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52 Weeks of Historical How-To’s, Week 8: The Great Mince Pie Bake Off

Recipe for an Egg Mince Pie from ms38930, a recently acquired Scottish manuscript cookery book, c.1710


1897 -1900 envelopes (all Dec.) to 'Miss Meyer' in Bristol,hand illustrated, the first with a clever coloured picture of a hand pointing out of a tear in the envelope (some cover imperfections), and the second depicting a sailor carrying a trunk on one side of which is written the address with the stamp