Prescription Books

Scope and Content

Prescription Books belonging to several north Wales chemists, namely:

  • Beaumaris Apothecary, 1839-1843.
  • Dr O. O. Roberts of Bangor, 1848-1857, which is confined to the patients in the Conwy Valley and its hinterland. The book originally belonged to a poet called Myrddin and contains his effusions.
  • Penmaenmawr Chemist, 1886-1904.
  • Messrs Blades of 68 Mostyn Street, Llandudno, 1900-1903.
  • Messrs E. A. Neill Ltd., Llandrillo-yn-Rhos (Rhos-on-Sea), 1913-1914.
  • Messrs John Thompson Ltd. (Messrs Timothy Whites&Taylors), Penrhyn Avenue, Llandrillo-yn-Rhos (Rhos-on-Sea), 1917-1921.
  • Colwyn Bay Area, 1922-1925.
  • Messrs J. Griffith, Old Colwyn, 1923-1940.

Administrative / Biographical History

Prescription books may contain the names of patients, types of illnesses and diseases, medicines and charges. One volume belonged to Dr O. O. Roberts, a native of Llanrwst. He had a vigorous personality who managed to combine a large medical practice with fruitful activity in the world of local government and general politics.


Incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts

Conditions Governing Access

Open to all users.


Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, March 2003.

Other Finding Aids

A typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference numbers : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 4900, 10252-10254, 10485, 25748-25757

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.