Records of Bilson & Friendship Ltd., Pharmacists

Scope and Content

Records of Bilson & Friendship Ltd., consisting of:  

  • Fifty-one day books of prescriptions, each with an index of customers, 1878-81, 1883-1944, 1947-8
  • Account book, 1941-52
  • Cash book, 1942-7

Administrative / Biographical History

Bilson & Friendship Ltd. were a firm of pharmacists in Bournemouth, Hampshire, known as Thomas W. Atkins until 1885, then as Frederick E. Bilson and finally as Bilson & Friendship Ltd.

Conditions Governing Access

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Acquisition Information

The records were bought from Mrs G. Brown (Eynsham Antiques) in 1970.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. II, nos. 54311-63.