Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

Ransom's Family Receipt Book, Free To Everyone


The front cover reads, "It contains many cooking, coloring, painting, and miscellaneous receipts - A calendar, interest and other rules - And many facts worth knowing. New Every Year." The center of the cover has a small beehive. Victorian decorations are in each corner. The title and illustrations are framed by two thin black lines. Orange-brown stock. The back has a calendar and a promo for "D. Ransom, Son, and Co. Celebrated Family Medicines sold by Knight and Dakin, Sharon, Conn., Dealers in Pure Drugs. Medicines. Perfumery. Toilet and Fancy Articles. And all Druggists' Sundries." Index for receipts from 1883 to 1885 on back end page.

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Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Printer: Baker, Jones, and Co., Printers (Buffalo, N.Y.)

Brand Name: Dr. Ransom's Medicines

Publisher: D. Ransom, Son and Co. (Buffalo, N.Y.)


32 p.

16.2 x 10.2 cm


Language: English

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Copyright: This item is in the public domain.


Citation: Ransom's Family Receipt Book, Free To Everyone. The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

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