The following are the contents of John Kennedy Bristow’s recipe book at the Oregon Historical Society, Portland, Oregon.  The manuscript was transcribed back in 1993, and this information, along with individual recipes, are reviewed on other pages.  The following information consists of line 1 of the first page for a recipe (usually it has a name, but sometimes the beginning of a sentence), followed by the presumed or known and documented author of this recipe, followed by the page number.  The names in parentheses are assumed names.  Letters out of parentheses are those which are found in Bristow pocket book.  Based on an analysis of the handwriting and penmanship or writing style, most of these recipes are produced by John Kennedy Bristow.  There is a stand alone unique writing style noted for at least one of Catnip’s recipes.

  • For Fistula                                                                                               14
  • Hair Tonic                                                                                               14
  • Pills for Liver Complaint                                                                   15 
  • Cure for Ague                                                                                         15
  • A Cure for Ague                                                                                    16
  • Regulating Pills                                                                                      16
  • Dr. W. Grindle & Bros…                                                                      17
  • Worm and Jaundice Bitters                                                            17
  • Kosts Pulvis Anodyne                        (Kost)                                   18
  • Discuitant Wash                                   Catnip                                   19
  • Cure for Clap                                           Catnip                                    20
  • For Rheumatism & Paralysis            Lowry Roland                    20
  • Styptic Comp.                                         Catnip                                    21
  • Cathartic Pills                                         Catnip                                    21
  • Compt. tinc. Lobelia 3rd Preparation        Catnip                    22
  • Cure in Cancer                                                                                       23
  • For Putrid Soar Throat                                                                       24
  • Hutchins Liniment                                                       (Hutchins)                          25
  • Liniment for Wounds, Cuts, Burns, Erysipelas  Hutchins   26
  • Coff Balsam                                                                    H.(Hutchins)                               27
  • White Salve                                                                                              28
  • Diptheria Wash                                                                                       29
  • Liniment for Soar throat                                                                    30
  • Salve for Scrofula                                     Beach                                  31
  • Scurvy                                                                                                        32
  • Indian Cure for all Sorts Diseases                                                    33
  • “Pustulances”                                                                                            35
  • For Birns or (Scalds)                                                                             36
  • Properatory for females   …by Wm. Dain  (Wm. Dain)            37
  • Cholera Syrup                                         Curtice                                  40
  • Salve for any old soar                          Trowbridge                        41
  • Dr. Churchills Cure for Consumption     (Churchill)                42
  • Cure for Tetter                                       Gunn                                      44
  • Cure for Scrofula                                 Longwort                               45
  • Cure for Scrofula                                  Gun                                          45
  • Medicines I (cont’d):
  • Ink for Steel Pens                                Oregon Farmer                   46
  • For Liver Compt                                                                                   47
  • Rx  Marshmallow & …                                                                         48
  • Assimilant                                                                                                49
  • For a Cough                                                                                             50
  • For White Swelling                             Dr. Trowbridge                             51
  • Liniment for Poleevil Swing and Phistelo  Peterson               52
  • blank pages (6)                                                                                       53
  • For Consumption                                             Chase                                     59
  • Consumption                                                      Chase                                    62
  • Cure for Night Sweats                                      Chase                                     63
  • Toothache and Neuralgia Cure                    Chase                         64
  • To Take Tartar off the Teeth                         Chase                               65
  • Tanning:
  • To Dress Deer Skins                                                                                 66
  • Medicines II:
  • Pudkins Ointment for Caneers Fever Soars &c. Chase                69
  • …for Piles..                                                                  Chase                                                    69
  • A Cure for warts  corns and chill blains            Chase                            70
  • Samaritan Liniment                                                  Chase                                 71
  • Vermifuge                                                                      Chase                                           71
  • Household recipes:
  • To Preserve eggs for winter                                   Chase                                  72 
  • Renovating Mixture                                                                                 73
  • For Keeping Beef                                                      Chase                                             73
  • To Pickle Hams                                                         Chase                                        74
  • Tomato Catchup                                                       Chase                                75
  • Wood and Metal Work:
  • Waterproof Cement                                                  Chase                                 76
  • Cement for Furniture & Marblewood                Chase                      77
  • Cement for…                                                                Chase                                       77
  • Russian Cement                                                           Chase                                  78
  • For Whitewash                                                             Chase                                  78
  • Boxmetle to make…                                                                                              79
  • Solder for Copper                                                                                                     79
  • Solder for Lead                                                                                                          79
  • To mend a broken saw                                              Chase                              80
  • Medicines III:
  • Eye Water                                                                       Chase                                    81
  • For Chronic Soar eys                                                                                      81
  • For Poleevil fistelo and cure warts and corns  Chase                        82
  • For Inflammatory Rheumatism                           Chase                             83
  • Assorted:
  • Honey                                                                               Chase                                            84
  • Honey                                                                               Chase                                            84
  • Butcher Knives Spring Temper..                           Chase                 85
  • Mill Picks to temper                                                  Chase                                87
  • Another                                                                           Chase                                    87
  • The Case Harden an axe tree                                  Chase                      88
  • Black Oxide…                                           Dr. Trowbridge                  88
  • blank pages (2)                                                                                  89
  • Prose and Prayers:
  • Musings Dec 24th 1849                           (signed)                      91
  • Exalted (prayer)                                    A.A. Hatch                        94
  • blank                                                                                                    95
  • Honour thy Father (prayer)                                                       96
  • blank                                                                                                     97
  • March 8th 1847 (prose) “There is scarcely a man…”        98
  • Prose/Saying “How frail is the mind…” (prose)                   99
  • “Murmer gentle lyre” (prose)                                                  100
  • March 14th, 1847 “The Ills of Life we Cannot.” (prose)  102
  • June 1887  “Virtue a good thing” (prose)                            103
  • “May you my friend…” (prose)                                                104
  • “My pleasure…” (prose)                                                              105
  • Endpages:
  • (Scribble) “Q./S.(?)  Aurette  Cr  by work…”                      106
  • End Page (blank)                               —

.

 

NOTES

For Fistula                                                                                               14

Hair Tonic                                                                                               14

Pills for Liver Complaint                                                                   15 

Cure for Ague                                                                                         15

A Cure for Ague                                                                                    16

Regulating Pills                                                                                      16

Dr. W. Grindle & Bros…                                                                      17

Worm and Jaundice Bitters                                                            17

Kosts Pulvis Anodyne                        (Kost)                                   18

Discuitant Wash                                   Catnip                                   19

Cure for Clap                                           Catnip                                    20

For Rheumatism & Paralysis            Lowry Roland                    20

Styptic Comp.                                         Catnip                                    21

Cathartic Pills                                         Catnip                                    21

Compt. tinc. Lobelia 3rd Preparation        Catnip                    22

Cure in Cancer                                                                                       23

For Putrid Soar Throat                                                                       24

Hutchins Liniment                                                       (Hutchins)                          25

Liniment for Wounds, Cuts, Burns, Erysipelas  Hutchins   26

Coff Balsam                                                                    H.(Hutchins)                               27

White Salve                                                                                              28

Diptheria Wash                                                                                       29

Liniment for Soar throat                                                                    30

Salve for Scrofula                                     Beach                                  31

Scurvy                                                                                                        32

Indian Cure for all Sorts Diseases                                                    33

“Pustulances”                                                                                            35

For Birns or (Scalds)                                                                             36

Properatory for females   …by Wm. Dain  (Wm. Dain)            37

Cholera Syrup                                         Curtice                                  40

Salve for any old soar                          Trowbridge                        41

Dr. Churchills Cure for Consumption     (Churchill)                42

Cure for Tetter                                       Gunn                                      44

Cure for Scrofula                                 Longwort                               45

Cure for Scrofula                                  Gun                                          45

Medicines I (cont’d):

Ink for Steel Pens                                Oregon Farmer                   46

For Liver Compt                                                                                   47

Rx  Marshmallow & …                                                                         48

Assimilant                                                                                                49

For a Cough                                                                                             50

For White Swelling                             Dr. Trowbridge                             51

Liniment for Poleevil Swing and Phistelo  Peterson               52

blank pages (6)                                                                                       53

For Consumption                                             Chase                                     59

Consumption                                                      Chase                                    62

Cure for Night Sweats                                      Chase                                     63

Toothache and Neuralgia Cure                    Chase                         64

To Take Tartar off the Teeth                         Chase                               65

Tanning:

To Dress Deer Skins                                                                                 66

Medicines II:

Pudkins Ointment for Caneers Fever Soars &c. Chase                69

…for Piles..                                                                  Chase                                                    69

A Cure for warts  corns and chill blains            Chase                            70

Samaritan Liniment                                                  Chase                                 71

Vermifuge                                                                      Chase                                           71

Household recipes:

To Preserve eggs for winter                                   Chase                                  72 

Renovating Mixture                                                                                 73

For Keeping Beef                                                      Chase                                             73

To Pickle Hams                                                         Chase                                        74

Tomato Catchup                                                       Chase                                75

Wood and Metal Work:

Waterproof Cement                                                  Chase                                 76

Cement for Furniture & Marblewood                Chase                      77

Cement for…                                                                Chase                                       77

Russian Cement                                                           Chase                                  78

For Whitewash                                                             Chase                                  78

Boxmetle to make…                                                                                              79

Solder for Copper                                                                                                     79

Solder for Lead                                                                                                          79

To mend a broken saw                                              Chase                              80

Medicines III:

Eye Water                                                                       Chase                                    81

For Chronic Soar eys                                                                                      81

For Poleevil fistelo and cure warts and corns  Chase                        82

For Inflammatory Rheumatism                           Chase                             83

Assorted:

Honey                                                                               Chase                                            84

Honey                                                                               Chase                                            84

Butcher Knives Spring Temper..                           Chase                 85

Mill Picks to temper                                                  Chase                                87

Another                                                                           Chase                                    87

The Case Harden an axe tree                                  Chase                      88

Black Oxide…                                           Dr. Trowbridge                  88

blank pages (2)                                                                                  89

Prose and Prayers:

Musings Dec 24th 1849                           (signed)                      91

Exalted (prayer)                                    A.A. Hatch                        94

blank                                                                                                    95

Honour thy Father (prayer)                                                       96

blank                                                                                                     97

March 8th 1847 (prose) “There is scarcely a man…”        98

Prose/Saying “How frail is the mind…” (prose)                   99

“Murmer gentle lyre” (prose)                                                  100

March 14th, 1847 “The Ills of Life we Cannot.” (prose)  102

June 1887  “Virtue a good thing” (prose)                            103

“May you my friend…” (prose)                                                104

“My pleasure…” (prose)                                                              105

Endpages:

(Scribble) “Q./S.(?)  Aurette  Cr  by work…”                      106

End Page (blank)                                            —

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