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Cary prescription and recipe book

 Collection
Identifier: KORN357
Handwritten book of prescriptions and recipes believed to have belonged to George H. Cary, a Louisville druggist from 1827 until a few years before his death in 1886.

Dates

  • 1827-1886

Creator

Extent

.10 linear foot

Biographical / Historical

George H. Cary was born in Chesterfield Co., VA, the son of Rev. Peter Minor and Rhoda Cox Cary. He moved to Louisville in 1827, becoming a clerk for Dr. Daniel Wilson at his drug store. In 1833 he began working with William M. Pettit, leaving there to open his own apothecary in 1837. The store was first on Main Street between 3rd and 4th, second on Market Street with the final store located at the corner of Seventh and Walnut (now Muhammad Ali).

In 1841 Cary married Mary Berryman of Woodford County and they had at least nine children, two of them, George H., Jr. (1851-1895) and Edward (1853-1936), going into the drugstore business with their father.

Creator

Title
Cary prescription and recipe book
Status
Completed
Author
Mary K. Marlatt
Date
2019
Description rules
Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Kornhauser Health Sciences Library Repository

Contact:
Kornhauser Library
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Louisville KY 40292 United States
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