Collection Number: 70046

Collection Title: Warsaw Drug Company, Inc., Prescription Book, circa 1913

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Size 1.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 400 items)
Abstract Warsaw Drug Company, Inc. operated in Warsaw, N.C. for approximately 100 years before permanently closing in 2015. Anecdotal evidence suggests that the store opened circa 1907. Contains handwritten prescription slips for prescriptions filled at the Warsaw Drug Company, Inc., in Warsaw, N.C. Most of the prescriptions were written by Dr. William D. Crocker and Dr. James M. Williams. Only a few prescriptions are written by other physicians. Although the majority of the prescriptions are not dated, they are in a sequential order by a number presumably assigned by the pharmacist. Two of the prescriptions are dated 1913, suggesting that the entire sequence dates from around this time.
Creator Warsaw Drug Company, Inc. (Warsaw, N.C.)
Language English
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No restrictions. Open for research.
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Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Warsaw Drug Company, Inc., Prescription Book #70046, Rare Book Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Betty E. Faucette and Arthur Maimon in October 2006 (Acc. 2006011).
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Warsaw Drug Company, Inc. operated in Warsaw, N.C., for more than 100 years before permanently closing in 2015. Anecdotal evidence suggests that the store was in operation as early as 1907.

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Contains handwritten prescription slips for prescriptions filled at the Warsaw Drug Company, Inc., in Warsaw, N.C. Most of the prescriptions were written by Dr. William D. Crocker and Dr. James M. Williams. Only a few prescriptions are written by other physicians. Although the majority of the prescriptions are not dated, they are in a sequential order by a number presumably assigned by the pharmacist. Two of the prescriptions are dated 1913, suggesting that the entire sequence dates from around this time.

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Processed by: Dawne Howard Lucas, March 2020

Encoded by: Dawne Howard Lucas, March 2020

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