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Crochet patterns album

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0588


A manuscript album of crochet patterns, recipes, bits of prose, and a list of marriages and deaths compiled by Harriet Anna Winder of Burnham (near Maidenhead) in Dec. 1855. A small history of the founding of Burnham is also included. Neatly written on c62ff (including some blanks), and with one small crochet example loosely inserted. The journal itself is of contemporary half morocco, with marbled boards. There is a slight wear to the head and tail of the spine, but it is otherwise in excellent condition.


  • Creation: 1855


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A journal from 1855 filled with detailed instructions on how to knit crochet patterns. It is also filled with recipes for desserts, wines, and salves common during the time period. Towards the back of the journal are recordings of marriages and deaths in the span of about 10 or so years (1852-1865).


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