Nelly Custis Lewis's Housekeeping Book

Nelly Custis Lewis's Housekeeping Book

By: Brady Schmit, Patricia (Editor and Introduction)

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131 pages with Glossary, Bibliography, and Index. Contents include: The Housekeeping Book, Household Management and Cookery, Medical Practices, Clothing and Clothes Care, Household and Hobby Products, Modern Methods, Editorial Methods, Recipe Listings, and Recipes. Nice, clean copy in a Mylar jacket protector. From the dust jacket: "Nelly Custis Lewis, George Washington's adopted daughter, for over thirty years was the mistress of Woodlawn, a large and elegant Virginia plantation. Plantations were virtually self-sufficient, so that recipes for household cleaners, home remedies, and the care and dyeing of clothing, were essential for such a large household. The lady of the plantation was also responsible for providing huge and varied meals in pre-refrigeration days. During the 1830s, Mrs. Lewis kept the housekeeping book presented here. It is a collection of recipes and remedies which is interesting for its reflection of nineteenth-century plantation life. Many of the recipes may also be used with success today."

Title: Nelly Custis Lewis's Housekeeping Book

Author: Brady Schmit, Patricia (Editor and Introduction)

Categories: Early American,

Edition: Third Printing

Publisher: New Orleans, The Historic New Orleans Collection and Somogy Art Publisher: 1982

ISBN: 0917860098

ISBN 13: 9780917860096

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 10203