Robert Ambrose Pharmacy Collection, 1890-1911  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Caldwell, F.H., Pharmacist
Robert Ambrose Pharmacy Collection
1890-1911 (inclusive)
1.5 linear feet
Collection Number
The written prescriptions, scrapbook and assorted medicinal bottles were a part of Robert Ambrose's personal collection. Many of the written prescriptions in the scrapbook were created during the late 1890s by F.H. Caldwell, a pharmacist from North Yamhill, Oregon.
Oregon Health & Science University, Historical Collections & Archives
OHSU Historical Collections & Archives
Oregon Health & Science University
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd. MC:LIB
Portland, OR
Telephone: 503-494-5587
Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions on access. The collection is open to the public.

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Content DescriptionReturn to Top

In the first box, the prescriptions scrapbook contains 1,938 written prescriptions dated between 1897 and 1899. There are up to five prescriptions pasted on each page - most of them are from the pharmacist F.H. Caldwell from North Yamhill, Oregon. The loose prescriptions - all written by various pharmacists - are contained in a folded piece of paper dated 1909. A newspaper clipping pasted to a small print of the Exchange National Bank in Spokane, WA is undated and describes the health benefits of drinking a glass of hot water before breakfast every morning. The second box in the collection contains 21 medicinal bottles, 4 tins and one empty box of salts. Some of the bottles still contain tablets or liquids.

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Preferred Citation

Robert Ambrose Pharmacy Collection, Accession Number 2015-022, Oregon Health & Science University, Historical Collections & Archives

Restrictions on Use

The OHSU Historical Collections & Archives is the owner of the materials and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from OHSU HC&A before any reproduction use. OHSU HC&A does not hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In many cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners.

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Box 1: Written Prescriptions, 1890-1910Return to Top

Description Dates
F1: Loose prescriptions and a newspaper clipping
Pharmaceutical Prescriptions Scrapbook

Box 2: Assorted Medicinal Bottles, 1890-1911Return to Top

Description Dates
Castor Oil
The Mother’s Friend (empty)
Calcium Carbonate
Xanthoxylum (Alcohol 80%)
Celery Seed fluid extract
Podophyllin and Blue Mass (pills)
Calolactose (tablets)
Calophen (Upjohn)
Calomel (tablets)
Calomel and Sodium Bicarb (tablets)
Syrup of Figs (empty)
“The Piso Company” (empty)
Oil (illegible due to torn label)
Formamint Tablets (empty)
Couch Remedy (empty)
Tonic Vermifuge
Castoria (empty)
Kruschen Salts (empty box)
Liquid-ese “Makes Your Feet Glad” (sealed bottle in box wrapped in wax paper)
Vapo Cresolene Co (empty)
Measuring bottle – sodium chloride injection (empty)
Woodard, Clark Co. Tooth Brush Rack (glass in box)
Imperial Granum – Food for Invalids (rusty tin)
Cuta-Cream the Great Skin Cure (rusty tin)
Lee’s Rubber Adhesive Plaster (tiny tin)
Unlabeled tiny white jar

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Medicine and Health
  • Pharmacology
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Prescriptions
  • Scrapbooks
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Ambrose, Maxine (donor)
    • Ambrose, Robert (collector)