The cookery books can be found under Manuscripts (choose the respective manuscript and go to ‘Digital Facsimile’). Each image will open in a new tab and allow you to zoom in. The images are stored on a Google Photos account dedicated to Collecting Recipes.

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While transcribing, please be as true to the source as possible. Keep the original line endings in your text, and do not normalise the spelling. In case some letters are unreadable and/or uncertain, give them in italics. If you encounter deletions, please transcribe the text and indicate it by a note in brackets [del] before and after the deleted text.

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Resources to learn how to read Kurrentschrift: University of Vienna (in German); Kurrentschrift Schreiblehrgang von Margarete Mücke in German and English.