D is for Druggist
By PRICE & CO. , 1809

Price & Co. Chemists and Druggists

  • Author: PRICE & CO.
  • Publication place: [London]
  • Publisher: Nos. 1 & 2, Great Russell Street, Covent Garden
  • Publication date: c1809
  • Physical description: Engraved trade card.
  • Dimensions: 130 by 180mm. (5 by 7 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 17945


Bearing a coloured image of their pharmacy at the intersection of Great Russell Street and Bridges Street, Price and Co. advertise their services as chemists and druggists on the present trade card. In 1809, ‘The Repository of Arts, Literature, Commerce, Manufactures, Fashions and Politics’ contained an advertisement for “PRICE and Co. Chemists and Druggists, excellent in Colds and slight Fevers”, but no other record remains of the company; the Post Office directories listed only a Price and Sequiera as druggists at 4 Leadenhall Street, from 1808 to 1812. There does exist the will of a William Price of Great Russell Street from 1832, which may refer to the same chemist.

Heal dates another of Price’s trade cards to 1809, presumably because of the advertisement in ‘The Repository’. The card described Price and his partner as “Physicians Prescriptions, and Family Recipes accurately prepared. Medical Advice by Gentlemen of long experience in various climates in every Department of the Profession”.


  1. Cf. Heal,Topography.389

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