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John Dauntesey recipe book

Identifier: MSS 2/070

Scope and Contents

Volume contains recipes, manuscript copies of printed medical and chemical works, and genealogical information, 16521683. Volume contains recipes and prescriptions in English and Latin, in various hands, on pages 110 and 111212. There are several references to James Blackburn, who may have owned or compiled the volume originally, then given it to John Dauntesey in 1652. Several prescriptions are specifics against plague. Pages 11100 contain manuscript copy of works printed in London in 1652, specifically, Paracelsus’ One hundred and fourteen experiments and cures of the famous physician Theophrastus Paracelsus’; Bernard Georges Penot’s A treatise of certain particulars; and fragments of Joannes Isaaci, Hollandus, on chemical experiments. Pages 213-214 contain biographical information on John Dauntesey and record of births of his thirteen children, 1667-1683.


  • 1652 - 1683


Biographical / Historical

John Dauntesey, son of William Dauntesey, was born in Eccles, Chester County, England on 11 Jan. 1629. He had thirteen children, born from 1667 to 1683.


1 volume

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Repository Details

Part of the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Repository

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