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Collection Summary

Creator Sketch

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

W. L. Springfield Papers

Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library, San Jacinto Museum of History

W. L. Springfield Papers

Manuscript Collection: MC048



Collection Summary

Creator: Springfield, W. L.
Title: W. L. Springfield papers
Dates: 1889-1896
Abstract: Five volumes of ledgers with prescriptons comprise the business records of W. L. Springfield, Druggist and Apothecary from Bellville, Texas.
Identification: MC048
OCLC Record No. 48683075
Quantity: 5 volumes
Language Materials are in English.
Repository: Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library, San Jacinto Museum of History, La Porte, Texas

Creator Sketch

W. L. Springfield, Druggist and Apothecary, conducted business in Bellville, Texas, possibly from 1886 until February of 1897 when Tesch and Tesch, Druggists, assumed his business.

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Scope and Content Note

Five volumes of ledgers (1886-1892) with prescriptions (1890-1897) pasted over the account pages comprise the business records of W. L. Springfield, Druggist and Apothecary from Bellville, Texas. In those ledgers where the pages are not totally covered with prescriptions, individual account information remains available. Information included on the prescriptions include patient names, prescription formulas, and names of local physicians - Drs. Thompson, Biggs, J. K. Stone, J. B. Burditt, and M. K. Camosey. Also included is a photograph of the front of the Springfield Drug Store in Bellville, Texas.

The Springfield Drug Store was purchased by Tesch and Tesch in 1897. Their prescriptions, rather than those of W. L. Springfield, are glued into the end of the final prescription book. Hence, the dates of the W. L. Springfield Papers end in 1896.

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Arrangement

Organized into one series: arrangement is chronological.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

None.

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.

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Index Terms

Names:
Burditt, J. B.
Camosey, M. K.
Springfield, W. L.--Archives
Stone, J. K.
Subjects:
Medicine--Formulae, receipts, prescriptions
Pharmacists--Texas--Archives
Places:
Bellville (Tex.)--Archives
Formats:
Prescriptions

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Administrative Information

Citation

[Identification of Item], W. L. Springfield Papers, MC048, San Jacinto Museum of History, Houston, Texas.

Acquisition

Gift of Charles F. and Fred L. Tesch, 1942.

Processing Information

Processed by Sarah Canby Jackson, 2001.

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Inventory

 

W. L. Springfield Papers

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16.1A.B1 Financial: Prescription Book (Prescriptions pasted into 1886 Ledger) 1890, 01/03-1890, 12/31
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16.1A.F4 Financial: Prescription Book (Prescriptions pasted into 1886-1888 Ledger. Some account information accessible) 1891, 01/01-1891, 12/31
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16.1A.F3 Financial: Prescription Book (Prescriptions pasted into 1889 Ledger. Some account information accessible) 1893, 04-1893, 12/31
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16.1A.B2 Financial: Prescription Book (Prescriptions pasted into 1890 Ledger. Some account information accessible) 1894, 01/01-n.d.
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16.1A.B3 Financial: Prescription Book (Prescriptions pasted into 1892 Ledger) 1896, 01/02-1897, 10/18
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62.3 1 Photographs 1889

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