To put into boots to prevent visitors [pesticide]

[ To put into boots to prevent visitors [pesticide] ] 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
red precipitate
green ointment
oil

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

The heading, "To put into Boots, to prevent visitors," suggests that this recipe is for a pesticide.


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Transcription

2d. Red Precipitate

2d. green ointment

     Mix up in Oil-

Annotations
A heavy red crystalline powder obtained by heating mercuric nitrate.