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Pharmacy prescription book

Ms. Codex 1932

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Title:
Pharmacy prescription book
Date [inclusive]:
1882-1897
Call Number:
Ms. Codex 1932
Extent:
1 volume
Language:
English
Abstract:
A volume containing over 2,000 formulas for prescriptions created by a pharmacy or druggist's shop in Sandwich, Kent, United Kingdom, spanning the years from 1882-1897.
Cite as:
Pharmacy prescription book, 1882-1897, Ms. Codex 1932, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Scope and Contents

Parchment covered volume comprising formulas for prescriptions spanning fifteen years from 1882 to 1897. There are over 2,200 prescriptions in the volume written in several hands. The volume was probably created by a pharmacy or druggist's shop located in Sandwich, Kent, United Kingdom. The drugstore served Sandwich and surrounding towns such as Ash, Canterbury, and Eastry. The prescriptions are arranged chronologically and in numerical order beginning with number 10171 and ending with number 12381. Written for each numerical entry is the patients name, street or town, formula, and the initials or name of the chemist or physician. Some items list the patient dosage and instructions. Ailments or titles of the prescriptive formulas are rarely listed. A recipe for Mrs. Belsey's mixed roots is on the first flyleaf. Prescriptions 10171 to 12381 is written on the front cover suggesting there were several volumes. "P 10171 to 12381" is written on the spine.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  June 2018

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 Alastor Rare Books (Lymington, England), 2018, cat. 31, no. 32.

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Codices (bound manuscripts)
  • Manuscripts, English--19th century
  • Prescriptions
  • Recipes
Subject(s)
  • Pharmacy--19th century--England--Sandwich--19th century--Formulae, receipts, presciptions

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Collection Inventory

Volume

Pharmacy prescription book, 1882-1897.

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