Mrs. Mary Barrow’s recipe for silver cake. Call Number Z/1129.000, MDAH Collection.

Travelers in the nineteenth century often took food along on their journeys.  As the Manships prepared to depart for their trip abroad, family friend Mrs. Mary Barrows sent a cake for them to eat on their long voyage to Scotland.   On the reverse side of the recipe for silver cake, Mrs. Barrows wrote the following note to Mrs. Manship:

Mrs. C. H. Manship

At Home

Mrs. Manship

     As you seemed to like my cake the other evening, I send you one made by the same recipe, for your lunch; hoping it will be acceptable.

     With many good wishes for a pleasant voyage, I am

Very sincerely

Your Friend

Mary M. Barrows

May 19th 1874