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Howard, Jewell & Co., Chemists, Stratford, Essex

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About this work


23 letters (numbered 1-22 and including no.1A) sent to the manufacturing chemists' firm founded at Stratford, Essex, by the Quaker chemist and meteorologist Luke Howard F.R.S. (1772-1864), known for most of the period of these items as Howard, Jewell & Co. (other forms of the name occur in some of the letters, such as Howard, Jewell, Gibson & Co., and Howard, Gibson & Co.). The letters, from different individuals in several parts of England, are orders for various chemicals (except for no.20, which is from the Privy Council acknowledging receipt of a memorial asking for changes to the duties charged on sulphate of quinine and on opium). Several orders specify the means of carriage to be used, some substances travelling by canal and some by coach or wagon. Nos. 1, 2 and 11-13 use Quaker dating practice, giving the month as a number rather than a name.



Physical description

23 items, numbered 1-22 and including no.1A.

Acquisition note

Purchased from J.L.M. Gulley, London, August 1998 (acc.350981), November 1998 (acc.351054), January 1999 (acc.351079), November 1999 (acc.351405) and March 2000 (acc. 351459).

Related material

In the Wellcome Library:

MS.7736 also comprises material relating to Howard, Jewell and Co.

The Hodgkin and Howard family papers (PP/HO) contain documentation relating to Luke Howard, the firm's founder.

Finding aids

Database description transcribed from Richard Aspin and Christopher Hilton's typescript supplement to S.A.J Moorat's Catalogue of Western Manuscripts


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