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E. F. Carey—Pharmacopeia

  • 1863–1875
  • American
    Notebook created and used by E. F. Carey from Providence, RI, and Haverhill, MA (CHF purchased the notebook from Ian Brabner, Bookseller, in 2009)
  • 1 linear inch
    Bound notebook
  • Purchased from Ian Brabner
  • 2009.010
  • Copyright restrictions may apply (contact CHF archivist).


The notebook contains recipes and formulas developed or copied by E. F. Carey while working as an assistant pharmacist in Rhode Island and as the owner-operator of a pharmacy in Massachusetts. Includes recipes for hair wash and dye, cough syrup, writing ink, coloring billiard balls, rheumatism relief, and more.

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