [sic] at Windsor Castle 60  curry or malligatawny Soup 61 / Stewed Ox Cheek [H6]  To make Teneriffe Wine 62 / Rhubarb Jam 63  To make Bread Sauce 64 / Receipt for Soup as sold to ye Poor 65  To prepare Gravy for Roast meat  To preserve Strawberrys or Raspberrys in Jam 66 / Currant Jelly  Apple Fool 67 / Sauce for the Kitchen  Curacoa 68 / Eve's Pudding  To dress Spinage - for the Parlour 69 / Light Pudding 70  Port Wine Jelly 71 / 2d Rec't for Port Wine Jelly 72  Essence of Beef &c for Invalids 73  Salad Sauce 74 / receipt for Jelly 75 [H7]  Receipt for Mince Meat for Mince Pies 76 / Soda Cake 77 [both H7]  Cake 78 / Horse-raddish Sauce [both H7]  Cheese Pudding / Another receipt for Cheese Pudding / Orange Jelly 79 [all H7]  Carrot Soup without meat 80 / Lemon Puddings / Charlotte Russe 81 [all H7]  Liverpool Puddings / Pudding 82 [both H7]  Ham Toast / Beef Tea / Cabinet Puddings [all H7]  Stebbings Maceroni / Sauce for fish or cold meat / Plum Buns 83 / Cayenne Cheese [all H7]  Venice Cream 84 [H7]  Plain Plumb Cake 85 [H8]
[At this point in the book, the recipes are upside down and predominantly for home remedies. The handwriting in the first recipes is the same as that A. Beaufoy. The recipes are re-numbered from the beginning of this portion of the manuscript. No attempt has been made to correlate the hands to those of the previous recipes.]
Pasted inside the cover is a tag indicating that it is the ribbon from Mrs. Arthur Percival's cake to A.B.. The tag is signed "With / Sir William & Lady Heathcote's / Love" and bears a label from Robert & John Gunter, Confectioners, 7 Berkeley Square.
 My Father's at the Helm [poem] 86  Seasons of Prayer - on the Sabbath [poem]  For weak Persons / For a Cough / Senna Electuary / Milfoil or Yarrow made into Tea is good for bleeding innards or for Piles  Extract of Beef / Remedy for the Sic Donlereux / For an Asthma 87 [5-15] Dr. Stewart on Consumption - Mrs. Lanley Thompson's case - written by herself 88 / Mrs. Cossers Rec't for a Cough / Restorative Jelly  Walnuts Preserved as an Aperient 89 (?) / [for a cough] 90  Cholera Morbus 2d / Aloetic Pills for Irromating (?) digestion 91  For a Hoarseness / To make Ink (approved) 92 / In a Bilious Headache  Antidote to Poison 93  Cold Cream / 1st Rec. for Lavender Water & the Cost / 2d Rec't from Mrs. Tanner of a higher Price  for a warm Bath 94 / For Indigestion / Cure for a Sore Throat or Quinsey  Epsom Salts as an Alterative / Common dose of Salts / For a Weakness 95  Restorative Jelly / For a Consumption / For a Cough  To make Tinc. of Rhubarb / For Hooping Cough or oppression on the Chest 96 / In case of a Bruise apply Leaches  Gloster Jelly for sick & weak Persons 97 / Bread Jelly [26-29] Cancer 98  When the Breast & nipples are enflamed 99 / For a Scald  The West Green Rec't for Ginger Beer / For a Cough 100  To preserve & fix Chalk & Pencil Drawings  Artificial Ginger  Currant Wine 101 / For dropsical tendency  Olf. Grange Supposed cure for the ague 102 / Cholera Mo[r]bus of India 103 / Chap. Hands [36-37] of the successful method of treating the Cholera in Cold Bathfield's Prison - where out of 100 Cases, only 7 Patients were lost 104  The Speenhill Rec't for furniture Oil 105 / Dec'n of Oak Bark for Gargles & to save the effects of lying on one side during illness 106  For a Cough 107 / Almond Paste for the Hands 108  Rec't to stain Deal, for ornamental Furniture 109  [castor oil and milk] 110 / Rec't for mixing Brandy & Salt as a Medicine 111  Rec't for a Mustard Poultice / To make Saline Draught used in Fevers &c / Sperm. Ointment used for Chopt Hands &c 112  Cure for Inflamation in the Eyes - Painful  Strong Poultice for a bad Sore or Boil / Scouring Paste for Tins, &c used in the Kitchen / To make a Mustard Poultice, or Plaister 113  Rec't for a family Mixture 114  Receipt for washing Flannells without spoiling the Colour 115  Rec't for Whiting for Halls & Stoves 116 / Colodion [for bed sores] 117  An Embrocation for Bruizes - Rhumatism - & all cases of suspended Circulation 118