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Margaret Hill Morris recipe book

Identifier: HC.MC-975-11-024

Scope and Content note

This collection is comprised of the single volume recipe book of Margaret Hill Morris. This recipe book includes multiple recipes for pickling, drying, or otherwise preserving meat, eggs, and cream. A large number of recipes in this volume are for various ailments and illnesses, from adults to infants.


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Biographical note

Margaret Hill Morris (1737-1816) was born in 1737, near Annapolis, Maryland. Her parents, Richard and Deborah (Moore) Hill moved to the island of Madeira when she was young, and Morris was raised by her aunt and uncle in Philadelphia. She married William Morris, a Quaker merchant, and early contributor to the Pennsylvania Hospital, in 1758. The couple had four children, three were born before William’s death in 1766, and one born after. In 1770, the family moved to the vicinity of Burlington, N.J. Morris was recognized as a skillful doctor and she regularly treated the ill and injured during the American Revolutionary War. Morris died on October 10, 1816.


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Processed by Kara Flynn; completed December 2015.
Margaret Hill Morris recipe book, undated
Kara Flynn
December 2015
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