[n.p. 1878]. 3" x 4-3/4". pp. Bound in leather covered paper wraps [piece of leather torn from front wrap], blue lined pages. Completed in ink and pencil manuscript. 16pp are filled with recipes for dyes and medicinal treatments, 9pp [written beginning at the other wrapper] contain short diary entries [March 1 - April 13, 1878], a handful of pages blank or with numerical figures or scribbles. Two early small newspaper recipes glued in. Scattered foxing and spotting, light wear. Good+.
Recipes include blue, yellow, green, and black dyes; liniment made with ale and one with vinegar; cough medicinal; Cholera medicine; hard soap; Granny Trips sarsaparilla, troches; paste for having had stepped on a dirty nail; poison treatment; and what to feed young turkeys [custard, scalded egg bread, buttermilk, etc.].
Diary entries are brief: Papa and Eddie tapping maple trees, Ned has run away, Mr. Corning is here, went to East Chatham to go to church; got the building insured, Rachel got some kittens; Mama and Papa visited Mr. Primton's, went to Mr. Ford's funeral. Item #35718