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Dudley, Short & Company prescription books

Ms. Codex 2018

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Creator:
Dudley, Short & Company.
Title:
Dudley, Short & Company prescription books
Date [inclusive]:
1907-1912
Call Number:
Ms. Codex 2018
Extent:
2 volumes
Language:
English
Abstract:
Two volumes probably of several volumes of prescription books kept by Dudley, Short & Company a pharmacy serving Brighton, England area. The volumes are comprised of formulas for prescriptions spanning the years from 1907 to 1912.
Cite as:
Ms. Codex 2018, Dudley, Short & Company prescription books, 1907-1912, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Biography/History

A chemist and druggist shop once located on Preston Road in Brighton, Sussex County, England.

Scope and Contents

These two volumes were probably of several volumes of prescription books kept by Dudley, Short & Company a pharmacy serving Brighton area. The volumes are comprised of formulas for prescriptions spanning the years from 1907 to 1912. The volumes contain over over 3800 written prescriptions arranged chronologically. Written for each numerical entry is the patients name, formula, and the initials or name of the chemist or prescribing physician. Some items have the patient dosage and use instructions. Ailments and titles of the prescription formulas are rarely listed. A tabbed alphabetical index is at the beginning each volume arranged by patient name. Volume 1 spans the years from 1907 to 1909 beginning with prescription number 36437 and ending with number 37261. The volume has pre-printed pages in black and red. Each page has two columns one labeled name, no. & price and one labeled prescription. Pages are numbered 1 to 502 and pages 223 to 502 are blank. A label on the inside front cover reads: Ford Shapland & Co. ... manufacturing stationters, Holborn, W. C. Written on the first endpaper verso: Dudley, Short & Comp., Oct. 4th 1907. Spine label is stamped in gold and reads Prescription book. A handwritten spine label reads: D 63437 to 37261. Volume 2 spans the years from 1910 to 1912. A company name is not indicated, but may be from the same druggist's shop in Brighton. This volume has 504 numbered pages and beginning prescription number 38090 and ending with number 41166. The spine is stamped in gold and reads: Prescription book. A handwritten spine label has the letter M. A label on the inside front cover reads: James Townsend & Sons, wholesale stationers, Exeter & Londo

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  August 2019

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Donna Brandolisio

Access Restrictions

This codex is available for research.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may exist. For most library holdings, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania do not hold copyright. It is the responsibility of the requester to seek permission from the holder of the copyright to reproduce material from the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Source of Acquisition

Sold by Shopwindows (eBay), 2018.

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Blankbooks
  • Codices (bound manuscripts)
  • Finding tabs
  • Formularies (Medicine)
  • Manuscripts, English--19th century
  • Prescriptions
  • Recipes
Subject(s)
  • Medicine--Formulae, receipts, prescriptions
  • Pharmacy--England--Brighton--20th century--Formulae, receipts, prescriptions

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Collection Inventory

Volume

Dudley, Short & Company prescription books, 1907-1912.

1

Dudley, Short & Company prescription books, 1907-1912.

2