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Originally located at 47 Main Street, Charles H. Jaggar’s Drug and Chemical Store pharmacy opened circa 1855, and, though having periodically changed ownership since, remained a pharmacy for over 150 years. Collection comprised of numbered, contiguous prescription books kept by an unknown pharmacist at Charles H. Jaggar’s Drug and Chemical Store as well as some ephemera.
- Collection Number:
- Charles H. Jaggar's Drug and Chemical Store Records
- Charles H. Jaggar's Drug and Chemical Store
- Nantucket Historical Association
- Material is in English.
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Preferred Citation: [identification of item], in the Charles H. Jaggar’s Drug and Chemical Store Prescription Records, Nantucket Historical Association.
Book 1 gift of an unknown donor (Acc. 1924.51). Book 3 gift of Adrienne Downey in 1997 (Acc. 1997.26.1). Book 4 purchased by the Nantucket Historical Association (Acc. RL2018.23).Sensitive Materials Statement:
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- Prescription writing.
- Prescriptions, Drug -- Nantucket -- 19th century.
Originally located at 47 Main Street, Charles H. Jaggar’s Drug and Chemical Store pharmacy opened circa 1855, and, though having periodically changed ownership since, remained a pharmacy for over 150 years. Later known as Pitman and Congdon’s Pharmacy, the building was purchased by Seaman Schepps in 2007, and the pharmacy merged with Nantucket Pharmacy next door.
Scope and Content
Collection comprised of numbered, contiguous prescription books kept by an unknown pharmacist at Charles H. Jaggar’s Drug and Chemical Store. Prescriptions are numbered and often include the name of customers and directions on administration, and occasional references to specific ailments. The Nantucket Historical Association’s holdings do not include prescription book 2. Also included are some pieces of ephemera from the store.
Box 1 Folder 1 Prescription book 1, 1855-1861
Box 1 Folder 2 Prescription book 3, 1868-1872
Box 1 Folder 3 Prescription book 4, 1872-1876
Box 1 Folder 4 Ephemera, 1877
Processed by Amelia Holmes, Ashley Miller, and Sara David, February 2019.
Materials in this collection were digitized with support from Connie and Tom Cigarran.