Tag Archives: Lady Sedley

Sedley Transcription Now Available

The Royal College of Physicians has announced that the transcription of Lady Catherine Sedley’s manuscript, RCP 534, is now publicly available. Produced during our Spring transcribathon, the text is available here, via FromthePage. 

Pamela Forde of the RCP has also published a new blog entry about Lady Sedley’s manuscript to mark the occasion. Take a look here: https://history.rcplondon.ac.uk/blog/revealing-recipes-deciphering-text.

“Revealing Recipes” Workshop Video Now Available

The 2021 “Revealing Recipes: Top Tips from Early Modern Women” workshop is now available  here. Hosted by the Wellcome Collection and organized in tandem the Royal College of Physicians, the event kicked off EMROC’s annual transcribathon, and its speakers offer fantastic background on the manuscripts, transcription, and digitization. If you want to share an introduction to early modern recipes and transcription, this is a fantastic source.

Here’s what you can see discussed: 

  • The Wellcome recipe collection (Richard Aspin, former Head of Special Collections at Wellcome Collection)​
  • The power of remedy books for the modern reader (Helen Wakely, Inclusive Collections Lead, Wellcome Collection)​
  • Household medicinal recipes (Anne Stobart, University of Exeter)​
  • BREAK​
  • Digitizing the recipe books (Christy Henshaw, Digital Production Manager, Wellcome Collection)​
  • Conserving recipe books (Elizabeth Fagg-Shuttlewood , Conservator, Wellcome Collection)​
  • EMROC and transcribing as a teaching resource (Jennifer Munroe, Professor of English, University of North Carolina and co-founder of EMROC)​
  • Q&A​ (all panellists including Pamela Forde, Head of Archives at the Royal College of Physicians, London)

Transcribathon 2021: Revealing Recipes

4 March 2021
Revealing Recipes: Top Tips from Early Modern Women:

Lady Sedley’s from the RCP and Lady Ayscough’s from the Wellcome Collection

Image of a poster. It reads: Early Modern Recipes Online Collective (EMROC), Wellcome Collection and Royal College of Physicians invite you to their joint spring transcribnathon: Revealing Recipes--Top Tips from Early Modern Women. March 4, 2021. 1PM-9PM GMT. 8AM-4PM EST. 5AM - 1 PM PST. Online and Worldwide. Join us for a one-day manuscript adventure making two fabulous 17th century medical recipe books searchable for users around the globe. No experience necessary, and all from the comfort of your own home!

Please join the Early Modern Recipe Online Collective (EMROC), Royal College of Physicians (RCP) and the Wellcome Collection for a one-day manuscript adventure on March 4, from 1PM to 9 PM GMT. This worldwide event offers a chance to help make two medical recipe books searchable for users around the globe. 

We’ll be transcribing two fabulous 17th century medical recipe books: Lady Sedley’s from the RCP and Lady Ayscough’s from the Wellcome Collection. Drop in, or stay all day! 

For more, see our ever-expanding Revealing Recipes project page

Transcribers will be working around the globe.  Participants will virtually meet scholars from around the world and emerge from the day with a line for their CV—all from their own home, classroom, or office! NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY – we’ll walk you through the coding and offer pointers on the handwriting.

Interested in joining our Transcribathon virtually? Contact Lisa Smith, at lisa.smith@essex.ac.uk or @historybeagle, or jump in on the day.