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Letter, 2 April, 1846, Julia Gardiner Tyler, Sherwood Forest, Charles City County, Va., to Sister, Margaret Gardiner

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Author: Tyler, Julia Gardiner, 1820-1889
Abstract: Julia [Gardiner Tyler], "Sherwood Forest," [Charles City Co.], Va., to "Sister," [Margaret Gardiner], n.p. Describes her latest dinner party in great detail mentioning the food service and the attire of her guests. "[t]here was not a single failure in the cooking, and my ice cream preserved its form entirely," mentions that the President received some "flattering resolutions" from the Texas Senate, discusses the purchase of her spring wardrobe. TCy of ALS. 1 pp. Including handwritten menu for the dinner party which consisted of foods such as boiled rich fish, preserved salmon and lobster, a pound of beef, boiled turkey and egg sauce, boiled tongue, chicken salad, and a variety of vegetables for the first course. The desserts included suet pudding and wine sauce, sponge cake "ornamented with a bunch of hyacinths," ice cream, and blancmange. The wines included sparkling hock, 2 kinds of Madeira, sherry, and port.Found in: Mss. 65 T97 Group A, Box 8, Folder 1, item 33.
Issued Date: 1846-04-02
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10288/18840
Citation: Tyler Family Papers, Group A, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary


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