[ Elements Salve ] Dr. William James Almon
Source: Manuscript Notebook of Dr. William James Almon
Institution: Nova Scotia Archives | Source Origin: Almon Family Fonds | Reference: MG 1 / Microfilm Reel 10,045
A recipe for concocting a salve that includes beeswax, lead, and turpentine, p.78. Written in a different hand on a folded sheet of paper.
1 Ounce of Beeswax shav'd fine
¼ lb red lead
½ pint of sweet oil
1 ounce [common] turpentine
½ ounce Basilican
boild together in an earthen pipken
on a slow fire till it turns to a
blackish color. __Must be kept
stird till it is done.__
N. B. If the pipken is new it must
be soak’d 24 hours in cold water
before it is us’d.