Fonds F 1498

Geen's Prescription Pharmacy fonds

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Geen's Prescription Pharmacy fonds
Dates of Creation
Physical Description

1.2 metres of textual records

Scope and Content

Fonds consists of originals and copies of records created and received by Geen's Prescription Pharmacy.

Fonds includes prescription slips (1939-1950), a copy of "Druggists' Bulletin Service Price Book" (1951), suppliers' advertisements, product descriptions, price lists and order forms .

The fonds also contains photocopies of articles and photographs including a computer printout of a "History of Geen's Drugstore of Belleville, Ontario" for the period 1833- , by A.F. Geen, written November 1994; photocopied excerpts from articles published in the Belleville "Intelligencer" pertaining to the Geen Pharmacy and family, which contain photographs of the pharmacy's exterior and interior, as well as of P.W. Geen and A.F. Geen. Also included are photocopies of photographs depicting exterior and interior views of the Geen Pharmacy at various times: 186-; 1865-1870; 1871-1887; October 1896; 1925-1930. Other materials include photocopied newspaper advertisements for the Geen Pharmacy and for the drugstore operated by A.M. Sheldon ca. 1833- 1835. There are also photocopies of a receipt regarding the sale of the Holden Drug Co. to Albert L. Geen, signed by the seller J.C. Holden. The receipt includes an itemized list of the company's assets involved in the sale, along with the price paid for each, and notes on the manner in which payment was made. Similarly, a "Memorandum of Agreement" dated August 1907 is included, outlining the terms and conditions of the contractual relations between Albert L. Geen and Parke, Davis & Co., pharmaceutical product wholesalers.

Administrative History or Biographical Sketch

Geen's Prescription Pharmacy, founded in 1833 by A.M. Sheldon, was a pharmaceutical business situated in Belleville, Ontario.

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Restrictions on Access
Access is restricted to records in Series F 1498-1 for a period of 100 years from date of creation, except to researchers in accordance with a formal agreement not to reveal the identity of persons named in these papers. Please consult inventory for F 1498 for further details. No access restrictions on remainder of fonds.
Terms For Use and Reproduction
Copyright held by creator. These materials cannot be published without permission of the copyright holder.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Fonds was donated to the Archives of Ontario in two accessions on behalf of Geen's Prescription Pharmacy: in 1982 and in 1994 by A.F. Geen.
Associated Material

Related records, including a letterbook of A.L. Geen, 1891-1908, are held at Queen's University Archives, Kingston, Ontario.


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Former Codes

Accession numbers 14919, 29851.

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