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Martha Lloyd’s recipe book

Martha Lloyd’s recipe book

Martha Lloyd’s recipe book is a handwritten book of recipes.

This item, popularly known as Martha Lloyd’s recipe book, is a handwritten book of recipes. It was compiled by Martha Lloyd, friend and sister in law, of Jane Austen.

Martha lived with the Austen women, first in Southampton, and then in their home at Chawton. She continued the book in Portsmouth, after she married Francis Austen, Jane’s brother.

She collected recipes from friends and family as well as using her own. As well as recipes for food it has cures for illnesses and directions for making items such as cold cream.

Quick Facts

  • Made of leather (cover) and paper
  • Made in the early decades of !9th century
  • Written by Martha Lloyd
  • Accession number CHWJA:JAHB34

Facts

  • Martha Lloyd’s recipe book also contains a remedy for the cure of mad dog.

Did you know?

This book was featured on the BBC Antiques Road Show.

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Martha Lloyd’s recipe book
Martha Lloyd’s recipe book

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