Pittsburgh: Murdoch, Kerr & Co., c. 1895. Hardcover. 128 pages. 19 x 14 cm. (22 pages local advertisements). An array of dishes with some surprises, such as a recipe for "Hot Tamales" from a contributor (Helen E. Pelletreau) who had traveled to Corpus Christi. Chapters include: Soup, Fish & Oysters, Meats and Entrees and Meat Sauces, Vegetables, Eggs & Omelets, Salads and Salad Dressing, Relishes, Yeast & Bread, Breakfast and Tea Cakes, Pies and puddings, Desserts, Cakes, Small Cakes, Drinks and Ices, Invalid's Tray, Fruits, Pickles, Candy, Nice Things to Know, and Miscellaneous. Numerous local advertisements, illustrated.
Helen Pelletreau was the third president of the Pennsylvania College For Women, and the first woman to hold the office. Pelletreau was chosen as Acting President after the prior person to hold the office resigned, and while trustees searched for a replacement. The committee, citing her exceptional business insight, then elected Miss Pelletreau as President, a title she kept for 14 years until her retirement in 1894. Pages lightly toned. White oil cloth covered boards. Very good. Item #1846