Primary Source: 17th-18th century domestic recipe manuscripts digitzed at Wellcome Library

The Wellcome Library holds a fascinating collection of recipe manuscripts dating from the 16th to 19th centuries. One of their digitization projects has made available the 75 manuscripts dating from the 17th century, some of which span the 18th century.

All recipe books are available under a Creative Commons Attribution license; they can be freely downloaded in PDF format and reused in any situation, so long as attribution is given to Wellcome Library.