John C. Coles prescription book and daybook
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A pharmaceutical chemist, grocer, wine and spirit merchant and proprietor of Cole's pig powders in Chippenham, Wiltshire, England at 25 Market Place. Coles served as county magistrate, councilor, alderman, and served as three-time mayor of Chippenham. The John Coles Park in Chippenham is located on fourteen acres of land. The purchase of the land was made possible by Coles.
Two volumes comprising the prescription books of pharmaceutical chemist John C. Coles of Chippenham, Wiltshire, England. The volumes consist of a prescription book and cashbook. Volume 1 the prescription book spans 32 years from July 7, 1871 to April 1903. Volume 2 a entitled Cash book spans three years from January 1, 1884 to December 31, 1887, with additional entries to 1920. Volume 1, Pharmacist's prescription book has printed regulations required by the Pharmacy Act 1868 regarding dispensing poisons tipped onto front flyleaf, notes on American Remedies, 1877, tipped onto back endpaper. Letter from James Hetherington, Bath, to J.C. Coles, March 15, 1875, tipped onto front endpaper. Index to clients precedes 11,966 numbered recipes. Unnumbered recipes, are on pages 386-406 and on two unnumbererd pages, follow; many of these are for horses. Entries headed "Cottage Hospital" are on page 391. Two leaves laid in: Coles' letterhead and 1 label. Prescriptions were written by several different hands. Volume 2 is entitled Cashbook has entries. Pages were removed from the back of this volume. Handwriting appears to match that of some entries in the Prescription book. One leaf of Coles' letterhead laid in. Volumes have labels of E. S. & A. Robinson, Wholesale Stationers, Bristol.
- University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
- Finding Aid Author
- Donna Brandolisio
- Finding Aid Date
- May 2020
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