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Guide to the Eleanor King commonplace book, 1781-1783

Summary

Eleanor King, possibly of Liverpool, England. Commonplace book, 13 pages; 31 cm x 19 cm, dated 1781-1784, kept by Eleanor King. The book contains poems--some original, others attributed--interspersed with cooking and medicinal recipes. King typically signs her name and gives the dates with each entry. Recipes range from "Raison Wine," to "Sherif Cake," to her "Elixer of Health." One poem, possibly written by King, is devoted to the pleasures of breastfeeding and is titled: "On Seeing a Lady Nursing her own Child." The commonplace book once included several other pages which were cut away from the book at an early date.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.00782
Title
Eleanor King commonplace book
Date
1781-1783
Creator
King, Eleanor
Extent
0.2 Linear Feet
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Commonplace book, 13 pages; 31 cm x 19 cm, dated 1781-1784, kept by Eleanor King. The book contains poems--some original, others attributed--interspersed with cooking and medicinal recipes. King typically signs her name and gives the dates with each entry. Recipes range from "Raison Wine," to "Sherif Cake," to her "Elixer of Health." One poem, possibly written by King, is devoted to the pleasures of breastfeeding and is titled: "On Seeing a Lady Nursing her own Child." The commonplace book once included several other pages which were cut away from the book at an early date.

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[Identification of item], in the Eleanor King commonplace book, 1781-1783, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

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Historical Note

Eleanor King, possibly of Liverpool, England.


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Provenance

Purchase, 2000

Processing Information

Processed by: Noah Huffman, September 2010

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, September 2010