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Aug 6, 2011 11:26 PM

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

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 and Google e-books.

Ryzon baking book - 1917


Worcester family cook book (1895

The Settlement Cookbook 1903

Rumford Complete Cook Book - 1908

The Calumet cook book (1916

Royal Baking Powder Company Cook Book - 1886

Metropolitan Cookbook - booklet from 1964

The Chinese cook book (1917

Chinese cook book (1917

The Manila cook book (1919) - Union Church of Manila (Philippines

Presbyterian Church cook-book - McKeesport, PA (1900

Saint Anselm's Church cook-book - (San Anselmo, Calif.). - 1908

How We Cook In Los Angeles - 1894

Church of the Good Sheperd cook-book - (Binghamton, N.Y.). - 1896

Unitarian Church cook-book - (Manchester, N.H .) - 1905

Des Moines. Plymouth church cook-book - (1876)

The Dixie cook-book (1883

The Lutheran cook-book; (1907

The East Milwaukee cook-book (1917

The Captain's Lady cookbook--personal journal : circa, Massachusetts 1837-1917

Dixie cookery; or, How I managed my table for twelve years. A practical cook-book for southern housekeepers (1867

Cooking for profit : a new American cookbook adapted for the use of all who serve meals for aprice (1893

The new Dixie cook-book and practical housekeeper, carefully comp. from the treasured familycollections of many generations of noted housekeepers: (1889

The Century cook book (1899

The Eta cook book (1914

The Mansfield cook book (1890

The national cook book (1856

Atlanta woman's club cook book - 1921

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  1. I love stuff like this! Thanks!

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

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

        Ryzon Baking Powder Baking Book - (1917)

        Gold Medal Flour Cook Book (1910)

        The Hotel St. Francis Cook Book, San Francisco, CA (1919)

        Boston Cooking-School cook book (1910) (Fannie Farmer Cook Book)

        The Settlement cook book (1948)

        The White House cook book (1899)

        Mrs. Lincoln's Boston cook book (1911)

        Worcester family cook book (1895)

        The National Cook Book (1856)

        The Blue grass cook book (1917)

        The international cook book (1911)

        The Chinese cook book (1917)

        The Dixie cook-book (1883)

        How We Cook In Los Angeles - (1894)

        The Rocky mountain cook book (1903)

        Cloud City cook-book - Leadville, CO (1889)

        Westminster, CA Church cook book (1916)

        San Rafael, CA church cook book, (1906)

        Honolulu, Hawaii church cook book (1920)

        Los Angeles, CA Hobart Boulevard Methodist Episcopal Church Cook book (1915)

        Dinuba (Calif.). Presbyterian Church cook book (1909)

        Saint Anselm's Church (San Anselmo, Calif.) (1908)

        Tried and true cook book, Christ Church, Los Angeles, CA (1913)

        California Street M.E. Church (San Francisco, Calif.) (1911)

        First Congregational Church (Eureka, Calif.) a collection of tried recipes for cooking (1907)

        Los Angeles : Central Baptist Church (1910?)

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        1. re: Antilope

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

          1. re: Antilope

            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)

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