RE: [SCA-Herbalist] "Stillroom"
- Thanks for the links, but no, they really don't help. I was looking for specific references using the word in period sources. I have been supplied with a few, including:Also check out cabinets and closets. Folger did an exhibit some years back--The Housewife's Rich Cabinet: Remedies, Recipes,& Helpful Hints, by JeanMiller, Francie Owens, and Rachel Doggett with an Introduction byHeloise. Washington, DC, 1997, 142 pp., 30 illus., paper, $7.95 (pluspostage and handling). which covered this subject.http://www.folger.edu/html/exhibitions/housewifes_richcabinet/So it could be called Closet or Cabinet Secrets too.JohnnaeJohnna Holloway [johnna@...]OEDStillatory, n.2. A place where distillery is carried on; a still-room; a still-house, distillery.1602 PLAT Delights Ladies Epist. (1611) A3, The Quince, Pomgranate,..Areheere maintain'd,..For Ladies closets and their stillatories. 1604 R. CAWDREY Table Alph.,Stillatorie, a distilling place. 1624 WOTTON Elem. Archit. I. 8 All Offices that require heat, asKitchins, Stillatories..or the like would be Meridionall. c1710 C. FIENNES Diary (1888) 7 So manylittle buildings apart from each other..one for a stillitory. 1796 Stat. Acc. Scot. XVII. 294 Here is astillatory which pays to the revenue £729 per annum.3. attrib. 1561-2 in Rep. Middleton MSS. (Hist. MSS. Comm. 1911) 417 Paied to thesmythe for makynge and mendynge a locke for the styllytary howse dore. 1586 BRIGHT Melanch. xxvii.156 Placed over the rest as a stillitorye helme ouer the bodie.There are older uses of the word, but they are specific to a still ratherthan a stillroom. I would suggest "stillatory arts/sciences" if you wish to use a word thatwas used in period.HuetteHuette von Ahrens [ahrenshav@...]But thanks for thinking of me!Christianna-----Original Message-----
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Subject: Re: [SCA-Herbalist] "Stillroom"Does this help?Marisa