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Margery Pope handwritten recipe book

 Collection — Container: 1 [31151030119063], Folder: 2
Identifier: MS-0750
Margery Pope was approximately born in 1909 and apparently lived her life in and around Southampton, England during World War II. This item is a recipe book once owned by Pope and also includes loose recipes, printed and handwritten, which were previously inserted in the book's rear pocket. The notebook spans from 1938 to 1947.

Dates

  • 1938 - 1947

Creator

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Collection is open for use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Extent

0.167 Cubic Feet (1 legal size folder)

Biographical / Historical

Margery Pope was born around 1909 and apparently lived her life in and around Southampton, England. No other biographical information is available.

Scope and Contents

Rewritten from the dealer description:

This item is a recipe book once owned by Margery Pope and also includes loose recipes, printed and handwritten, which were previously inserted in the book's rear pocket. The cookery notebook was inscribed with "Margery Pope, Jan: 1938" on the inner front cover. Some of the recipes required modern cooking conveniences, so she may have had both a range or gas oven together with a more modern electric cooker. The recipe book has been tabulated for different types of cookery beginning with sections on soups, fish, meat followed by puddings, sauces, vegetables and salads, and sections on cakes and miscellaneous at the end.

In 1938, the ingredients for each recipe are fairly filling or extravagant, but once rationing occurred during World War II, such recipes as 'Tongue (pigs 1947!)' make their appearance. Pope's main standbys included soups, puddings (sago and fruit much to the fore); vegetables, however, seem to have been passed over or did not require noting down. The volume frequently includes solid looking cakes, (one of which called 'Harrods' looks a bit lighter), biscuits, and flapjacks. In 1939, all the 'Pickles and Jams' recipes were noted. The notebook spans from 1938 to 1947.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This item was purchased in February 2016 from Pickering & Chatto Rare Books.

Processing Information

This collection was processed in April 2016 by Annie Tang.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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