Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

Ransom's Family Receipt Book [1894]

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The front cover of the pamphlet features a tan background with text that reads Ransom's Family Receipt Book 1894, Free To Everyone, New Every Year. A black and white drawing of a beehive is near the center of the cover. Below is an index for Receipts For Meats, Soups And Meat Sauces. At the bottom of the page is more text, D. Ransom, Son & Co., Buffalo, N.Y., Baker, Jones & Co., Printers, Buffalo, N.Y. The back cover features an advertisement for D. Ransom, Son & Co.'s Standard Family Medicines. Included is a black and white drawing of a container of Dr. A. Trask's Magnetic Ointment. The bottom third of the page includes space for dealer information: Sold By Foster & Bro., Pierceton, Inc., Pure Drugs, Medicines. An upper corner of the cover is pierced, with a string that runs through it. Inside pages include recipes (receipts) plus consumer information and advertisements for various health-related remedies.

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.

16.5 x 10.2 cm


Language: English

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Copyright: This item is in the public domain.


Citation: Ransom's Family Receipt Book [1894]. The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

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