18-day antedating of "peanut butter"

Hugo hugovk at GMAIL.COM
Wed Aug 14 11:23:05 UTC 2013

The OED has a parenthetical 2nd July 1897 quotation, followed by a non-parenthetical 24th October 1897.

Here's a 6th October 1897 in The Advocate of Topeka, Kan. (Page 14, Image 14).

A recipe for peanut sandwiches made from your own roasted and grated peanuts ends:

[Begin excerpt]
Or you may buy for these a peanut butter.
[End excerpt]

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