Fresno, Calif. Domestic Science Department, Sun-Maid Raisin Growers, [after 1922].
Octavo-sized booklet (21.5 x 13.5 cm.), bound on top edge, [28 pages] (photo-reproduction of typescript; rectos only). “Index” is an alphabetical list. Evident first edition. Advertising brochure bearing a version of the corporation’s new name (as of 1922) with twenty-four recipes. The majority of entries, a few of remarkable distinction (e.g., Greening Marmalade), were devised by the compiler, but several attributed to M. A. Wilson ride the era’s preoccupation with “orientalism” (for instance, Quince Sweetmeat (From a Shah’s Household) and Allah’s Quince Chutney). These may be supposed to have been provided upon Hartman’s request – that is, newly presented here – as are they do not surface in Wilson’s recent (and popular) Mrs. [Mary] Wilson’s Cook Book: Numerous New Recipes Based on Present Economic Conditions (Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1920). ~ Marie Hartman was engaged by the California Associated Raisin Company in 1921 to test and develop recipes, answer queries, and hold classes and demonstations for women’s clubs, training colleges, and farm bureaus (her appointment to head the new Department of Domestic Science and Consumer Promotion was trumpeted in The Western Canner and Packer vol. 13, no. 5 [July 1921], page 30). Her more widely distributed Recipes for Using Raisins was first announced in 1922; two smaller volumes, Sun-Maid Candy Recipes and Sun-Maid Jam & Preserves Recipes, followed shortly thereafter, but were not as often reprinted, and survive in smaller quantities. ~ Bound on top edge; cloth-backed, grey printed wrapper. Owner’s signature in ink on cover (“Mary Bullis”). Very good. Scarce. [OCLC locates two copies; in neither Brown nor Cagle].