Records of F. Burgins, Chemist

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

This collection contains two prescription books including customer names and their prescribed medication.

Administrative / Biographical History

This company began trading in 1800, and by 1901 was operating from premises at 2 Coney Street, York. The business was taken over by the Wright family in 1934. In 1972 Jeremy Wright took over the business and transformed it into a perfumery, which still exists today.

Conditions Governing Access

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Archivist's Note

Compiled by Francesca Taylor, Community Collections Assistant, May 2015.

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