De Renne family recipes and remedies

De Renne family recipes and remedies

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: De Renne family
Title: De Renne family recipes and remedies
Dates: 1860-1949
Quantity: 0.25 Linear feet 17 folders
Coll. Number: ms1120

Biographical/Historical Note

Between 1844 and 1969 the first three generations of the De Renne family of Savannah made notable contributions to Georgia history by collecting materials relating to the state's past and by printing primary sources and other historical works relating to Georgia as colony and state." George Wymberley Jones De Renne (1827-1880), planter and bibliophile, (son of George Jones (1766-1838), physician), was known for his collection of over 1300 volumes collected from 1844-1861; most of this collection pertained to Georgia history. He had three children with his wife Mary Wallace Nuttall De Renne: Wymberley Jones De Renne (1853-1916), Letitia De Renne (1860-1890), and Kentwyn De Renne (1862-1891), who continued their father's legacy of collecting and printing books related to Georgia's history. Wymberley Jones De Renne married Laura Norris and their children included Wymberley Wormsloe De Renne (b. 1891) and Elfrida De Renne (Barrow).

For more information, see the article "De Renne Family" in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of cooking and medicinal recipes spanning several generations of the DeRenne family. In addition to recipes for various dishes, there are numerous remedies and prescriptions for household time-savers and minor illnesses, as well as newspaper clippings covering the a broad range of topics.

Index Terms

Clippings (information artifacts)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

De Renne family recipes and remedies, ms 1120. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

Related collections in this repository: De Renne family catalogues (photocoy), ms 1064; Wymberley Wormsloe De Renne family papers, ms 1788; Wymberley Jones De Renne book lists, ms 2745; De Renne family papers, ms 2819; De Renne family catalogues (photocoy), ms 3623.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

4Jellie & Pickles
5Meat & Fish
10Wines & Beverages
11Recipe book
12Recipe book
13Remedies & prescriptions
14Newspaper clippings from Confederate Newspapers
15Newspaper clippings poetry
16Newspaper clippings various subjects
17Printed Material, Photograph, business cards