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Handwritten recipe book with the initials “R.J.”, likely Rosina Jane Uniacke (ca. 1808-1858), wife of James Boyle Uniacke, Commissioner of Crown Lands and Attorney General of Nova Scotia. Rosina and James resided at Mount Uniacke for at least part of each year. The date 12 November 1849 appears on pages 42 and 43 of the 70 page book, which contains a variety of recipes, many for pickles and condiments.

Date: 1849

Reference: Nova Scotia Museum Uniacke Family  Rosina Jane Uniacke