The Huntroyd Receipts. Loose slips.

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The Huntroyd Receipts. Loose slips.


Medicines and receipts or recipes. Items of interest.

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These pages and slips of paper form a further selection of items that were inserted loosely inside the folios. Some were pinned inside but with the passage of time the pins have fallen out and become lost.
Some are folded tightly and at some stage were carried around in a bag, perhaps, and are dog eared and worn along the creases and slightly dirtied.
Some are jottings on the backs of  invoices and one is an envelope revealing the date 1808 which is our cut-off date for the collection.
They are not necessarily written by Charlotte and different writing styles are apparent.

They are a wonderful addendum to the whole book.


Folios 1 and 2


Gillespie family


1782 to 1808


Site licence


Handwritten loose item


Paper document

Collection Items

Slip 4. Page 1. Recto
Laxative absorbant mixturePut one dram of magnesia alba in a mortarwith 10 or 12 grains of the best Turkey rhubarband add to them 3 ounces of common Water; simplecinnamon water & syrup of sugar, of each oneounce.As most diseases of Infants are…

Slip 3
Lavender Waterbest rectified Spirits of wine 1 QuartOil of Lavender half an ounceEssence of Ambergrease 1 scruple- mixe’d well together, corke’d down close& let to stand 2 months before it is used-Lip Salve Steep a pennyworth of Alkanet root in 2…

Slip 2
Soup MeagreTake 4 large Onions, 4 Cucumbers, cut rhem in slices, 4 lettucescut into Quarter, or less if you like it, 2 pints of pease, & a ¼ lb of Butter, put them all into a Stewpan & stew them over a slow fire un‘till they are tender- take…

Slip 1
For ChilblainsTake of the best and sharpest white Wine & Spirits of Wine of each half a PintAlum half an Ounce in Powder.Mix them together. Wash the parts affected twice or three times a Day
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