The Housekeepers Companion Book Victorian Toilette and Etiquette.
This absolutely scarce and huge compilation of work contains just about any and everything a woman would need to run her home. Dated 1883, it is entitled The Housekeeper’s Companion, a Practical Receipt Book and Household Physician with Much Other Valuable Information. It is a First Edition. It starts off with etiquette and cook book recipes, then encompasses the toilette, medical needs, household pets, and more. There are sections on bandaging, drowning, hysteria, venereal disease, embalming, courting and bridal etiquette. You name it, it’s in here! Often this was the only source for miles around for women to consult on many topics, as families were sometimes miles from town, both for the nearest doctor and conveniences.
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On Courtship: By the custom of society, man has been awarded the privilege of making the first advance towards matrimony, it is the safest and happiest way for woman to leave the matter entirely in his hands. She should be so educated as to consider that the great end of existence may be equally attained in married or single life; and that no union but the most perfect one is at all desirable. Matrimony should be considered as an incident in life, which, if it comes at all, must come without any contrivance of yours; and, therefore, you may safely put aside all thoughts of it till someone forces the subject upon your notice by professions of a particular interest in you. Lively, ingenious, conversable, charming girls often spoil into dull, bashful, silent young ladies, and all because their heads are full of nonsense about beaux and lovers. They have a thousand thoughts and feelings which they would be ashamed to confess, though not ashamed to entertain; and their preoccupation with a subject which they had better let entirely alone prevents their being the agreeable and rational companions of the gentlemen of their acquaintance, which they were designed to be. Women are happily endowed with a sense of propriety and a natural modesty which will generally guide them aright in their intercourse with the other sex, and the more perfectly well-bred and discreet you are in your intercourse with female friends, the easier it will be*for you to acquit yourself well with your male ones. As soon as young ladies go into general society, they are liable to receive attentions that indicate a particular regard, and long before they are really old enough to form any such ties, often receive matrimonial overtures; it is, therefore, highly necessary to know how to treat them.
On Etiquette and Dress After Marriage: No particular dress is required on the days the newly-married pair receive their friends. If it be winter, a rich silk or velvet dress, made high like a morning one, would be an appropriate attire for the lady. If it be summer, a light silk or barage would be suitable, but no flowers should be worn in the hair, though lace lappets and velvet bows are admissible. Wedding cake and wine should be handed to all comers. This is generally the only form in which wedding cake is distributed to one's friends in London. Persons in the country, not being able to assemble their friends so easily, still maintain the old custom of sending parcels of wedding cake to all the near connections of the family; or, if they receive, pieces of cake are, nevertheless, dispatched to distant friends and relatives. Some Londoners send cake to their country connections, but far the larger portion neglect this friendly old custom. Formerly, the cake was passed through the wedding ring, or the charm was not complete; but this antiquated piece of superstition is now discarded, or, at most, would only be found in existence in some old farm house remote from town. The visits may be returned at the end of above a week or ten days. At the parties the young couple may attend during the first month, there is nothing inappropriate in the bride's wearing some little badge of her new state, such as a dress looped up with orange flowers or a few orange blossoms in her hair. A new-married couple are not expected to give parties at their house for the first year; but after that time they must no longer play the part of exceptional beings, but give and take, as others. As to the dress of a young matron, we expect it to be somewhat richer than that of an unmarried girl.
To Test the Purity of the Atmosphere: Fill a glass tumbler with lime water, and place in any convenient position. The rapidity at which a pellicle forms on its surface corresponds to the amount of carbonic acid, or foul air, present in the atmosphere that surrounds it.
On Ice Cream and Ices:
Freezing of Ice Cream and Ices.— With a patent freezer, ice cream and ices can be prepared with less trouble than puff paste. The essential points are the. use of rock-salt, and pounding the ice into small bits. Set the freezer in the centre of the tub. Put a layer of ice three inches deep, then of salt, and so on till the tub is full, ending with ice. Put in the cream, and turn for ten minutes, or till you can not turn the beater. Then take off the cover, scrape down the sides, and beat like cake for at least five minutes. Pack the tub again, having let off all water; cover with a piece of old carpet. If molds are used, fill as soon as the cream is frozen; pack them full of it, and lay in ice and salt. When ready to turn out, dip in warm water a moment. Handle gently and serve at once.
On a Newborn child:
Management of the New-born Infant. — As soon as the child is born, it should be turned with its face upward, so that it shall be insured breathing room. Care must be taken to pass the navel-string over the child's head, if it be twisted round its neck, otherwise it may be strangled thereby. It should then be separated from its mother by first tying and then dividing the navel-string. The first step, the tying, may be done by any strong ligature. Usually half a dozen brown threads are used to tie the cord with, but a piece of twine or tape will do just as well. The cord or navel-string must be tied firmly in two places-^first, about two inches from the child, and then two inches further, and then by a sharp pair of scissors divided between the ligatures.
In the preceding remarks it has been assumed that medical attendance is not to be had. If it be expected in a reasonable time, and the child is born before the arrival of the medical man, all that will be required will be to secure its being able to breathe freely. An infant may be left alone for an hour or two under these circumstances without its incurring harm.
When the child has been expelled and separated, firm pres- sure should be made on the lower part of the abdomen, the hand grasping the large tumor of the emptied womb. Steady pressure being made firmly in a direction downward and back- ward, the tumor will be felt to decrease in size, and at the same time the after-birth will be expelled. When this has taken place the labor is finished, and the best thing for the woman is then to let her alone to rest for a couple of hours. She should on no account be suffered to rise up quickly in bed, as by reason of the recent diminution of the contents of the abdomen, she is peculiarly liable to faint on sitting up. If the labor has been long and exhaustive, a moderate stimulant such as a glass of wine, or of brandy and water, should be given.
At the end of two hours after the labor, the patient's clothes, etc., should be changed, and a broad binder or band- age pinned round the abdomen, not tightly, but only so as to give the feeling of a comfortable degree of support.
On Female Complaints:
Female Complaints. — Pills to Promote Menstrual Secretion. — Take pills of aloes and myrrh, 4 drachms; com- pound iron pills, 280 grains. Mix, and form into 100 pills. Dose 2, twice a day.
For Obstructed Menstruation. — Sulphate of iron, 60 grains; potassa (sub. carb.), 60 grains; myrrh, 2 drachms. Make them into three and one-half-grain pills; two to be taken three times a day, in the absence of fever. For painful men- struation, take pulverized rhei, 2 drachms; pulverized jalap, 2 drachms; pulverized opium, 2 drachms; syrup of poppies to mix. Divide into 200 pills, and tak€ night and morning. To check immoderate flow: Tincture of ergot, i ounce; liquor of ammonia, 3 drachms. Mix. Dose teaspoonful in water three times a day.
On the Medicinal Property of Eggs:
Eggs. — For the same reason the white of eggs, which com- sists wholly of albumen, is a most excellent medium of nutri- ment, where, for any reason, beef tea cannot be given. The white of egg stirred into cold or lukewarm milk can often be given to children or other patients who refuse beef tea. It is tasteless and colorless, therefore its presence can be disguised; whereas the yolk of egg contains fatty matters with albumea, and is easily recognized by the child both from its color and its flavor.
Etiquette Care of the Hands:
The Hands. — A fine hand contributes greatly to the ele- gance of the personal appearance. Its shape depends, of course, in a great measure, upon physical conformation, though, doubt- lessly, exertion early in life, such as continual musical practice, may disturb its symmetry. We refer more especially to the harp, which makes the fingers crooked and render their tips hard and thick. This may also apply to many kinds of me- chanical employment and manual labor. A white, soft hand, small in proportion to the height of the person, moderately muscular, with slender, straight fingers, and well-formed, trans- parent nails, is, perhaps, as near the standard of beauty as any given outline can be.
The texture and color of the skin, and the appearance of the nails, show how much care and culture the possessor has bestowed upon them, and, consequently, may be regarded as evidence of his or her taste. To preserve the hands soft and white, they should be washed with fine soap in warm water, and carefully dried with a moderately coarse towel. The rub- bing should excite a brisk circulation, which alone will pro- mote a soft and transparent surface. The palm of the hand and the tips of the fingers should be of the color of the inner leaves of a moss rose, with the blue veins distinctly visible. The transparency of the nails may be preserved by the use of a firm brush, and the skin which encroaches upon the fine circle forming their base may be pushed back by a firm towel while the hand is wet. The nails worn moderately long form not only a protection to the fingers, as intended by nature, but look graceful and finished. Exposed, as the hands often are in accidental pursuits, to discoloration, their whiteness may, for the time, be restored by a little lemon juice, and, when washing, by the use of lemon soap. In preserving the delicacy of the hands almond paste will be found serviceable and agree- able. Gloves should always be worn on exposure to the at- mosphere, and are graceful at all times for a lady in the house, except at meals.
On Care of the Lips:
The Lips. — The thinness of the skin which forms the outward covering of the lips, although contributing in itself to their peculiar beauty, renders them particularly susceptible of injury from cold; and chaps and excoriation from this cause are to many ladies a constant source of annoyance during winter. Otherwise the lips are almost independent of assist- ance from the toilette. When tenderness of the face and lips occurs from taking exercise in cold weather, and the skin is rendered rough, though not actually broken, a little cold cream is a most soothing application on returning to the house, as it immediately allays the smarting and restores the natural smoothness to the surface. Cold cream, for this particular purpose, should be prepared thus:
Melt two ounces of the finest white wax with eight ounces of oil of almonds over a very slow fire, and add gradually half a pint of distilled rose water, stirring it until cold. By gentle- men who are habitually exposed to the action of the atmo- sphere the following lip salve will be found most useful as a prophylactic against the effects of frost: Take four ounces of the oil of almonds, one ounce of spermaceti, and one drachm of prepared suet, with any simple vegetable coloring according to fancy; simmer these until thoroughly mingled; as soon as taken off the fire stir into the mixture fifteen drops of tincture of capsicum, and, when nearly cold, twenty drops of oil of rhodium.
A pleasing and efficacious lip salve is made thus: Put four ounces of the best olive oil into a wide-mouthed bottle, with one ounce of alkanet root well bruised, stop the bottle care- fully, and place it in the heat of the sun until the color be- comes a rich crimson; then strain the oil into a pipkin, with two ounces each of fine white wax and new lamb suet; melt the whole slowly, and, when almost cold, add six drops of attar of roses, carefully stirred in, and put the salve up in small ivory pots. The use of cayenne losenges deepens the natural crimson of the lips; the effect of this carminative preparation upon the stomach and the breath are at the same time correc- tive and grateful, and it should be had immediate recourse to upon the slightest symptom of sore throat. The habit of smoking, now so generally adopted by gentlemen, is a decided enemy both to the color and the contour of the lips. Nor are these its only evils. In the first place, the stem of the pipe is very liable to excoriate the lips by its unyielding harshness, when, if not laid aside for the time, a painful and obstinate sore may be the result; as, among other causes of irritation, lead enters largely into the glazing portion of the stem, and its dele- terious qualities are now too well known to require to be partic- ularized here. Besides the disfiguring effects of a recent sore upon the lip, permanent disease may be reasonably dreaded, since a reference to any medical gentleman will confirm the startling truth that in a large proportion of cases of cancer oc- curring in the face and throat among the poorer classes, the first indication of the disease may be clearly traced to the ob- stinate excoriation caused by the use of a tobacco pipe.
The index covers several pages:
INDEX; Etiquette. Amusements, places of 18 At church Sad practices..... T' Breath, the 70 Bridal breakfast 51 Bridal ceremony 61 Bridal dress 52 Bridal etiquette 50 Bridal gifts 50 Bridesmaids 51 Church at 20 Correspondence 40 Courtship 47 Dinners, dressing for hotel 84 Dress, bridal 52 Dressing for hotel dinners 84 Etiquette 17 Etiquette and dress after marriage .... 53 Etiquette, outdoor IT Evening parties 55 Feet, the 64 Gentlemen, obligations to 89 Gifts, bridal. 50 Hair, the , 73 Hotel dinners, dressing for 84 Ups, the 71 Marriage, etiquette and dress after... 53 Mouth, the 70 Obligations to gentlemen 29 Outdoor etiquette....... 17 Parties, evening 66 Places of amusement 18 Presents 81 Teeth, the ..a..... 67 Toilette, the 63 Visited, the 84 Visiting , 81 Visitors «6 Household* Almond cake 206 Ants, to get rid of 220,222 Apples (dried) pies 195 Apple dumpling 198 Apple pies ,.. .......196 Artichokes 183 Asparagus 180 Atmosphere, to test purity of 209 Bacon, to fry or boil 161 Bass, striped 110 Beans and corn, succotash 180 Beans an pork 163 Beans, green 180 Beans, Lima 181 Beans, shelled 183 Beans, string ;13B Bedbugs, cure for 235 Beef 180,145 Beef and onion stew ,13^ Beef, boullion 133 Beef, corned 13^ Beef, hashed Beef heart Beef, remains of roast 145 Beef, soup with vegetables igg Beef, spiced 144 Beefsteaks 135 Beefsteaks, fried Beef, to boil pickled 145 Beef, to choose Beef to ague 13c Beef, to roast Beef, to stew ; 135 Beef, to stew a round 13^ Beetles, to kill 21? Beets .17$ Berry pie Beverages and condiments .10c Birds 4g Birds, to pot .155 Biscuit, milk 191 Biscuit or bread cake.. 1 .189 Black bean soup .112 Black fish stewed. 1 Black fish, to fry . ng Bluing 221 Boar d, cleaning .210 Boiled meats and stews 13$ Boiled or roast chickens 148 Boiling meats .145 Brains, to make a dish of calf's 141 Brass, to clean Sis Bread .186 Bread, brown .186 Bread, cake 01 biscuit 189 Bread, corn .188 Bread, graham 186 Bread-making and flour 18* Bread, rye 18$ Bread, to make twist 188 Bread, wheat and Indian 188 Breakfast, for 87 Bride cake, rich. 205 Brittania metal, to clean 219 Bronze, to clean 21$ Buns, common..... 191 Cabbage 17* Cabbage jelly 182 Cabbage, to prepare the 165 Cake, Icing for 206 Cake, Indian griddle 188 Cake, Johnny 188 Cake, loaf 205 Cake, molasses cup....; 20? Cake, plum..,. ...26?. Cake, pound **£ Cake, rich bride 205 Cake, soft gingerbread 202 Cake, spice 202 Cake, sponge 203 Cake, to ice or frost 205 Cake, wedding 204 Cake, wine 202 Cakes 202 Cakes, almond 206 Cakes, common cup 203 Cakes, currant short 206 Cakes, drop 204 Cakes, flannel ., 198] Cakes, French tea 204 Cakes, griddle Buckwheat l'JO Cakes, griddle Indian 189' Calf's brains, to make a dish of 141 Calfs head 140,141 Calf's head-cheese 141 Calf's head soup HI Candlesticks, to clean 817 Canning and preserving...... 207 Canning, general rules for^. 208 Carpets, how to clean 210 Carpets, to remove grease from 210 Carpets, to remove ink from 210 Carrots 176| Carrots, old or winter 181 Carrot pudding 200 Carving.. 90 Cauliflower i. 174 Cauliflower, boiled..... 182 Cement for glass 220j Cheese, calf's head 141 Cherry pie 197 Chicken, escalloped 153 Chicken, fricassee 153 Chicken Jelly 154 Chicken pie 153 Chicken pie and rice 153 Chickens, jellied. 150 Chickens, prairie. 151 Chickens, roast or boiled 148 Chicken, stuffing for 151 Chicken, to boil. ....151 Chocolate 105 Chops, veal 142 Chowder Clam chowder 125 Clams, fried hard shell 125 Clams, hardshell 124 Clams, stewed 124 Clams, to boil 124 Clams, to boil soft shell 124 Clams, to fry soft shell..... 124 Cloths, to clean floor 211 Cocoanut pie 197 Cod, baked 117 Cod, cold boiled 116 Codfish cakes 116 Codfish, dried 116 Codfish steaks fried 110 Cod, fresh 116 Cod, fresh, to boll 118 Cod, stewed salt 115 Coffee, cream and milk for 104 Coffee, good New England 104 Coffee. Vienna.. 10-1 Cold slaw 182 Cookies 206 Cookies, soft 206 Condiments and beverages 100 Copper, to clean 216 Corned beef 134 Corn beef, to boil salted or 164 Corn, green 181,183 Corn green, fritters 188 Corn oysters 181 Corn pudding 183 Corn soup Ill Crabs, Crabs, to choose 128 Cream and milk for coffee 104 Crickets, to kill 219 Crullers and doughnuts 192 Crust, plain pie 194 Crust, tart ..194 Currant short cake 206 Curtains, to clean 816 Custard pie 197 Dining room, the 81 Dinner table, the 89 Doughnuts 192 Doughnuts, to fry and crullers.. > 198 Duck, canvass-back 157 Duck, roast 148 Duck, to choose 166 Dumpling, apple 198 Dyeing 222 Dyeing, black 222, 225 Dyeing, blue on cotton or linen 225 Dyeing, blue, quick process 228 Dyeing, chrome black for woolen goods 222 Dyeing, crimson 226 Dyeing, dark colors 224 Dyeing, green 223,225 Dyeing, green, on wool or silk 223 Dyeing, green, with oak bark 226 Dyeing, madder red 223 Dyeing, orange 224 Dyeing, pink 224 Dyeing purple 224 Dyeing, red 225 Dyeing, scarlet with cochineal 224 Dyeing, silver drab 224 Dyeing, snuff brown, dark 223 Dyeing, stocking yarn or wool 223 Dyeing, wine color 223 Dyeing, yellow 225 Eels 120 Eels, fried 121 Eggplant 182 Eggs and ham fried 163 Eggs and ham omelet 169 Eggs baked 169 Egg omelet 169 Eggs poached 170 Eggs sur le Plat 170 Eggs, to boil 169 Eggs, to choose 168 English breakfast or Oolong tea 105 Fish 113 Fish, baked cod 117 Fish, black, stewed 118 Fish, black to fry 118 Fish, cold boiled cod 116 Fish, dried cod 115 Fish, fresh cod 116 Fish, fresh cod to boil 116 Fish, shell 122 Fish, stewed fresh cod 115 Fish, stewed salt cod 116 Fish, to broil 11* Fish, to fry or broil properly 11; Flannel cakes Flannel, colored ,to wash 220 Flannel, to wash without shrinking—220 Flies 219 Flour and bread making 184 French polish 215 Furniture polishes 214, 215
INDEX. Game and poultry 146! Gilt, to clean 213 Gilding, to clean 219 Gingerbread soft, molasses 202 Gingerbread without eggs 2021 Ginger pudding ., 200 Glass, to clean 211 Good New England coffee 104] Goose, roast 154 Goose, to choose 154 Graham bread 186 Grease spots, to remove 209 Green peas 179 Greens and sprouts 178 Griddle cakes, buckwheat 190 Griddle cakes, buckwheat, to bake 191 Griddle cakes, Indian 189 Guest, duties of 99 Haddock 117 Halibut 118] Halibut, to boil 119 Ham and eggs, fried. 168 Ham boiled. 159 Ham fried, and poached eggs 162 Ham, glazed 146 Ham gravy 162 Ham omelet 166 Ham, to bake, 146 Ham, to boll 160 Ham, to broil 162 Ham, to fry 162 Hashed beef 13 Heart, beef, baked or roasted 137 Herrings 122 Host, duties of 97 Household 81 Ice cream and ices, freezing. 207 Ice cream of cream 20" Ice cream with eggs 801 Iced tea .105) Icing for cakes, to make 205 Indian muffins 1921 Ink, to remove 220 Iron, to clean 213,217 Japanned waiters to clean 818! Jelly, cabbage 182 Kidneys, beef 137 Kitchen, the 811 Knives and forks, to clean 819 Lacquered brass, to clean. 816 Lamb, boiled 135; Lamb, quarter, roasted 166 Lamb, quarter, to prepare for broiling. 166 Lamb, stewed with peas 166 Lamb, to broil a breast of 165 Lamb, to choose 105 Leg of pork, to boil 161 Lemon pie 196 beans 181 Liver, beef 133 Lobster salad 123 Lobsters, to choose 128 Lobsters, to boll 188 Loin, to roast 169 Looking glasses to clean 807 Macaroni 1731 Mackerel, dried 121 Mackerel, fresh 121 Mackerel, salt or dressed 181 Matting, to clean 211 Mahogany, to clean 215 Marble, to clean 212 Marrow pudding 800 Meats 131 Meats, boiling 145 Meats, boiled and stewed 132 Mice to drive away 222 Mildew, to remove 221 Milk and cream for coffee 104 Mince pie 195 Mint vinegar 131 Miscellaneous recipes 209 Mock turtle soup, perfect 108 Molasses cupcakes 202 Muffins 191 Muffins, Indian meal. 190 Muffins, rice 192 Mutton 132 Mutton, boiled 135 Mutton, breast of to broil 168 Mutton chop fried • 158 Mutton, haunch of 167 Mutton, leg of boiled 168 Mutton, observations on 167 Mutton, shoulder of 168 New England coffee 104 Omelet, egg 169 Omelet, ham 169 Onion and beef stew 138 Onions 182 Oolong tea 165 Orange pie 197 Oyster fritters 125 Oyster patties 128 Oyster plant Oyster pie 127 Oysters 125 Oysters and chicken croquettes 128 Oysters broiled 126 Oysters broiled on the shell 127 Oysters fricasseed 127 Oysters fried 126 Oysters griddled 126 Oysters, mock or fried salsify 175 Oysters, panned 126 Oysters, pickled 128 Oysters, scalloped 188 Oyster soup, 113 Oysters, to fry with batter Oysters, to stew 126 paint, to clean 209 Paint, to remove from wood 213 Paint spots 821 Pancakes 193 Pancakes, rice 19 Parlor, the 85 Parsnip stew 166 Partridges and quail 151 Pastry 14 Peas, green Pea soup Pepper, vinegar Perch Piecrust Pie, cherry and berry Pie, cocoanut Pie, custard 197 Pie, dried-apple 196 Pie, grandmother's apple Pie, lemon Pie, mince, rich Pie, orange Pie, pie-plant 19^ Pie, pumpkin Pie, rich mince Pie, squash or pumpkin Pie, strawberry
INDEX. pie, sweet potato 196 Salads, dressing for 194 pies 194 pickled beef, to boil 144 pigeons, to cook 152 Salmon 119 Salmon, boiled Salmon, broiled 120 pig's cheek 161 Salmon, salt 120> pig's feet soused 160 Salmon, spiced 120 pig, to bake 159 Salsify fried, or mock oysters 175 pig, to roast 158 Sauce, bread 129 pike or Pickerel 122]Sauce, celery 129 plate, to clean 217 Sauce, Chili 130 plum cake 804 Sauce, cranberry 180 plum pudding, any day 199 Sauce, Dutch 181 plum pudding, English 199, Sauce, egg 130 Pound cake 803 Sauce, horseradish 131 pork 132,158 Sauce, mint 130 Pork and beans 163 Sauce, mushroom 131 Pork chops, steaks and cutlets 161 Sauce, oyster 130 Pork, salt, to fry or broil 161 Sauces and salads 129 Pork sausages 158| Sauces, to serve with roast pork 159 Pork, sparerib 168 Sauce, tomato 130 Pork, tenderloin 159 Sauce, white 131 Pork, to boil leg of,. 161 Sausage meat 158 Pork, to broil 161 Seasoning 105 Potato puffs 175, Scorches, to remove 221 Potatoes 117 Potatoes, browned 172, baked 118 Potatoes, cream 172; broiled 117 Potatoes, creaming .175 Shad, fried 117 Potatoes, fried Shellfish 122 Potatoes, fritters 176' Silk dresses, to clean 221 Potatoes, hashed 177 Silver, to take stains out of 218 Potatoes, mashed 176 Soups 108 Potatoes, Saratoga. 175 Soup, beef, with vegetables 108 Potato, snow 172 Soup, black bean 118 Potatoes, sweet 177 Soup, calf's head ill Potatoes, sweet, roasted. 177 Soup, corn Ill Potatoes, sweet, to bake 177 Soup, oyster 112 Potatoes, sweet, to boil Soup, pea 118 Pots, cans and kettles, to clean., ....217 Soup, perfect mock turtle 108 Poultry 132 Soup, summer or winter corn Hi Poultry and game 146. Soup, tomato 118 Poultry, dressing for 147] Soup, to season the 110 Poultry, to clean 146, Soup, turkey ." Ill Preserving and canning 207 Soyer's cafe an lait .104 Puddings 198 Spinach 179, 188 Pudding batter, boiled or baked 199 Sponge cakes 203 Pudding, carrot 201 Sprouts and greens 178 Pudding, cheap apple 200 Squash pie 196 Pudding, cottage 201 Squash, summer 178 Pudding, carrot 200 Squash, winter IT* Pudding, ginger 200 Pudding, marrow 201 Puddin g, plum, any day 199 Padding, plum, English ..199 Stains, grass, to remove 220 Stains, Iron rust, to remove 220 Stair rods, to clean 817 Starch 220 Pudding, rice 200 Steaks, beef 138 Pudding, steamed graham bread 801 Steaks, fried 138 Pudding, tapioca 199 Steel to clean 218,217 Pudding, whortleberry 201 Stock and seasoning 105 Pumpkin pie 197 Strawberry pie 197 Quail Straw matting, Summer and winter corn soup Recipes 108 Sweet breads, broiled... 171 Remarks.. 87 Sweet breads, roasted 171 Rice.... 172 Sweet breads, stewed rice and chicken pie 158 rice pancakes 188 Rice puddings 200 Bound of beef, to stew 188 Roux, to make a ....129 Rusk, tea 191 Rust, to remove .211 Sweet breads, veal Sweet potato pie or pudding 196 Tables, to polish 214 Tapioca pudding 18* Tart Tea 195 Rutebaga Salads 198 Tenderloin, pork Salads and sauces 129 Tins, to clean 816 Salad, chicken. 193 Tomato soup
INDEX. Tomatoes, stewed 178,184 Tongue, boiled 135 To clean silk dresses 221 To prevent blue fabrics from fading.. .221 To remove grass stains 220 To remove iron rust stains 220 To remove mildew 221 To remove scorches 221 To season the soup 110 To wash colored flannels 220 To wash flannel without shrinking it 220 Tripe, to fry 136 Trout 122 Turkey and chicken stuffing. 151 Turkey, boiled 145 Turkey, boned 149 Turkey, escalloped 151 Turkey, roast 14 Turkey, soup Ill Turkey, to boil 151 Turnips, young 177 Veal 140 Veal and potato pie 144 Veal boiled 135 Veal chops 112 Veal, hashed 143 Veal pie 144 Veal stewed with vegetables 142 Veal sweet breads ..170 Veal, to broil 140 Veal, to roast 143 Vegetables l7l Venison 157 Venison steak, fried 157 Vienna coffee JW4 "Wallpapers, to clean 209 Water, to preserve fresh 220 Wedding cake 204 Whortleberry pudding 201 Wine cakes. 202 Wood furniture 814 Yeast 184 Yeast, hop 187 Yeast, old school Presbyterian .187 Domestic Pets. Birds 881. Canaries 237 Domestic pets 227 Dormouse 229 Doves 846 Goldfinch 274 Mice 281 Nestlings 233 Nightingale, Virginian 245 Parrots 245 Pets, domestic 2# Squirrel 227 "Virginian nightingale 245 Poultry. Asthma 374 Bantam, the 249 Bolton gray, the 250 Breeding stock, management of 265 Chickens 269 Cochin China, the .851 Costiveness 876 Cuckoo, the 252 Diarrhea 275 Diseases and remedies 874 Dominique, the. 258 Dorking, the 258 Dorking, the black 255 Ducks 878 Feathers, loss of. 277 Fever 276 Food 267 Fowl, the game 256 Fowls and sitters 264 Fowls for layers 262 Game fowl, the 255 Game fowl, Spanish 256 Game fowl, wild Indian 256 Goose 271 Goose, breeding 271 Gray, the Bolton 250- Guinea Hen 271 Hamburg, the Spangled 257 Henhouse 268 Indigestion 276 Layers, fowls for 262 Lice 276 Loss of feathers 277 Maylay, the 25T Management of breeding stock 265 peacock and Guinea hen 271 Pheasant, the Silver 261 Pip Plymouth Rock 259 Poland, the 259 Poultry 249 soup 278 Silver pheasant, the 261 Sitters 264 Spangled Hamburg, the 267 Spanish, the 261 Spanish, game '. 259 Sores and wounds 276 Turkey, the 269 Turkey, breeding 270- "Wild Indian game 256 Wounds and sores 2791 Medicinal. Abdomen 379 Abortion 353 Abscess, milk 303 Air. fresh 281 Ague 291 Ague, cure for 891 Alcohol stimulants 417 Apoplexy 298 Arterial Hemorrhage .382 Artery, tying of an 383 Asthma ...295 Asthma, remedies for 393 Ayer's Cherry Pectoral 385 Barber's shampoo mixture 388 Barrel's Indian liniment 388 Baths and bathing 405 Baths, cold .406 Baths, hot 407 Baths, hot air 407 Baths, sponge 406 Baths, tepid; 407 Baths, Turkish 408 Beef tea 413 Biliary derangements 296 Biliousness 296 Bite, dog 299 Bite, serpent 298
INDEX. Bladder, hemorrhage from the 342 Bladder, inflammation of the 300 Bleeding iron from the bowels. 301 Bleeding from the lungs. 300 Bleeding from the nose 299 Bleeding from the stomach 301 Blistering liquid 285 Blistering plaster and liquid 284 [Blood, expectoration of 300 'Bloody flux 330 Bites, leech 383 Boils! 808 Bone liniment 891 Bowels bleeding from the 801 Bowels, inflammation of the 302 Bowels, strangulation of the 813 Brain, concussion of the 314 Brain, congestion of the 314 Brain fever 348 Brain, inflammation of the 348 Brain, irritation of the 319 Breast, inflammation of the 303 Bright s disease of the kidneys 304 Bruises 304 Bruises, dressing for 881 Broken collar bone 888 Broken ribs 838 Bronchial troches, Brown's. 285 Bronchitis 308 Bronchitis, chronic 411 Bronchiole ; 340 Brown's bronchial troches 885 Buchu, compound extract of .380 Burns and scalds 805 Burns from chemicals 306 Burns, gunpowder 306 Camphor ice 888 Cancer, English remedy for 891 Carbolated oil 881 Carbuncles . 302 Carded oakum stypium . .381 Catarrhal ophthalmia 322 Caution in the use of stimulants. 287 Chapped hands 307 Charcoal cure for headache 391 Cheese 417 Chemicals, burns from 806 Cherry Pectoral, Ayer's 885 Chest, inflammation of the 307 Chest, wounds of the 379 Chicken pox 309 Chilblains ., 310 Chin cough 844 Cholera 310 Cholera, Asiatic 310 Cholera, Egyptian cure for 395 Cholera, malignant 810 Cholera, spasmodic 310 , Circassian cream 887 Cleanliness , 282 Clergymen's sore throat 312 Climate 409 Climate, effects of change of 409 Cold bath 406 Cold in the head 306 Colic '. 312 Colic, the painter's 313 Collar bone, broken ...338 Compound dislocation 826 Concussion of the brain 814 Congestion of the brain. 814 Congestion of the liver 296 Constipation 315 Consumption 315,410 Consumptives, syrup for 389 Convulsions 816 Cornea, inflammation of the 324 Corns : 817 Corns and warts 392 Cough 317 Cough, chin 344 Cough syrup 388 Cough, whooping 344 Counter-irritants 285 Cramp. 365 Cream, Circassian. 387 Cream, Oriental 387 Cream, shaving 387 Croup 317 Cuts, stabs, wounds, etc 377 Dandruff 318 Deformity 333 Degeneration of the kidneys 304 Delirium tremens 318 Dentition 319 Derbyshire neck 340 Diabetes 820 Diarrhea , 321 Diarrhea English or autumnal. 310 Diet, 289 Diet general 416 Diet, in relation to disease 411 Diptheria, remedy for 385 Diseases and remedies 291 Diseases of the eye 321 Dislocations 325 Dislocations, compound 327 Dislocation of the hip joint 326 Dislocation of the jaw 325 Dislocation of the shoulder joint 325 Dog bites 327 Dropsy 327 Dropsy, pills for the 894 Drowning... 327 Dysentery 330 Dyspepsia 346,411 Ear-ache 330 Ear, inflammation of the 331 Eclectic liver pills 394 Eggs 414 Egyptian cure for cholera 395 Electro-magnetic liniment 392 Embalming, new method of 386 English remedy for cancer 891 Enteric or intestinal fever 371 Epilepsy 331 Expectoration of blood 300 External stimulants 285 Eye, diseases of the 321 Eye preparations 394 Eyes, sore, Indian prescription for 395 Eye water, Indian 898 Fainting 332,384 Fainting iron bleeding 884 Farinaceous foods 415 Febrifuge wine 388 Feeding-bottles, objectionable 418 Felons?. 891 Felons, salve for 392 Felons, ointment for 892 Female complaints 389 Female complaints, chronic 390 Fever, infantile remittent 346 Fever, intestinal or enteric 871 Fever, milk 353 Fever, puerperal 357 Fever, remittent 358 Fever, scarlet 360 Fever, teething .819
INDEX Fever, typhoid 371 Inflammation of the ear 381 Inflammation of the eye 822 Fish, shell 416 Inflammation of the iris. 324 pits 316 Inflammation of the month 851 Flooding, powder for excessive 390 Inflammatory rheumatism 393 Fomentations 283 Injection for leucorrhea 390 Food, farinaceous 415 Insects, stinging of 365 Fowls, game, etc V.4I6 Intestinal or enteric fever 371 Fractures 7. 33.) Intestinal worms 384 Fractures, comminuted.... 333 Iris, inflammation of the 324 Fractures, compound 332, 339 Irritants,, counter 285 Fractures, compound comminuted 333 Irritation of the brain 319 Fracture of the arm bones 334 Isinglass plaster 382 Fracture, bone of the nose 339 Itch 851 Fracture, Angers and hands 336 Itch ointment 393 Fracture, knee-cap ^Jaundice, Dr. Peabody's cure 393 Fracture, leg.. ™ Jaw, dislocation of the. 325 Fracture, thigh. |* Judkin's oiniment 393 Fracture, simple *mi Freckle, cure 387 Kidney complaint, imperial drops for 388 Fresh air 28ll Kidneys, Bright's disease of the- 804 Fruits, vegetables, etc 416 Kidneys, degeneration of the ,804 King of oils, for neuralgia and rhuema Game poultry, etc 416 Ganglion General diet 415 287 Goiture 340 Leech bites 383 Gonorrhea, cure for 388 Leucorrhea, injection for 390 Good Samaritan liniment 392 Light 231 Gout 840 411 Liniment, Barrel's Indian , 288 Gravel 842 Liniment, electro-magnetic 892 Gravel, imperial drops for 388 Liniment, for old sores Great London liniment 392 Liniment, Good Samaritan 392 Green Mountain salve 391 Liniment, great London 392 Green ointment 393 Liniment, nerve and bone, gunpowder burns 306 Liquid, blistering 284,285 Gunshot wounds 380 Liquor, malt 417 Liver, congestion of the 296 Hemoptymis 300 Lotions 282 Hemorrhage, arterial 381 Lotions, sedative 282 Hemorrhage from the bladder 342 Lozenges, worm 385 Hemorrhage from wounds 381 Lungs, bleeding from the 800 Hemorrhage, uterine 890 Lying-in room 987 Hemorrhage venous 3821 Lying-in woman, treatment of Hemorrhoids 343' Hands, chapped 801 Hair dyes 386 Hair invigorator 387 Hair restorer 887 Headache 343 Headache, sick, charcoal cure for 391 Heart, rheumatic affection of the 359 Hip joint, dislocation of the 326 Hot bath 407 Hot air bath 407 Hydropathy 408 Hydrophobia 827 Hydrophobia, cure for 394 Hysteria 845 Ice, Imperial drops for kidney complaint 388 Incontinence of urine 345 Indigestion 346 Indian eye water 395 Indian liniment, Barrel's 388 Infantile remittent fever .346 IM Calt liquors 417 Management of the new-born infant 288 Management of the sick room 281 Mattico and tincture of 884 Mead's salt-rheum ointment. 393 Measles 352 Medicinal 281 Medicine to give an Infant 891 Menstruation, anodyne for painful 389 Menstruation, obstructed 389 Menstruation, difficult 340 Menstruation, difficult 869 Milk fever 353 Milk .411 Miscarriage, or abortion 353 Miscellaneous recipes 385 Mouth, inflammation of the 351 navel, protrusion of the 357 [Nerve and bone liniment .891 Nervous shock 354 Neuralgia, internal remedy for 395 Neuralgia, king of oils for 395 Infant, management of the new-born 288 Infant to give medicine to 291 method of embalming, 386 Nipples, Sore 291 Inflammation of the bladder 300 Broken bones 339 Inflammation of the bowels 802 Inflammation of the brain 848 Nursing and rest 290 Inflammation of the breast Inflammation of the chest 807 Obstructed menstruation 389 Inflammation of the cornea 324 Ointment for old sores 392
INDEX. Ointment, green 393 -Ointment, itch. 392 Ointment, Judkin's 393 Ointment, pile , 388 Opiates, 306 Ophthalmia, catarrhal 322 Ophthalmia, purulent of adults 322 Ophthalmia, purulent of children 322 Ophthalmia, rheumatic 322 Oriental cold cream 38" paralysis 854 Paregoric... 388 Paste, razor-strop 887 Pile ointment 388 Piles 343 Pills, dropsy 394 Pills, eclectic liver 394 Pills, to promote menstrual secretion. .389 Pitting, to prevent in small-pox 365 Plaster, blistering 284 Plaster, isinglass 382 Poulticing 283 Poultry, game, etc 416 Pregnancy 355 Pregnancy, disorders of 355 Pregnancy, signs of 355 Prolapsus uteri 390 Protrusion of the navel 857 Puerperal fever 857 Purpura 358 Purulent ophthalmia of adults 322 Purulent ophthalmia of children 322 Bazor-strop paste 387 Recipes, miscellaneous 386 Remittent fever 358 Rest and nursing 29" Re-vaccination 31° Rheumatic ophthalmia 323 Rheumatism 859 Rheumatism, chronic 860,411 Rheumatism, inflammatory ..393 Rheumatism, neuralgic 331 Rheumatism, sciatica 360 Rheumatism, sub-acute 369 Ribs, broken, 388 Ripe fruit, vegetables 416 Russia salve 385 Salt rheum ointment. Meads 393 Salve, Green Mountain 391 Salve, Russia 885 Scalds 306 Scarlet fever 360 Scarletina. 360 Scrofula... 870 Sedative lotions 282 Serpent's bites 298 Shaving cream 387 Shaving mixture 387 Shaving soap, Yankee 387 Sheet, wet Shellfish 416 Shock, nervous 354 Shoulder-joint, dislocation of 325 Sick headache, charcoal cure for 391 Sick room, management of 881 Sleep 7? 408 Small-pox, malignant 364 Small-pox, modified 361 Soap, Yankee shaving 387 Soothing syrup 385 Sore nipples 891 Sore throat, clergyman's 812 Spasm 865 ^Spirits 418 Spitting blood 800 Splinters, thorns, etc 365 Splints 338 Sponge bath 406 Stabs, cuts, wounds, etc 877 Stimulants, caution in the use of 287 Stimulants, alcoholic 417 Stimulants, external 285 Stings of insects, etc , 365 Stomachache 366 Stomach, bleeding from the 801 Stone-pock 368 Strangling 369 Struma or scrofula 870 Suckling 890 Sunstroke .370 Swaim 's vermifuge 385 Swallowing foreign bodies 870 Sweating drops 389 Syrup, cough 388 Syrup for consumptives 889 Syrup, infant's 385 Syrup, soothing 385 Tea, beef 418 Teething fever 891 Teeth, to extract with little pain 385 Tepid bath 407 Thorns, etc 365 Throat, clergyman's sore 812 To extract teeth with little pain 385 To give medicine to an Infant 886 Toothache 870 Tooth wash '....386 Treatment of lying in women 289 Tremens, delirium 318 Troches, Brown's bronchial 885 Turkish bath.... 406 Typhoid fever. 871 Typhus 878 Urine, incontinence of 345 Uterine hemorrhages 890 "Vaccination 875 Vaccination, mode of 875 Vapor baths, 407 Variola 861 Vegetables, fruits, etc 416 Venous hemorrhage 382 Vermifuge, Swaim's 385 Voice, loss of 377 Vomiting 871 Vomiting, In pregnancy 356 "Warts and corns 392 Water 414 Wens, to cure...... 395 Wet sheet 283 Whooping cough 844 Wine, febrifuge 388 Wines 418 Woman, treatment of the lying-in 289 Womb, falling of the 390 Worm lozenges 385 Worms, Intestinal 384 Wounds an d bruises, dressings for 381 Wounds, bruised 378 Wounds, contused 377 Wounds, cuts, stabs, etc —377 Wounds, gunshot 380 Wounds, hemorrhage from 382 Wounds, incised 377 Wounds, lacerated 377 Wounds, non-perforating 380 Wounds, perforating 380 Wounds, punctured 377 Yankee shaving soap
INDEX. Poisons and Antidotes. Acid, carbolic 402 Acid, hydro chloric 402 Acid, hydrocyanic 401 Acid, muriatic 402 Acid, nitric 402 Acid, oxalic 401 Acid, prussic 401 Acid, sulphuric , 402 Aconite 896 Alkalies 40" Ammonia 405 Animal poisons 896 Antimony 403 Aquafortis 402 Arsenic 408 Belladonna 397 Blue vitriol 404 Butter of antimony 408 Calomel 404 Cambogia 398 Carbolic acid 40s Chloride of zinc 405 Copper 404 Corrosive sublimate 404 Deadly nightshade 897 Digitalis 897 Fox-glove 397 Gamboge 396 Hellebores, the 398 Hemlock 398 Hemp, Indian..... 398 Henbane 399 Hydrochloric acid 402 Hyoscyamus 399 Indian hemp 399 Laburnum 399 Lead 404 Lead, sugar of 404 Lead, white 409 Meadow saffron 399 Mercury 404 Mineral poisons 403 Monkshood 896 Muriatic acid 402 Mushrooms 400 Nightshade, deadly 897 Nitric acid 402 Nux vomica 400 Oil of vitriol 408 Opium 400 Oxalic acid 401 Poisons 396 Poisons, animal 396 Poisons, mineral „ 402 Poisons, vegetable. 396 Prussic acid 401 Saffron, meadow 399 Salt, spirits of 402 Strychnine 400 Sugar of lead 404 Sulphuric acid 402 Tartar emetic 403 vegetable poisons 396 Verdigris 404 White lead 404 Yew 401 Zinc, chloride of 405 Medicines & their Doses. Articles suitable for a medicine chest. .425
This hardbound, reddish-brown cloth covered book has a black imprinted corner designs with the title in gilt, and the same is on the spine. Overall size is 6 x 8.75 inches. For a book of its age, it is VG condition. The pages are printed on a “cookbook” stock, more delicate than most books. Cover board corners and spine have the usual wear for a book of its age. As expected, some pages have soiling marks at favorite passages, and just a small few have small chips and small tears. Overall the pages have a rich patina (darker than shown) and are VG condition. The text block is firm, tight, and the hinges are holding well. 425 pages of delightful reading. There are several other illustrations not depicted, such as bandaging techniques, children tobogganing in the snow, and a full page frontispiece engraving of a child entitled The Household Pet. Scarce as can be, this is truly a treasure for the library collection, a rare piece of Americana indeed. And a First Edition!
Antique Rose Prints, Paul de Longpre, Catherine Klein, Etiquette and Medical Books, Yard Long
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