An Approv d Receipt for Destroying Bugs

[ An Approv d Receipt for Destroying Bugs ] Sarah Creighton Wilkins

Contributors
Contributor Role
Compiler
Contributor Name
Sarah Creighton Wilkins
Contributor Role
Author
Contributor Name
Mr. Bell

Date: Received by the compiler sometime in 1816. | 1816/01/01 to 1816/01/01

Publication Format
Manuscript

Type
Household
Miscellaneous

Ingredients
corrosive sublimate
spirit of salt
spirit of turpentine

Places
Halifax
Nova Scotia
Great Ormond Street
London
England

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

A recipe for an insecticidal solution to be applied with a brush.


Images
Transcription

An approv d receipt for destroying Bugs

Dissolve half a dram of Corrosive
Sublimate in a quarter of an once of
Spirit of Salt & mix it with 1 quart of
Spirit of turpentine shake all together
& wash all the places where the
animals are suppos d to lodge.
with a Brush
Given By Mr Bell 1816 of Great Ormond St

Annotations
Great Ormond Street
A London street would become the location for the Great Ormond Street Hospital in 1857.