Showing posts with label food. Show all posts
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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Letter of the Day: January 19 (1 of 2)

Microsoft continually corrected the spelling in this letter, and it was easier to go along with it.

Washington D.C. Jan 19th 1887


Dr Yarrow assistant Surgeon U.S.A.




This is the list of things I can furnish for the lunch room in case no cooking is allowed in the Building


Cold ham

Bread & Butter


Pies & cakes


Puddings & milk

Corned Beef



If I am allowed to have a gas stove I will have hot tea coffee & chocolate and hot soup and oysters.


And if I am allowed to cook in the Building I can furnish Beef steak, mutton chops, hot bread & cakes & omelets and vegetables if needed. And I wish to say that all the heaviest cooking will be done at my residence such as soup & pies, or other things that would be offensive. I can have a variety of other thins if I find that I can sell them.


Yours respct.

C.W. Procter

Friday, June 4, 2010

Letter of the Day: June 4 (2 of 3)

Government Printing Office,
Washington, D.C., June 4, 1887

Dr. Billings,

Dear Sir:

The bearer, Mr. J. Z. Rogers, who I have known for some time as the keeper of an eating house near the Government Printing Office, desires the privilege of serving lunch in the Medical Museum.

He has had years of experience in the Lunch business, and I have no doubt he would give satisfaction should you grant him the privilege he desires.

Very respectfully,
E.W. Oyster,
Foreman, Specification Room, G.P.O.