Ruth Erwin Welman Reid cookbook
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Ruth Erwin Welman Reid cookbook

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Reid, Ruth Erwin Welman, 1809-1898.
Title: Ruth Erwin Welman Reid cookbook
Dates: 1838-1849
Extent: 0.1 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0652

Biographical/Historical Note

Ruth Erwin Welman Reid (1809-1898) was the daughter of Frances Harvey Welman and Ruth Eirich Reid whom he married in 1807. She was the wife of John Hope Reid, a cotton merchant in Savannah, Georgia; he was born in Creich Parish, Fifeshire, Scotland, in 1799.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a recipe book, 1838-1849, belonging to Ruth Erwin Welman Reid. The book also includes some medical remedies. The dates come from the fly leaves and a few entries, although most are undated and may be of a later date.

Index Terms

Reid, Ruth Erwin Welman, 1809-1898.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Ruth Erwin Welman Reid cookbook, MS 652, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. Charles E. Waring, 1962.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

Item 1: Recipe book, 1838-1849
Cookery, with some home medical remedies. The dates are from the fly leaves and a few entries. Most of them are undated and are of probably later dates.