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Bangor University
Prescription Books

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS PB

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Prescription Books

Short Title: Prescription Books

Creation date(s): 1839-1940

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 15 items

Name of creator(s): Apothecaries and chemists in north Wales


Administrative/Biographical history: Prescription books may contain the names of patients, types of illnesses and diseases, medicines and charges. One volume belonged to Dr O. O. Roberts, a native of Llanrwst. He had a vigorous personality who managed to combine a large medical practice with fruitful activity in the world of local government and general politics.


Scope and content/abstract: Prescription Books belonging to several north Wales chemists, namely: Beaumaris Apothecary, 1839-1843; Dr O. O. Roberts of Bangor, 1848-1857, which is confined to the patients in the Conwy Valley and its hinterland. The book originally belonged to a poet called Myrddin and contains his effusions; Penmaenmawr Chemist, 1886-1904; Messrs Blades of 68 Mostyn Street, Llandudno, 1900-1903; Messrs E. A. Neill Ltd., Llandrillo-yn-Rhos (Rhos-on-Sea), 1913-1914; Messrs John Thompson Ltd. (Messrs Timothy Whites&Taylors), Penrhyn Avenue, Llandrillo-yn-Rhos (Rhos-on-Sea), 1917-1921; Colwyn Bay Area, 1922-1925; Messrs J. Griffith, Old Colwyn, 1923-1940.


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System of arrangement: Incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts

Conditions governing access: Open to all users.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.

Finding aids: A typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference numbers : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 4900, 10252-10254, 10485, 25748-25757


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Note: Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, March 2003.

Rules or conventions: Created following ISAD(G) and Archives Hub Data Creation Guidelines

Date(s) of descriptions: Prior to 16-11-2004

Drugstores | Wales
Physician and patient | Wales
Physicians | Wales | Beaumaris
Physicians | Wales | Colwyn Bay
Physicians | Wales | Conwy
Physicians | Wales | Llandudno
Physicians | Wales | Penmaenmawr
Physicians | Wales | Rhos-on-Sea

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