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Glasgow School of Cookery records

  • GSC
  • Collection
  • 1875-1909

This collection consists of 9 files:
-Minutes and papers of meetings, 1875-1878
-Register of diplomas, 1904-1909
-Scotch Education Department forms, 1900-1908
-School prospectuses and stationery, 1875-1908
-Memorandum of Association, 1906
-Recipes scrapbook, 1870s-1880s
-"Superior Cookery Recipes", book issued by Glasgow School of Cookery, [c late 19th century]
-Glasgow International Exhibition 1888, School tearoom records
-Glasgow East End Industrial Exhibition 1903-04 medal

There are only a few records surviving from the School.

Glasgow School of Cookery | 1875-1908

Minutes and papers of meetings

This file contains a bound volume:
-Handwritten minutes of meetings of the Provisional Committee, Directors', Ladies Executive Committee and sub-committees
-Handwritten copies of official documents and letters
-Printed prospectuses inserted into pages for Feb 1876, Sep 1876 and Oct 1877
-Index to entries on back pages

Register of diplomas

This file contains a handwritten record book of diplomas for Cookery and Laundry courses detailing:
-Student name, address, date of birth
-Entry and leaving dates
-Examination results, award dates and class of diploma

School prospectuses and stationery

This file contains 4 items:
-Annotated list of Provisional Committee Members, [c 1875]
-Annotated list of Ladies' Executive Committee members, [c 1875]
-Prospectus for Session, 1908-1909
-Printed stationery for notification for meetings to be held at Albert Hall, 285 Bath Street, Glasgow, 1870s

Recipes scrapbook

This file contains 1 scrapbook:
-Handwritten recipes, including some on Glasgow School of Cookery stationery from the 1880s
-Printed recipes from the Manchester School of Cookery
-Printed recipes from the Liverpool School of Cookery
-Recipe cuttings from publications

The recipes have been pasted or inserted loose into the pages and were used in teaching cookery classes at the Glasgow School of Cookery. At a later date the Glasgow and West of Scotland College of Domestic Science has added a label to the front cover titled "The Original Glasgow Cookery Book, 1875" and inside the front cover a printed sheet has been pasted titled "History of the Glasgow and West of Scotland College of Domestic Science Cookery Book" by Robert Clow, dated May 1972.

Glasgow International Exhibition 1888, School tearoom

This file contains 3 large mounted sepia photographs and 1 artefact:
-2 photographs of the interior of the School's tearoom at the Glasgow International Exhibition 1888
-Group photograph of staff and students outside the pavilion where the tearoom was located
-Panel from above the doorway of the School's tearoom, framed in wood, depicting 3 women representing music, literature and art.

Glasgow East End Industrial Exhibition 1903-04 medal

This file contains 1 framed medal:
-Glasgow East End Industrial Exhibition 1903-04 medal awarded to the School for its contribution in the section on womens' industries

The exhibition was held at Duke Street, Glasgow, and ran from 9 December 1903 to 9 April 1904. Its aim was to raise funds for Glasgow Royal Infirmary and showcase the work of the artisan classes.