[ To Put into Boots to Prevent Visitors ] Sarah Creighton Wilkins
Date: Late 18th or early 19th century; exact date unknown.
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
Ingredients and instructions to keep pests out of boots.
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