This section is from the book "Preserving And Pickling", by Mary M. Wright. Also available from Amazon: Preserving and Pickling: Two Hundred Recipes for Preserves, Jellies, Jams, Marmalades, Pickles, Relishes and Other Good Things.
Every housekeeper knows what a comfort it is to have a good supply of her own preserves and pickles which she can rely upon when the winter season comes around, and fresh fruits are hard to obtain or are too expensive. The putting up of one's own preserves and pickles is fascinating work, and it is surprising how quickly the pantry shelves may be filled with these delicacies by doing up a small quantity of fruit at a time, and the expense is scarcely felt at all.
The housewife need not be afraid of her preserves and pickles spoiling if she follows the few simple directions given here.