Blacking

[ Blacking ] 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
ivory black
sugar
sweet oil
small beer

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

Recipe for a blacking mixture.


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Transcription

              Blacking

4 ounces of Ivory black, 3 ounces
of coarse Sugar, a table spoonful of
sweet oil, & a pint of small Beer;
mix them gradually Cold.

Annotations
ivory black
A black pigment made by calcining (or burning) ivory (OED).