MG 456 Stanford Pharmacy, Newark, N.J. Record Books, 1853-1905
Stanford Pharmacy, Newark, N.J. Record Books, 1853-1905. 11 vols.
record books (1853-1905) from the Stanford Pharmacy in Newark
(Essex Co.: N.J.) The ledger dated 1853-1856 was kept by
the first proprietor, Dr. Luther G. Thomas, who founded the
pharmacy in 1852 and later served as an army surgeon during the
Civil War. When he did not return, William H. Stanford took over
until his death in 1915.
The ledger books,
1853-1856 and 1865-1871, list date, customer, some treatments and
many products and sundries sold including: box of pills, brandy,
camphor, castile soap, cigars, cream of tartar, elixir
opium, emery paper, gum drops, magnesium, pumice, quinine pills,
toothache drops, turpentine, strychnia, and in one instance
gonorrhoea. Customers include W. Caulfield, N.
Doremus, J.A. Rankin, and Nehemiah Tichenor, as well as many
Newark businesses: Alling Bros., Bentley & Briant, Alm
Jeroloman & Co., Krementz & Co., Miller Bros., Smillie
& Dorrance, Kent Simoni & Co., Swinnerton Bros.
in nine volumes, 1892-1905, consist of pasted-in prescription
forms from physicians to their patients with treatment dates and
pharmacy inventory numbers. Prescriptions include: argyrol,
bicarbonate of soda, bromide, codeine, digitalis,
eucalyptus, heroin, hydrogen peroxide, iodine, morphine sulpher,
peptonoids, phosphate, potassium, quinine pills, vaseline, zinc
oxide. Most prescription forms do not show names of physician or
patient, but the names of many Newark doctors include:
J.Henry Clark, William S. Disbrow, William Glatzmayer, Eleanor
Haines, W.H. Martland, John M. Rand, J.W. Read, Hugh P.
Roden, R.H. Rogers, F.W. Thum, H.J.F. Wallhauser, Aaron Ward,
George S. Ward, and Charles Young. Also, prescriptions from
Universal Workmens Sick and Death Benefit Fund, Newark
Charitable Eye & Ear Infirmary, St. Michaels Hospital,
and the clinic at St. Barnabas.
Gift of Benjamin Schapiro, 1961.
date, treatment or products sold, including
elixir opium, gum drops, magnesium, quinine
pills, and in one
customer, date, and products sold, including alcohol,
castile soap, cough syrup, cream of tarter, emery
muriatic acid, strychnia, and toothache drops. Customers
Newark businesses: Alling Bros., Bentley & Briant,
& Co., Alm Jeroloman & Co., Krementz & Co., Miller
Nester & Redway, Kent Simoni & Co., Smillie &
A.J. Stackhouse, and Swinnerton Bros.
Books: Medical prescription forms pasted into nine volumes,
dates and pharmacy inventory numbers
Volume 1 (Inv. #230532-234114)
Dec. 1892-Apr. 1893
Volume 2 (Inv. #234115-237935)
Volume 3 (Inv. #259216-262695)
Nov. 1896-May 1897
Volume 4 (Inv. #267254-270722)
Jan. 1897-Aug. 1898
Volume 5 (Inv. #275076-278452)
Volume 6: (Inv. #278453-281919)
Sep. 1899-Mar. 1900
Volume 7: (Inv. #281920-285288)
Volume 8: (Inv. #294828-298138)
Volume 9: (Inv. #315498-319088)
Nov. 1904-Apr. 1905