To Put into Boots to Prevent Visitors

[ To Put into Boots to Prevent Visitors ] Sarah Creighton Wilkins

Contributors
Contributor Role
Compiler
Contributor Name
Sarah Creighton Wilkins

Date: Late 18th or early 19th century; exact date unknown.

Publication Format
Manuscript

Type
Household

Ingredients
calcined magnesia
magnesia
powdered rhubarb
rhubarb
aromatic confection
sugar
white sugar
simple syrup
water

Places
Halifax
Nova Scotia

Source: Manuscript Notebook of Sarah Creighton Wilkins
Institution: Nova Scotia Archives | Source Origin: MacDonald Family Fonds | Reference: MG 1 No. 1 / Microfilm Reel 10,618

Description

Ingredients and instructions to keep pests out of boots.


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Take of

Calcined Magnesia   --  2 Scruples
Powdered Rhubarb  - - 15 Grains
Aromatic Confection -- ½ a Dram
Simple Syrup or White Sugar  1 Dram
Water pure -  -  -            1 Ounce & ½ 
Mix together for a Draught   

To put into Boots, to
     prevent visitors
   

 

Annotations
Aromatic Confection
A medicinal concoction made with sugar and spices.