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MACMILLAN, Mrs Georgiana   died 1943


OB identifies Mrs Frederick as a pseudonym for Mrs Frederick Macmillan. She must surely be the wife of Frederick Macmillan of Macmillan and Co, the firm that published her cookery book. In "The house of Macmillan (1843-1943)", London: Macmillan and Co, 1943, George Morgan writes, "During his five years in America, Frederick had in 1874 married an American lady, Georgiana Warrin, who lived until 1943 and so is well remembered even by junior authors of the 'thirties who, as guests in her house, discovered that she knew more about cooking than most women on earth, and saw to it, by daily and personal supervision, that her cook put this knowledge into faultless practice."

  • Hints to housewives
  • Subjects: general,

    • 1. Hints to housewives | on several points, particularly on the | preparation of economical | and tasteful dishes. | By Mrs. Frederick.
      London: Macmillan and Co; 1880
      18.0 x 12.0 cm   Pp [i-vii] viii, [1] 2-142, [i-ii] publ ads   White cloth with 3 rows of kitchen containers on front  
      GB:   *LoEN   OB  
      US:   MCR  

      The title-page and the dedication on page v are printed in red and black. Most of the text is about cookery; only a few remarks in the first chapter concern housekeeping. The last chapter, XIV, is entitled "American recipes'.

    • 2. — [Another edition, second, 1880]
      GB:   Priv coll  

      A private collector reports in her collection the second edition, London: Macmillan and Co, 1880. An advertisement in John Milner Fothergill's "Food for the invalid', 1880, cites 2s 6d as the price of the second edition.% 2556


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