Manuscript Monday: Ms. Codex 1661 – Arts and sciences : chemistry. (Video Orientation)

Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, presents a video orientation to Ms. Codex 1661, a collection of recipes (numbered 1-253 with many errors) for alchemical and practical applications such as making candles, butter, varnish, many types of ink (including a recipe for “magic ink”), sealant for waterproofing shoes, cement for mending broken china or glass, and occasional medicinal uses. Written in England in 1777.

Video orientation to Ms. Codex 1661

You can read the complete record for this document (and find links to digitized copies) on Franklin. You can also download a copy of this video from ScholarlyCommons, the University of Pennsylvania’s open access institutional repository.

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