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Old Cook Books (late 1800's & early 1900's), links to free online e-copies

Antilope Aug 6, 2011 11:26 PM

Old Cook Books (late 1800's & early 1900's), links to free online e-copies

Here are links to complete e-copies of old cookbooks that can be read online and downloaded for free in PDF format, at Archive.org and Google e-books.


Ryzon baking book - 1917
http://www.archive.org/stream/cu31924089597227#page/n0/mode/2up

GOLD MEDAL FLOUR COOK BOOK (1910
)http://www.archive.org/stream/goldmedalflour00washrich#page/n1/mode/2up

Worcester family cook book (1895
)http://www.archive.org/stream/worcesterfamilyc00worc#page/1/mode/2up

The Settlement Cookbook 1903
http://books.google.com/books?id=shNqwYSn7VsC&lpg=PP1&pg=PP1#v=onepage&q&f=false

Rumford Complete Cook Book - 1908
http://www.archive.org/stream/rumfordcomplete00workgoog#page/n5/mode/2up

The Calumet cook book (1916
)http://www.archive.org/stream/calumetcookbook00calu#page/n3/mode/2up

Royal Baking Powder Company Cook Book - 1886
http://www.archive.org/stream/myfavoriterecei00compgoog#page/n5/mode/2up

Metropolitan Cookbook - booklet from 1964
http://www.archive.org/stream/MetropolitanCookbook/1-64#page/n0/mode/2up

The Chinese cook book (1917
)http://www.archive.org/stream/chinesecookbook00chan#page/n7/mode/2up

Chinese cook book (1917
)http://www.archive.org/stream/chinesecookbook00gals#page/n1/mode/2up

The Manila cook book (1919) - Union Church of Manila (Philippines
)http://www.archive.org/stream/cu31924059639215#page/n3/mode/2up

Presbyterian Church cook-book - McKeesport, PA (1900
)http://www.archive.org/stream/presbyteriancook00ladi#page/n11/mode/2up

Saint Anselm's Church cook-book - (San Anselmo, Calif.). - 1908
http://www.archive.org/stream/sananselmocookbo00sainrich#page/n3/mode/2up

How We Cook In Los Angeles - 1894
http://www.archive.org/stream/howwecookinlosan00losa#page/n5/mode/2up

Church of the Good Sheperd cook-book - (Binghamton, N.Y.). - 1896
http://www.archive.org/stream/cookbook00ladigoog#page/n0/mode/2up

Unitarian Church cook-book - (Manchester, N.H .) - 1905
http://www.archive.org/stream/cookbook00chapgoog#page/n0/mode/2up

Des Moines. Plymouth church cook-book - (1876)
http://www.archive.org/stream/76cookbook00desm#page/n5/mode/2up

The Dixie cook-book (1883
)http://www.archive.org/stream/dixiecookbook00wilcgoog#page/n3/mode/2up

The Lutheran cook-book; (1907
)http://www.archive.org/stream/lutherancookbook00weet#page/n3/mode/2up

The East Milwaukee cook-book (1917
)http://www.archive.org/stream/eastmilwaukeecoo00milw#page/n1/mode/2up

The Captain's Lady cookbook--personal journal : circa, Massachusetts 1837-1917
http://www.archive.org/stream/captainsladycook00jasm#page/n3/mode/2up

Dixie cookery; or, How I managed my table for twelve years. A practical cook-book for southern housekeepers (1867
)http://www.archive.org/stream/dixiecookeryorho00barr#page/n5/mode/2up

Cooking for profit : a new American cookbook adapted for the use of all who serve meals for aprice (1893
)http://www.archive.org/stream/cookingforprofit00whitrich#page/n5/mode/2up

The new Dixie cook-book and practical housekeeper, carefully comp. from the treasured familycollections of many generations of noted housekeepers: (1889
)http://www.archive.org/stream/newdixiecookbook00wilc#page/n1/mode/2up

The Century cook book (1899
)http://www.archive.org/stream/centurycookbook99rona#page/n9/mode/2up

The Eta cook book (1914
)http://www.archive.org/stream/etacookbook00alph#page/26/mode/2up

The Mansfield cook book (1890
)http://www.archive.org/stream/mansfieldcookboo00mans#page/n9/mode/2up

The national cook book (1856
)http://www.archive.org/stream/nationalcookbook00pete#page/n9/mode/2up

Atlanta woman's club cook book - 1921
http://books.google.com/books?id=fOQq...

  1. qandieladie Aug 9, 2011 03:17 PM

    I have been looking for the duncan hines dessert book the fourth printing from 1964. I have lost the banana cake recipe from pages 31 and 32. It is a paperback. It is nothing special but I have had requests for the cake because it was wonderful. I don't even remember. Not really your time period just taking a shot. Thanks for your help

    2 Replies
    1. re: qandieladie
      Antilope Aug 9, 2011 10:55 PM

      The book is in e-book form at Google Books. It is a preview edition that does not display every page, but it does happen to have page 34 with the Banana Cake recipe (although it is sideways and they don't display a rotation button) you can view the recipe from this link: (scroll the page down slightly, using keyboard arrow keys or mouse scroll, to see the recipe displayed sideways).

      http://books.google.com/books?id=yDBJ...

      1. re: qandieladie
        Antilope Aug 9, 2011 11:01 PM

        You can buy a 2002 edition of the book (used) at Amazon.com starting at about $ 4.00 with about $ 4.00 shipping:

        http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_nos...

      2. bushwickgirl Aug 9, 2011 02:17 PM

        What a resource, and thanks, Antilope for your work posting all of these, a real treasure trove!

        1. jadec Aug 9, 2011 11:23 AM

          See also the Feeding America project: http://digital.lib.msu.edu/projects/c...

          1. jmckee Aug 9, 2011 11:06 AM

            Well. There goes MY internet time for the next week. This looks sensational. Thanks!

            1. Antilope Aug 8, 2011 07:10 PM

              Here are additional links old cook books in e-book format you can read for free or download in PDF for free at Archive.org.

              Ryzon Baking Powder Baking Book - (1917)
              http://www.archive.org/stream/cu31924089597227#page/n0/mode/2up

              Gold Medal Flour Cook Book (1910)
              http://www.archive.org/stream/goldmedalflour00washrich#page/n1/mode/2up

              The Hotel St. Francis Cook Book, San Francisco, CA (1919)
              http://www.archive.org/stream/hotelstfrancisco00hirtrich#page/n7/mode/2up

              Boston Cooking-School cook book (1910) (Fannie Farmer Cook Book)
              http://www.archive.org/stream/bostoncookingsch00farm#page/n5/mode/2up

              The Settlement cook book (1948)
              http://www.archive.org/stream/settlementcookbo00kand#page/n3/mode/2up

              The White House cook book (1899)
              http://www.archive.org/stream/whitehousecookbo00gillrich#page/n5/mode/2up

              Mrs. Lincoln's Boston cook book (1911)
              http://www.archive.org/stream/mrslincolnsbosto00linc#page/n7/mode/2up

              Worcester family cook book (1895)
              http://www.archive.org/stream/worcesterfamilyc00worc#page/1/mode/2up

              The National Cook Book (1856)
              http://www.archive.org/stream/nationalcookbook00pete#page/n9/mode/2up

              The Blue grass cook book (1917)
              http://www.archive.org/stream/bluegrasscookboo00foxmiala#page/n5/mode/2up

              The international cook book (1911)
              http://www.archive.org/stream/internationalcoo00filirich#page/n5/mode/2up

              The Chinese cook book (1917)
              http://www.archive.org/stream/chinesecookbook00chan#page/n7/mode/2up

              The Dixie cook-book (1883)
              http://www.archive.org/stream/dixiecookbook00wilcgoog#page/n3/mode/2up

              How We Cook In Los Angeles - (1894)
              http://www.archive.org/stream/howwecookinlosan00losa#page/n5/mode/2up

              The Rocky mountain cook book (1903)
              http://www.archive.org/stream/rockymountaincoo00nortrich#page/n5/mode/2up

              Cloud City cook-book - Leadville, CO (1889)
              http://www.archive.org/stream/cloudcitycookboo00nash#page/n7/mode/2up

              Westminster, CA Church cook book (1916)
              http://www.archive.org/stream/westminsterchurc00sacriala#page/n1/mode/2up

              San Rafael, CA church cook book, (1906)
              http://www.archive.org/stream/cu31924087299966#page/n3/mode/2up

              Honolulu, Hawaii church cook book (1920)
              http://www.archive.org/stream/hawaiiancookbook00hono#page/n7/mode/2up

              Los Angeles, CA Hobart Boulevard Methodist Episcopal Church Cook book (1915)
              http://www.archive.org/stream/hobartboulevardc00losaiala#page/n3/mode/2up

              Dinuba (Calif.). Presbyterian Church cook book (1909)
              http://www.archive.org/stream/ladiesaidcookboo00dinuiala#page/n1/mode/2up

              Saint Anselm's Church (San Anselmo, Calif.) (1908)
              http://www.archive.org/stream/sananselmocookbo00sainrich#page/n3/mode/2up

              Tried and true cook book, Christ Church, Los Angeles, CA (1913)
              http://www.archive.org/stream/triedtruecookboo00chriiala#page/n3/mode/2up

              California Street M.E. Church (San Francisco, Calif.) (1911)
              http://www.archive.org/stream/californiastreet00caliiala#page/n0/mode/2up

              First Congregational Church (Eureka, Calif.) a collection of tried recipes for cooking (1907)
              http://www.archive.org/stream/eurekacookbookco00firsiala#page/n3/mode/2up

              Los Angeles : Central Baptist Church (1910?)
              http://www.archive.org/stream/ladiesa...

              2 Replies
              1. re: Antilope
                wekick Aug 9, 2011 01:47 PM

                Thank you, thank you, thank you for posting! ❤

                1. re: Antilope
                  drongo Aug 9, 2011 03:08 PM

                  I looked through Mrs. Lincoln's Boston cook book (1911), which is admirably opinionated. For example, the following opens the chapter on Pork:

                  Pork is an unwholesome meat, and should never be eaten by children, or people with weak digestion, nor, indeed, by anyone except in cold weather. (p. 245)

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                  alitria Aug 7, 2011 04:04 AM

                  Thanks so much for posting these! Cooking and history are two of my passions, so this is going to be fun!

                  1. BananaBirkLarsen Aug 7, 2011 01:39 AM

                    I love stuff like this! Thanks!

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