Series 5206
State Prison Bill of fare

Dates: 1911.

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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.

Historical Note

An agency history is available.

Scope and Content

The ledger in this series contains a daily accounting of foods served to convicts and guards at the state prison. Each day's record of the bill of fare includes breakfast, dinner, and supper. Meals consisted of such foods as boiled potatoes, brazed and roast beef, bread, squash, oat meal, hamburger, pork and cabbage, carrots, rice pudding, scrambled eggs, bacon, pot roast, stew with dumplings, baked pork and beans, gravy, soups, and biscuits, as well as tea and coffee. The ledger also contains record of the meals served to the prison guards as well. Guards often ate the same foods as the prisoners, just prepared slightly differently. For example, if the prisoners ate boiled beef with boiled potatoes, the guards ate roast beef with mashed potatoes.


Chronological by date served.

Access Restrictions

This series is classified as Public.

Preferred Citation

Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.

Processing Note

This series was archivally processed by Mahala Ruddell in December 2020.

Container List

1 1911 Aug 12-Dec 15

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