Fig. 17. A book written to teach the Irish how to cook using cornmeal, during the Potato Famine. Only a few copies are known. This author is well represented in the archive, along with other “great ladies” of American cooking including, in the nineteenth century, Child, Hale, Beecher, Cornelius, Crowen, Howland, Owen, Harland, Rorer, Corson, Parloa, Farmer, Lincoln and, into the twentieth century, Hill, Bradley, Kander, Allen, Rombauer, the Browns, Southworth, Wallace, and more. We have most works by each of these authors and others, including their advertising ephemera and the periodicals they wrote in and/or edited.
Title page from The Indian Meal Book, by Eliza Leslie (Philadelphia, 1847). Courtesy of Jan and Dan Longone, Ann Arbor, Michigan.