Margery Pope handwritten recipe book
- 1938 - 1947
- Pope, Margery, approximately 1909- (Person)
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Collection is open for use.
Conditions Governing Use
0.167 Cubic Feet (1 legal size folder)
Biographical / Historical
Scope and Contents
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
Part of the Special Collections Repository
The Sheridan Libraries
3400 N Charles St
Baltimore MD 21218 USA