For ke[e]ping Shoos Black

Item

Title

For ke[e]ping Shoos Black

Creator

Spencer, G.

Date

1773

Description

A recipe for making shoe black (keeping shoes black).

Transcript

Elizabeth Fairfax Hir Booke 1694

For keaping Shoos black [illegible] Take halph a pd: of bees wax & quarter of a pd: of clarified sheep suet & ounce of lampe black one penny worth of gum arabeek put in ye lamp black ye fat & wax being matted let yn boyl well to gather & when you take it of ye fire put in ye gumb whic[k] must first be desolved in warm water make it into bals & so reserve it for use [illegible] -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Prob[ahim est a me]; G: Spencer [strikeout] [struck: G Spencer] 1773

Contributor

Ochsner, Elizabeth
Landry, Elena
Le, Vincent

Source

Elizabeth Fairfax cookbook, Collection #C0202, Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.

Publisher

George Mason University Libraries

Rights

Public domain. There are no known restrictions.

Identifier

5

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