- c. 1893-1922 (Creation)
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Received by an antique dealer by an unknown individual.
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Contains 5 volumes of prescription order books kept by Belleville pharmacists. The volumes contain orders for prescriptions with names of pharmacists, (or chemists/druggists), doctors, and patients, as well as the medications/ingredients they prepared. Three volumes were used for a different purpose prior to their use by the pharmacists, but most of the earlier information is obscured by prescription orders, which are glued onto the pages over the writing.
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All volumes are dirty, three have broken bindings with loose and torn pages. Nearly all prescriptions are legible but require careful handling.
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Description created by Olivia White in August 2021, based on an assessment by Sharon White in August 2008.