Collection contains a manuscript receipt book written on machine-ruled paper. Includes entries for horses treated and what
was done for them, as well as medical recipes for horse problems such as glanders, bots, poll evil (fistula), cancer, hoof
rot, and more. However, much of the manuscript is dedicated to folk recipes and cures for human use, children's diseases (records
of symptoms of scarlet fever, diphtheria, and other epidemic diseases common to the American frontier), and more. The author
records everything from Wisconsin mince pie (with beets), how to prevent wolves from attacking sheep (human urine), preventing
conception by using rattlesnake skin for birth control, shoe varnish, white wash, and much more. The manuscript may have been
written over a number of years. There is no evidence it was published, but likely intended for local or personal use. Numerous
clippings and manuscript recipes laid in or pinned onto pages throughout.