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Receipt Book [manuscript] 1848.

Rice, Mary Ragland Stamps; Alfred Henry Byrd Endowment Fund
Format
Manuscript/Archive
Language
English
Summary
Cookbook for the plantation known as "The Oaks," (originally known as "South Isle" plantation) in Charlotte County, Virginia. The recipes were compiled by Mary Rice and include details for creating dyes, baking, cooking, making syrups and catsup, concocting remedies to heal various ailments, and household tips such as repairing broken china. Covers all aspects of running a plantation (house, garden, fields, and stables).
The last few pages contain records of plantation slaves, including 65 entries of slave births (and some deaths) noting the mother's and children's names and date. Three of the slaves listed, Lethe, Viny, and Aunt Chany, are mentioned in an 1845 letter that appears in "My Day: Reminiscences of a Long Life" published in 1909 by Mary Rice's niece, Mrs. Roger A. Pryor (maiden name: Sara Agnes Rice).
Description
32 p.; 19.4 x 15.4 cm
Cite as
Mary Ragland Stamps Rice, Receipt book, 1848, Accession #15794, Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.
Local Notes
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Byrd Fund, 2014/2015.
Biographical Note
Mary Ragland Stamps was born in 1811 and married Dr. Izard Bacon Rice 1830.
Technical Details
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    a| 32 f| p.; c| 19.4 x 15.4 cm
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    a| Cookbook for the plantation known as "The Oaks," (originally known as "South Isle" plantation) in Charlotte County, Virginia. The recipes were compiled by Mary Rice and include details for creating dyes, baking, cooking, making syrups and catsup, concocting remedies to heal various ailments, and household tips such as repairing broken china. Covers all aspects of running a plantation (house, garden, fields, and stables).
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    a| The last few pages contain records of plantation slaves, including 65 entries of slave births (and some deaths) noting the mother's and children's names and date. Three of the slaves listed, Lethe, Viny, and Aunt Chany, are mentioned in an 1845 letter that appears in "My Day: Reminiscences of a Long Life" published in 1909 by Mary Rice's niece, Mrs. Roger A. Pryor (maiden name: Sara Agnes Rice).
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    a| Mary Ragland Stamps Rice, Receipt book, 1848, Accession #15794, Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.
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    a| Mary Ragland Stamps was born in 1811 and married Dr. Izard Bacon Rice 1830.
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    a| SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Byrd Fund, 2014/2015.
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    a| 10
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    a| Chany c| (Prince William County, Va. slave)
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    a| Lethe c| (Prince William County, Va. slave)
    600
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    a| Viny c| (Prince William County, Va. slave)
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    a| Rice, Mary Ragland Stamps, d| 1811-1896.
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    a| Oaks (Estate : Charlotte County, Va.)
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    a| Slaves z| Virginia z| Charlotte County.
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    a| Slave records z| Virginia z| Charlotte County.
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    a| Plantations z| Virginia z| Charlotte County.
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    a| Cooking, American.
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    a| Formulas, recipes, etc.
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    a| Charlotte County (Va.) x| History.
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    a| MSS 15794 w| ALPHANUM i| X031596021 l| STACKS m| SPEC-COLL t| MANUSCRIPT
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