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Harrods Pharmacy Department Prescription Registers

Harrods Pharmacy Department
  • Archives and manuscripts

About this work


Registers of prescriptions dispensed daily, Jul 1935-Jan 1977. The registers record prescriptions dispensed daily, and all but GC/214/38 and 39 are indexed by name of customer. There are gaps in the sequence between July 1936 and September 1938 and between December 1943 and April 1946, where the relevant registers were found to be missing on transfer to the Wellcome Archive.



Physical description

39 o/s volumes

Acquisition note

Tranferred on permanent loan from Harrods Company Archives to Contemporary Medical Archives Centre, March 1997

Biographical note

Harrods sold patent medicines as far back as the 1870s, and there is evidence of a Drug and Patent Medicine Department from 1884, but the earliest medicine catalogue in the Company Archives dates only from 1891. There is still a Dispensing Pharmacy in the store, which holds more recent records. The Company Archives had found that the usage of the volumes listed here did not justify the amount of room they occupied.

Related material

More recent records of the pharmacy held by Harrods Company Archive.


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