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Richard Theodore Ely

Subject: Philosophy

(1854–1943)

Richard T. Ely was born on 13 April 1854 in Ripley, New York, and died on 4 October 1943 in Old Lyme, Connecticut. He grew up in Fredonia in ...

White House

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Cathy K. Kaufman

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013

...and to keep them voting Republican. Although menus from the Hayes administration Buy American, or at Least Decorate American An 1826 federal law required that “all furniture purchased for the use of the President's House (the name “White House” was adopted only during Theodore Roosevelt's presidency) shall be as far as practicable of American or domestic manufacture.” This legislation helped promote the fledgling domestic glass industry: virtually all glassware since then has been purchased from American manufacturers. Not so with porcelain. American...

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Lynette Hunter and Gilly Lehmann

The Oxford Companion to Food (3 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Society and culture, Cookery, Food, and Drink
Length:
6,097 words

...by introducing agricultural and other background information, was an amateur, Richard Bradley, the first professor of botany at Cambridge University. His book was The Country Housewife and Lady’s Director , in two parts, first published as a whole in 1736 . However, in spite of the domination of male cooks, the ladies were not inactive. The tradition of ‘good housewifery’ found in MS receipt books and printed works produced during the 17th century was maintained by authors such as E. smith ( The Compleat Housewife , 1727 ) and Mary Kettilby ( A...

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