Manuscripts Division
William L. Clements Library
University of Michigan

Finding aid for
Mrs. Goodfellow and Others Recipes, undated

Finding aid created by
Meg Hixon, December 2012

Summary Information
Title: Mrs. Goodfellow and Others recipes
Creator: Anonymous
Inclusive dates: undated
Extent: 1 volume
This volume contains a collection of manuscript recipes for various foods. Some of the recipes are attributed to "Mrs. Goodfellow."
Language: The material is in English
Repository: William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan
909 S. University Ave.
The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190
Phone: 734-764-2347
Web Site:

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

1991. M-2623b.

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.


Copyright status is unknown

Processing Information:

Cataloging funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC). This collection has been processed according to minimal processing procedures and may be revised, expanded, or updated in the future.

Preferred Citation:

Mrs. Goodfellow and Others Recipes, William L. Clements Library, The University of Michigan


The book contains recipes in many different hands. The first 9 pages are "Mrs. Goodfellow's Receipts" and other recipes are attributed to various persons.

Collection Scope and Content Note

This volume (102 pages with around 10 blank pages) contains a collection of manuscript recipes. Some of the recipes are attributed to "Mrs. Goodfellow" and others to Mrs. Wigmore, Dr. Kitchener, B.S. Emlen, and several persons represented by their initials.

The recipes on pages 1-9 are labeled "Mrs. Goodfellow's Receipts," but whether or not this is the same Mrs. Goodfellow who was the author of Mrs. Goodfellow's Cookery as It Should Be (1865) is unknown. The recipes are for numerous types of foods, such as fruits, vegetables, sauces, desserts, meats, fish, and alcoholic brews. While recipes for baked goods and sweets predominate, the volume also contains instructions for pickling items ranging from "cucumber mangoes" to oysters. Some foods are represented by multiple recipes; for example, the book has more than one recipe for doughnuts, "cold slaw," and biscuits, as well as receipts for 25 puddings of various types. The titles also reveal both English and American influences, such as "Indian Pickle," "Green Corn Pudding," and "Federal Cake" (American); and "Maids of Honour," "A Trifle," and "Yorkshire Pudding" (English).

The authors made notes for housekeeping methods and 2 medical concoctions, a general ointment and an allspice-based tea intended to treat the "summer complaint." The endpapers have pasted newspaper clippings with information about tomatoes; recipes for catsup, tomato pickles, and "Indian muffins;" and instructions for making a cement for pottery, a dye, and a cure for colic.

Subject Terms

    • Cooking, American.
    • Cooking, British.
    • Formulas, recipes, etc.
    • Medicine--Formulae, receipts, prescriptions.
    Genre Terms:
    • Cookbooks.
    • Recipes.
    Contents List
    Container / Location Title
    Volume   1  
    Mrs. Goodfellow and Others receipes,  undated [series]
    Additional Descriptive Data

    A recipe index for this volume is available in the Manuscripts Division.