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Martha Lloyd's household book : the original manuscript from Jane Austen's kitchen

Title
Martha Lloyd's household book : the original manuscript from Jane Austen's kitchen / introduced with annotated transcription by Julienne Gehrer ; foreword by Deidre Le Faye.
Publication
Oxford : Bodleian Library in association with Jane Austen's House, 2021.

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Description
xiv, 172 pages : color illustrations, color map, facsimiles; 23 cm
Subject
Genre/Form
  • Early works.
  • History.
  • Biographies.
Note
  • Statement of responsibility from cover.
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Martha Lloyd in her own light -- Martha's household book in historical context -- Unique details of Martha's book -- Making connections to Jane Austen -- Martha Lloyd's household book -- Reader's guide & annotated transcription.
Call Number
JFE 21-7684
ISBN
  • 9781851245604
  • 185124560X
OCLC
1247943950
Title
Martha Lloyd's household book : the original manuscript from Jane Austen's kitchen / introduced with annotated transcription by Julienne Gehrer ; foreword by Deidre Le Faye.
Publisher
Oxford : Bodleian Library in association with Jane Austen's House, 2021.
Type of Content
text
still image
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary
This is the first facsimile publication of 'Martha Lloyd's Household Book', the manuscript cookbook of Jane Austen's closest friend. Martha's notebook is reproduced in a colour facsimile section with complete transcription and detailed annotation. Introductory chapters discuss its place among other household books of the eighteenth century. 0Martha Lloyd befriended a young Jane Austen and later lived with Jane, her sister Cassandra and their mother at the cottage in Chawton, Hampshire, where Jane wrote or revised her novels. Martha later married into the Austen family. Her collection features recipes and remedies handwritten during a period of over thirty years and includes the only surviving recipes from Mrs Austen and Captain Francis Austen, Jane's mother and brother. There are many connections between Martha's book and Jane Austen's writing, including white soup from 'Pride and Prejudice' and the author's favourites - toasted cheese and mead. The family, culinary and literary connections detailed in the introductory chapters of this work give a fascinating perspective on the time and manner in which both women lived, thanks to this extraordinary artefact passed down through the Austen family.
Chronological Term
1700-1799
Added Author
Gehrer, Julienne, writer of added commentary.
Lloyd, Martha. Household book.
Research Call Number
JFE 21-7684
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