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Processing the Educational Cookery Collection, Part 3

As promised, this week we’re at the end of processing the Educational Cookery Collection (yay)! And, I remembered to take pictures while I was working on the collection this week, so there are plenty of visuals below! After all that alphabetical sorting last week, I ended up with a stack of 16 folders that look, …

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Processing the Educational Cookery Collection, Part 1

Over the last few years, we’ve talked about and around the idea of education when it comes to cookery. We’ve profiled women who started, trained, and/or taught at cookery schools; talked about the more community-based networks and community-learned skills; and shared PLENTY of recipes and advice for household management. We received a collection this week …

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Women’s History Month, Part 21: Mrs. D. A. Lincoln (1884-1921)

Earlier this month, I had one book from our profiled woman this week on display. It was part of Women’s History Month exhibit and was placed, strategically, with the works of three other women: Fannie Merritt Farmer, Maria Parloa, and Janet McKenzie Hill. Like those three, Mary Johnson Bailey Lincoln (aka Mrs. D. A. Lincoln) … Continue reading Women’s History Month, Part 21: Mrs. D. A. Lincoln (1884-1921) Continue reading

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Women’s History Month Profiles, Part 4: Janet McKenzie Hill (1852-1933)

The last week of March has arrived, leaving us time to meet one more lady of influence from the late 19th and early 20th century–Janet McKenzie Hill. Born in Massachusetts in 1852, Janet McKenzie finished her education and began working as an assistant teacher. She married Benjamin Hill in 1873. She later attended the Boston […] Continue reading

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Women’s History Month Profiles, Part 2: Fannie Merritt Farmer (1857-1915)

Fannie Merritt Farmer was born in Massachusetts in 1857. After suffering a stroke at the age of 16, she took up cooking during her recovery in her parents’ home. In 1887, she began studying at the Boston Cooking School. She studied there until 1889, then worked as the assistant director and later, the principal after […] Continue reading

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