Early Modern Laundry & Stain Removal Sources

Recipe Sources:

Hugh, Sir, Plat. Delights for Ladies : To Adorn Their Persons, Tables, Closet’s and Distillatories: Tith Beauties, Banquets, Perfumes and Waters. Read, Practise, and Censure. London: Printed By R.W., 1654. PDF file.

Leed, Drea. “A Profitable Booke.” Elizabethan Costume. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Oct. 2013. <http://www.elizabethancostume.net/dyes/profitable.html>.

Leed, Drea. “Cleaning & Dyeing Recipes from the Secretes of the Reverend Maister Alexis of Piemont.” Elizabethan Costume.net. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Oct. 2013. <http://www.elizabethancostume.net/dyes/alexis.html>.

Leed, Drea. “The Allerley Mackel: a Dyeing and Textile Cleaning Manual from 1532.” Elizabethan Costume.net. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Oct. 2013. <http://www.elizabethancostume.net/dyes/allerley.html>.

Leed, Drea. “The Dye Woorkes.” Elizabethan Costume.net. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Oct. 2013. <http://www.elizabethancostume.net/dyes/>.

Mascall, Leonard. A Profitable Booke Declaring Dyuers Approoued Remedies, to Take Out Spottes and Staines, in Silkes, Veluets, Linnen and Woollen Clothes [electronic Resource] : With Diuers Colours How to Die Veluets and Sylkes, Linnen and Woollen, Fustian and Threade Also to Dresse Leather, and to Colour Felles. How to Gild, Grauve, Sowder, and Vernishe. and to Harden and Make Softe Yron and Steele. Uery Necessarie for All Men, Specially for Those Which Hath or Shall Haue Any Doinges Therein: With a Perfite Table Hereunto, to Finde All Things Readye, Not the like Reuealde in Englishe Heeretofore. Taken Out of Dutche, and Englished by L.M. London: By Thomas Purfoote, Dwelling In The Newe Rentes, 1588. PDF file.

Ruscelli, Girolamo. The Second Part of the Secretes of Maister Alexis of Piemont, by Hym Collected Out of Diuers Excellent Aucthours, and Newly Translated Out of French into English, with a Generall Table, of All the Matters Contayned in the Sayde Booke. by Willyam Ward. London: By Rouland Hall, For Nicholas Englande, 1563. PDF file.

Ruscelli, Girolamo. The Third and Last Part of the The Secretes of the Reuerend Maister Alexis of Piemont [electronic Resource] : By Him Collected Out of Diuers Excellent Authors, with a Necessary Table in the Ende, Conteyning All the Matters Treated of in This Present Worke. Englished by William Ward. London: By Thomas Dawson, For Iohn Wyght, 1578. PDF file.

Other Sources:

A Laundress on the Beach, The Decameron, Manuscript 5070. 1432. Arsenal, Paris. Web. 17 Nov. 2013  <http://expositions.bnf.fr/bdavbd/grand/1219_86.htm>

“Ashes in the Washtub.” Old & Interesting. N.p., 30 Jan. 2008. Web. 9 Nov. 2013. <http://www.oldandinteresting.com/lye-bucking.aspx>.

“Before There Were Washboards . . .” Old & Interesting. N.p., 17 June 2007. Web. 9 Nov. 2013. <http://www.oldandinteresting.com/washing-beetles-possing.aspx>.

“Fuller’s earth”. Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online. Encyclopædia Britannica Inc., 2013. Web. 27 Oct. 2013  <http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/221929/fullers-earth>.

“Giardino Dell’Iris.” Wikipedia. N.p., 11 Mar. 2013. Web. 27 Oct. 2013. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giardino_dell%27Iris>.

“History of Laundry.” Old & Interesting. N.p., 13 June 2010. Web. 9 Nov. 2013. <http://www.oldandinteresting.com/history-of-laundry.aspx>.

Leed, Drea. “Ye Shall Have It Clene”: Textile Cleaning Techniques in Renaissance Europe. In Robin Netherton and Gale R. Owen-Crocker (Eds), Medieval Clothing and Textiles 2. Woodbridge, UK Rochester, NY: Boydell Press, 2006. Print.

“Lye and Chamber Lye.” Old & Interesting. N.p., 20 June 2007. Web. 9 Nov. 2013. <http://www.oldandinteresting.com/washing-with-lye.aspx>.

Markham, Gervase. The English Hous-wife : Containing the Inward and Outward Vertues Which Ought to Be in a Compleat Woman: As Her Skill in Physick, Surgery, Cookery, Extraction of Oyls, Banquetting Stuff, Ordering of Great Feasts, Preserving of All Sorts of Wines, Conceited Secrets, Distillations, Perfumes, Ordering of Wool, Hemp, Flax: Making Cloth and Dying; the Knowldege of Dayries: Office of Malting; of Oats, Their Excellent Uses in a Family: Af Brewing, Baking and All Other Things Belonging to an Houshold. a Work Generally Approved, and Now the Eighth Time Much Augmented, Purged, and Made Most Profitable and Necessary for All Men, and the General Good of This Nation. London: Printed By I.B. for R. Jackson, 1615. PDF file.

Sim, Alison. The Tudor Housewife. The History Press: Stroud, 1996. Print.

The Rescue of the Child Who Fell into the Mill-pond in the Altarpiece from Steiermark. c. 1518-1522. Institut Für Realienkunde. Web. 17 Nov. 2013. <http://tarvos.imareal.oeaw.ac.at/server/images/7000358.jpg>

Wheeler, Jo. Renaissance secrets, recipes & formulas. London New York: Victoria and Albert Museum Distributed by Harry N. Abrams, 2009. Print.

Women washing clothes in a river, spreading them to dry in the fields alongside and hanging them from a rack, Splendor Solis, Harley 3469, fol. 32v. 1582. British Library, London. Web. 17 Nov. 2013. <http://www.bl.uk/catalogues/illuminatedmanuscripts/ILLUMIN.ASP?Size=mid&IllID=28030>

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