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The Art of Cookery, made plain and easy.

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An 18th-century cookbook including one hundred and fifty recipes and modes of cooking, as well as recipes for cosmetics and medicinal purposes.

Letter from William Clark to Jonathan Clark, 30 August 1811

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Clark writes his brother Jonathan from St. Louis about the land he wants to sell in Clark County, Indiana, and the state of his finances involving his mercantile pursuits and land. Mentions the whereabouts and health of various Clark family members,…

Letter from William Clark to Jonathan Clark, 28 May 1809

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Clark writes his brother Jonathan from St. Louis regarding plans to travel east for a visit in the fall and their likely route. He reports how Julia and Lewis are doing, including Lewis being vaccinated with the cowpox and his reaction to being…

Letter from William Clark to Jonathan Clark, 1 October 1808

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Clark writes his brother Jonathan from St. Louis that he has just returned from the Fire Prairie where he built a fort [Fort Osage]. He was ill the entire time. Introduces George Shannon who was wounded in a skirmish with the Arikara and consequently…

Letter from William Clark to Jonathan Clark, 16 December 1803

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William Clark writes to his brother Jonathan from the Corps of Discovery's first winter camp, reporting on events since parting with him below the Falls of the Ohio. He reports on an illness he has suffered, occurences at Fort Massac, the confluence…

Booklet containing record of Thomas Wallace's enslaved persons, 1819

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Record of Thomas Wallace's enslaved persons. In this booklet, he kept track of them by family, births, deaths, etc.

Letter from Walter Warfield to Richard Anderson, 28 February 1795

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Warfield writes to Anderson talking of Captain John O'Fallon's wife's illness and the treatment she must use to get better. The treatments listed include whiskey, wine, bitters, and a pill.

Letter from William Fry to Ann M. Fry, 29 January 1817

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This letter discusses how their cousin Susan had consumed too much paregoric for her cough and it "disordered her system." Also updates on the wedding of Jane Rochester.

Letter from Elijah Smith to Samuel Brown, 29 October 1820

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This letter discusses the schooling of Mary Ellis, stating "with her fortune it is imperative she receive the education and training to prepare her for society and happiness in mature life." Relates that a malignant fever has reached St. Louis,…