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Guide to the Eleanor King commonplace book, 1781-1783

Abstract

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.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
King, Eleanor.
Title
Eleanor King commonplace book 1781-1783
Language of Materials
English
Extent
0.2 linear feet
Location
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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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Contents of the Collection

Historical Note

Eleanor King, possibly of Liverpool, England.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

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

Provenance

Purchase, 2000

Processing Information

Processed by: Noah Huffman, September 2010

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, September 2010

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.