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Folio 1, Page 12, VersoFolio 1, Page 12, VersoBlank page of a paper documentBlank page
Type:Blank page of a paper document
Subject:Blank page
Description:Blank page with 2 papers attached F1P12aR  Financial calculationF1P12aV  RecipeF1P12bR  Recipe
Folio 1. Page 11. RectoFolio 1. Page 11. RectoBlank page of a paper document with a metal pinBlank page
Type:Blank page of a paper document with a metal pin
Subject:Blank page
Description:Blank page with a metal pin in left margin
Folio 1, Page 18. VersoFolio 1, Page 18. VersoBlank page of a paper document with a pinned page at the bottomBlank Page
Type:Blank page of a paper document with a pinned page at the bottom
Subject:Blank Page
Description:Blank page with pinned paper
Folio 1, Page 19, RectoFolio 1, Page 19, RectoHand written page double pinned to blank page FIP19RRecipe for Ginger Cakes
Type:Hand written page double pinned to blank page FIP19R
Subject:Recipe for Ginger Cakes
Description:To make Ginger Cake Beat two pounds of fine loaf sugar putone pound in a Tossing pan with asmuch water as will dissolve it withone ounce of Race Ginger grated finestir them well together over a veryslow fire till the sugar begins to boilthen stir in the other pound and keepstirring it until it grows thick then takeit out of the fire then drop them in Cakesupon Earthen Dishes, set them in awarm place to dry and they will look white and be very hard and brittle [show more]
Folio 1, Page 12a, RectoFolio 1, Page 12a, RectoHandwritten page of a paper documentA price list and financial calculations in Landscape page format
Type:Handwritten page of a paper document
Subject:A price list and financial calculations in Landscape page format
Description:[Centre header pencil] 23 Veal[?] £1    –   5 Yeast                –    9 Milk             1   –    10  ½ [Right pencil list]                                 £     s     d Lozenges    1     "     - Milk            1    –    11 ½

Sage[?]       -     "     4

Honey         -     "     5 Bread          -     "     4Post            1     “     2Apples         -     "     3 Blacks          -    “      6      “                              8[Portrait view]12/  130     10   5   6         10           12 /    "  18" 10"  [Landscape view{..}/  13  {10}                  1                     51           105    "  12  " 3           104    " -13  " 6 ½             "[?]  "  18  "  6 ½[Right side list]105 "    12  " 3104 "    11  " 7 1     "     1  " 1½                 "  8             19  "  6              3  " 2 2     "    12
The lists are in pencil and the money in ink. The ink overlays the pencil list in part giving some chronology to the compilation of the entries.
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Folio 1, Page 18a, VersoFolio 1, Page 18a, VersoHandwritten page pinned to a page of a paper documentRecipe for Carrot Soup
Type:Handwritten page pinned to a page of a paper document
Subject:Recipe for Carrot Soup
Description:Carrot SoupTake 8 or 9 of the darkest & coloure’d Carrots,cut in large slices, put to them 3 Quarts of good broth/madesavoury first with Celery, Onion,Turnip, & c / let it boil enough till thecarrots are tender enough to rubthrough a tammy Cloth, when they are all rubbe’d through, set it again on thefire to boil gently for about 20 minutes: whic┌h┐will make it smooth & a proper thickness& whilst boiling add Chyan pepper to your taste- have ready some scoope’d Carrot and Turnipready boile’d & put them,in just before they go into the Tureen- It is better made the day before [show more]
Folio 1, Page 12b, RectoFolio 1, Page 12b, RectoHandwritten page pinned to a paper documentRecipe to make Jellys
Type:Handwritten page pinned to a paper document
Subject:Recipe to make Jellys
Description:A Receipt how to make JellysTo a quart of Jelly four Bottles of Mountain Wine about half a pint of Brandy seven Lemons if poor fruit Eight parethe Lemons very thin and steep the rinds in part of the Wineall Night Sugar to your taste Eight Whites of Eggs andthe Shells beaten boil it well when you take it off the Firelet it Stand a few Minnets to Settle before you pour itthrough your bagg.If I have any Lemon Wine by me I often put a little in but it will do very well without any. [show more]
Folio 1, Page14b, VersoFolio 1, Page14b, VersoHandwritten page pinned to  a paper document.

Date of page given as 1782 and quantites and cost of fruits and sugar (crossed out).
Type:Handwritten page pinned to  a paper document.

Subject:Date of page given as 1782 and quantites and cost of fruits and sugar (crossed out).
Description:1782                                          68 Qts Currants                                           1 Raspberries                                         33lb Sugar 53 Qts Cur32 Qts    8 Galls        2½ Sugar                  8       " 20lb [illeg]/             14 4lb  284/                   3 " 7                               17 " 7
Mrs Starkie

This date of 1782 is the contextual dating of the Gillespie Collection. Before pinning it to the page this item was folded in envelope style and addressed to Mrs Starkie on the outside. After many years of being flattened the creases have almost disappeared.
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Folio 1,Page 1,RectoFolio 1,Page 1,RectoHandwritten text on cover of paper documentCowslip Wine
Type:Handwritten text on cover of paper document
Subject:Cowslip Wine
Description:Cowslip wine

Lady Clive8 pecks slips &, cowslips-6 gallons of water- 14 lbs- sugar-boil the sugar & water half an hourskimming it well- then, beat up 4 whites of eggs with their shells, putthem into the water & let it boila few minutes longer- run it through a flannel bag- let itstand till is nearly the warmthof new milk- meantimes put the cowslips into a dry cask, and whenthe water & c is about milk warm pour them in with 6 spoonfulsof ale yeast stir all overall together- next morning put in the pecks


Raised (superscript) letters are lowered, contractions are expanded and 'thorn' (y) is replaced by 'th'. Struck through text is lined through.
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Handmade pinHandmade pinMetal pinInformation on pins
Type:Metal pin
Subject:Information on pins
Description:

The metal pin illustrated was once the only way, that did not involve cutting and folding, to join items of paper together. Staples and paper clips did not exist.

Pins and Needles were made in water powered mills in a difficult process to produce quality products. Until the patenting of a fully mechanised process in around 1824 they were very expensive.

The wire the pins were made from was drawn through metal dyes according to the thickness required and cut to length. Each item had to be sharpened by hand and a neck made at the other end.

Children, who had small hands, were employed to wind fine wire around the neck to make the head, which was cut and soldered into place. The product was tinned using molten metal and then placed into drums to tumble them smooth and to polish them.

Putting the items into folded paper packages was a manufacturing process that came later. Prior to that they were sold by item or weight.

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