Six volumes of recipes, dated 1840-1874, accompanied by twenty-eight loose recipes (most undated), a letter to Eliza Duane from her cousin Kate, and a handwritten song to the tune of "Yankee Doodle." Eliza Duane, and is dated November 28, 1843, another is identified as belonging to Mrs. Mary Wells (undated), and still another was given by S.T. Bagg to Fanny T. Wells, and is dated December 25, 1857; the remaining three volumes most likely belonged to these women or other members of the Wells or Duane families. The cookbooks and accompanying loose sheets contain recipes for various cakes (including "Jenny Lind Cake" and "Election Cake"), preserves, puddings, desserts and soups, as well as directions for pickling (including "Pickled Oysters") and curing of various meats and other foods. One of the loose sheets also has a medicinal recipe for the treatment of cholera ("Cholera Mixture").
Six volumes of recipes (circa 378 pages) and thirty loose items.