Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library, San Jacinto Museum of History

Miller & Brockette Papers

Manuscript Collection: MC047

Collection Summary

Creator: Miller & Brockette, druggists
Title: Miller & Brockette papers
Dates: 1885-1914
Dates: (Bulk: 1911-1912)
Abstract: Prescriptions, formulas, correspondence, notes, and a photograph document a portion of the business of Miller & Brockette, Druggists, in Itasca, Texas from 1885-1914.
Identification: MC047
OCLC Record No. 48677660
Quantity: 72 items
Language Materials are in English.
Repository: Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library, San Jacinto Museum of History, La Porte, Texas

Creator Sketch

T. K. Miller and M. L. Brockette operated Miller & Brockette, Druggists at 912 Main Street, Itasca, Texas, beginning in the early 1890s. Later the firm also included jewelry in their inventory and were "one of 7000 Rexall Drug Stores."

Scope and Content Note

Prescriptions, formulas, correspondence, notes, and a photograph document a portion of the business of Miller & Brockette, Druggists, in Itasca, Texas from 1885-1914. Of particular interest is a notebook (ca. 1888) compiled by T. K. Miller and containing formulas for a variety of compounds including Rheumatism Liniment, Furniture Polish, Ink, Heave Cure, and Dr. O. W. Cowan's Dead-shot on Johnson Grass. Two pamphlets advertise products of interest to druggists. A Few Good Things Illustrated from Frederick Stearns & Co. of Detroit, Michigan, contains in addition to information on products such as Wine of Cod Liver Oil and Kolavin, engravings of the bottles. The Parke Davis & Co. pamphlet, Fluid Extracts & Other Pharmaceuticals, Especially Adapted to the Convenience of Druggists, includes formulas for pharmaceutical compounds in addition to the chemicals being offered for sale. An advertisement for the Florence Faradic Battery (1885) underscores Miller's fascination with new devices. The single photograph shows the interior of the Miller & Brockette Drug Store ca. 1910-1920.



Organized into six series.


Restrictions on Access


Terms Governing Use

Open for research by appointment.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the San Jacinto Museum of History. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Library Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Jacinto Museum of History as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Index Terms

Frederick Stearns & Co.
Miller & Brockette, Druggists
Parke, Davis & Company
Medicine--Formulae, receipts, prescriptions
Itasca (Tex.)--Archives

Administrative Information


[Identification of Item], Miller & Brockette Papers, MC047, San Jacinto Museum of History, Houston, Texas.


Gift of Miller & Brockette Drug Store, 1941.

Processing Information

Processed by Sarah Canby Jackson, 2001.




box folder
68.1 1 General 1908-1914, n.d.



16.1B.F1 Prescription Book 1911, 03/21-1912, 07/23
box folder
68.1 2 Prescriptions n.d.


Printed Materials

box folder
68.1 3 Pamphlets, General 1885-1887, n.d.



box folder
68.1 4 Notebook: T. K. Miller 1888
5 Loose 1888, n.d.
6 Loose n.d.



box folder
68.1 7 Notes n.d.



box folder
68.1 8 Interior of Miller & Brockette Drug Store n.d.