Edible Archives? Written by Carol Parr, Archive Volunteer

As part of my training I have been working with a book of receipts (recipes) dated 8th May 1736. The book forms part of a collection of documents from Fountains Abbey and is simply called a Book of Receipts or Prescriptions for Disease (reference WYL150/6048).  The book is handwritten and contains a compilation of approximately … Continue reading Edible Archives? Written by Carol Parr, Archive Volunteer

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The Science behind Standard Fireworks, by Ruth Bradford, Archive Volunteer

For Archives Science I have been looking at a collection of documents in relation to Standard Fireworks, a firework company founded in Huddersfield in 1890. I have sorted, catalogued and repackaged a variety of documents, from small newspaper cuttings to massive site plans. The collection includes promotional and marketing documents, site and building maps and … Continue reading The Science behind Standard Fireworks, by Ruth Bradford, Archive Volunteer

Exotic and extravagant tastes in 18th Century rural Yorkshire: A culinary perspective of Lady Sabine Winn (Nostell Priory), written by Rebecca Sheen-Meakin, Archive Volunteer

Looking through a selection of unique and detailed letters and documents from the Nostell Priory Collection, held at the West Yorkshire Archives, I had no idea where my research would lead. I was particularly interested the culinary recipe books of Lady Sabine Winn. Lady Winn (nee d’Hervart) was born in Switzerland in 1734 and married Rowland Winn … Continue reading Exotic and extravagant tastes in 18th Century rural Yorkshire: A culinary perspective of Lady Sabine Winn (Nostell Priory), written by Rebecca Sheen-Meakin, Archive Volunteer

An Anonymous Recipe Book, a blog post by Joe Grayson, Archives Volunteer

It is often easy to undervalue the benefits of living in contemporary society when it comes to looking after the household, with long queues at the Doctor’s Surgery increasingly common and a free parking space outside the shops sometimes impossible to find! Looking back to a 19th Century household account of recipes for various foods … Continue reading An Anonymous Recipe Book, a blog post by Joe Grayson, Archives Volunteer