Classic archive publications

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Please note all of these are published by the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Archive Service:

Kill or Cure

This is an edited collection of sixteenth and seventeenth century medical remedies from Staffordshire Record Office. These have been transcribed from the original manuscripts, with a useful glossary and bibliography in addition. We do not recommend that you try these remedies yourself!

Format: A5 Paperback
Pages: 78
Cost: £4.00 + p&p: Medium

Christmas Compendium

Featuring over 50 original documents held by the Archive Service, this full-colour fully-illustrated booklet reflects the celebration of Christmas from medieval times up to the mid-twentieth century.

From a thirteenth century grant requiring a gift of gloves at Christmas to twentieth century product advertising, a list of seasonal fare from 1579 to a list of ingredients for a 1930s Christmas Cake, and from Georgian letters of season’s greetings to a colourful variety of Victorian Christmas Cards, this 40-page A5 booklet brings the Christmases of our ancestors back to life. At a handy A5 size, it also makes an ideal gift to send by post or to tuck under the Christmas Tree for friends and family.

Format: Mixed
Pages: 40
Cost: £3.00 + p&p: Small, Special Order Form (227kb)

Take Six Eggs

This is an intriguing collection of seventeenth and eighteenth century recipes for various cakes and biscuits.

Format: A5 Paperback
Pages: 20
Cost: £1.50 + p&p: Small

Twelfth Night place mat

This unusual place mat is a transcript and facsimile of a Twelfth Night menu taken from Lord Paget's Household Book, 1579-1580.

Format: Laminated card, 30cm x 42cm
Cost: £2.00 each or £10.00 for six + p&p: Large

New Years Day place mat

This unusual place mat is a transcript and facsimile of a New Year's Day fish menu taken from Lord Paget's Household Book, 1579-1580.

Format: Laminated card, 30cm x 42cm
Cost: £2.50 each or £12.00 for six + p&p: Large

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