Ransom's Family Receipt Book 
The front cover reads, "It contains besides cooking, receipts, pages for Invalids (26), painting (29), weights and measures (30) antidotes for poison (32) - a calendar (32) - 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 is a promo for Dr. Ransom, Son, and Co.'s Standard Family Medicines. Hive Syrup and Tolu, Magnetic Balm, Dermador, King of the Blood, and Magnetic Ointment. "Sold by Fildew and Millman, St. Johns, Mich. Pure Drugs, Medicines, Books, Stationary, Toilet and Fancy Goods, Choice Wines, Liquors, etc. for Medical Use, and all Druggists' Sundries."
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.)
16.2 x 10.2 cm
Copyright: This item is in the public domain.
Citation: Ransom's Family Receipt Book . The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at http://www.lib.msu.edu/exhibits/sliker/detail.jsp?id=1210