Item #11437 Manuscript Recipe Book and Scrapbook Compiled by Leah Patton of Salem, Oregon
Manuscript Recipe Book and Scrapbook Compiled by Leah Patton of Salem, Oregon
Manuscript Recipe Book and Scrapbook Compiled by Leah Patton of Salem, Oregon
Manuscript Recipe Book and Scrapbook Compiled by Leah Patton of Salem, Oregon
Manuscript Recipe Book and Scrapbook Compiled by Leah Patton of Salem, Oregon
Manuscript Recipe Book and Scrapbook Compiled by Leah Patton of Salem, Oregon
Manuscript Recipe Book and Scrapbook Compiled by Leah Patton of Salem, Oregon
Manuscript Recipe Book and Scrapbook Compiled by Leah Patton of Salem, Oregon

Manuscript Recipe Book and Scrapbook Compiled by Leah Patton of Salem, Oregon

Salem, Oregon: 1899 to 1920s. Ledger binding of gilt accented red morocco, 9 x 6", containing 284 numbered pages, of which 88 contain manuscript recipes, with three additional recipes laid in. Manuscript index present at end, and various pasted in culinary clippings and ephemera laid in. Inscribed "Mrs. E.C. Patton Salem, Or January 12, 1899 Receipts Etc Etc". A manuscript cookbook and scrapbook compiled by Leah Orsella Guiss Patton (1869-1927). Born in New Washington, Ohio, Patton moved with her family to Woodburn, Oregon in the early 1870s. In 1893, she married Edwin Cooke Patton, a Salem opera manager and stage musician, and a member of a pioneering local family. This manuscript cookbook begins in the 1890s and continues throughout the first decades of the 20th century, possibly concluding with Patton's 1927 death. It includes recipes for bran bread, Spanish Macaroni, salmon souffle, rocky road, chili con carne, pine apple sponge, olive oil pickles, and more. It also includes recipes contributed by friends or family of Patton. For instance, there are two letters laid into the journal, and one postcard pasted in, all containing recipes contributed by friends. One four page letter, sent to Patton in 1909 from "Mrs. Miller" of Woodburn, Oregon, responds to a Halloween Card Patton sent requesting a recipe for pumpkin pie. The second letter contains an orange cream recipe, and the postcard, sent from Portland in 1913, contains a tapioca pudding recipe. Binding loose, with staining and soiling to pages, disbound, with spine chipped, crude clear tape repairs over spine. Item #11437

Price: $750.00

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