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Prescription book of an apothecary

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3071

Scope and Contents

Probably in Westminster. Prescriptions in Latin: many give the name of the doctor, usually 'Dr More' [perhaps John Moore MD LRCP, c. 1618], or patient / other customer. Three are dated to 1625. Among names recurring are Sir Ambrose Turvill, Sir William Smithsby, Lord Teynham, the wife of Sir Henry Roper, Lady Rutland, 'the Lady Dutchessa', Lady Willoughby, 'Mr Browne at the Lady Dormers', Lady Mary Villiers, Lady Frances Cranfield, Lady Denbigh, and Lady Dormer senior. These entries end of fo. 28, with a few additional from other end of the book at fos 125-8. The rest of the volume, and some blank spaces in the section already described, have been filled with medical and culinary recipes in English in a later 17th-cent. hand. One at fo. 76 is dated 1658. At fo. 102v is a note of expenses for making a suit and coat, 1656. Fos 103-14, 116-19 and several others: torn out. Fo. 12: 'Jane Cowdray'; fo. 28v: 'Jane Cowdray her book' (c. 1700).


  • Creation: 1625-1658 (Circa)

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1 volume(s) (1 volume paper) : paper

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