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TITLE
Letter to Kyle Pharmacy re: Beef Tea
EXTERNAL ID
Z_HCD_DOC_0031
PLACENAME
Glenshiel, Shiel Bridge
DISTRICT
South West Ross
DATE OF IMAGE
1912
PERIOD
1910s
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
7427
KEYWORDS
letter
pharmacy
Letter to Kyle Pharmacy re: Beef Tea

Duncan Macpherson set up his pharmacy in Kyle of Lochalsh in 1912 and supplied not only medicines and other chemist related items such as toothbrushes and shampoos, but also tourist information, postcards and photographic materials. Letters, postcards and informal notes were used to request goods, as well as Post Office Telegraphs.

Beef Tea was often prepared at home for an invalid as it was thought to be an easily digested restorative. At its simplest, it was made from boiling up cubes of lean beef with water and salt and skimming off any fat from the surface. It would seem that it could also be purchased by the bottle or tin


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Letter to Kyle Pharmacy re: Beef Tea

1910s

letter; pharmacy

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (documents)

Duncan Macpherson set up his pharmacy in Kyle of Lochalsh in 1912 and supplied not only medicines and other chemist related items such as toothbrushes and shampoos, but also tourist information, postcards and photographic materials. Letters, postcards and informal notes were used to request goods, as well as Post Office Telegraphs.<br /> <br /> Beef Tea was often prepared at home for an invalid as it was thought to be an easily digested restorative. At its simplest, it was made from boiling up cubes of lean beef with water and salt and skimming off any fat from the surface. It would seem that it could also be purchased by the bottle or tin <br /> <br /> <br /> This image may be available to purchase.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href="mailto: skyeandlochalsh.archives@highlifehighland.com ">Skye and Lochalsh Archives</a>