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Collection Number: 282
Collection Name: Lillian Meyer Cookbook Collection
Earliest Date: 1820
Latest Date: 1983
Bulk Dates: 1970-1980
Linear Feet: 24.75
Collection Description: The Lillian Meyer Cookbook Collection consists of 450 American and international cookbooks. An index has been created for the collection.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The collection of cookbooks was assembled by Lillian Eugene Nicholson Meyer, born in 1917 in Missouri and died May 11, 1983. Lillian, who was known as "Jean," was the wife of Dr. Frederick G. Meyer, who served as a research botanist at the U.S. National Arboretum from 1958-1991. Jean was an author and botanical illustrator. In both her art and her cooking, she demonstrated her interest in herbs, and the collection is particularly strong in that regard. She passed away suddenly while she was creating the illustrations for A Pompeian Herbal by Wilhelmina Feenster Jashemski, a colleague of her husband's. While traveling, Jean and Frederick purchased cookbooks from different regions of the United States and the world. Many of the cookbooks contain Jean's recipe annotations and comments.
Digitization Status: None

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