Fonds MS-4-28 - J. D. B. Fraser fonds

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J. D. B. Fraser fonds

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  • 1815-1909 (Creation)
    J.D.B. Fraser & Sons.

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ca. 15 cm of textual records

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J.D.B Fraser and Sons is a pharmacy in Pictou, Nova Scotia, originally known in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century as a chemist and druggist. The pharmacy, located in 21 Water Street, Pictou Nova Scotia, what was originally known as the "jail lot", can trace its history back to 1828. J.D.B. Fraser was one of the earliest pharmacists in Nova Scotia, he is remembered as being the first to make and use chloroform in Nova Scotia. Three of his sons were also pharmacists.

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Accession 1971-100 was donated by James MacKenna in May 1971. Accession 1971-167 was donated by Mrs. Clark Long in December 1971. Accessions 1972-058 and 1972-073 were donated in August 1972. Accession 1999-030 was donated by James Snowden in May 1999.

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Fonds contains the records of druggist J. D. B. Fraser, including receipts and invoices (1894); a ledger that was used by Fraser and MacKenna (1909); correspondence (1846-1855); the bank book of Jas A. Fraser (1899-1907); day books; prescription books (1885-1886); and other records.

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  • English

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Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room.  Materials may be under copyright.  Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.

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