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TITLE
Letter to Kyle Pharmacy Requesting Pharmaceutical Items
EXTERNAL ID
Z_HCD_DOC_0032
PLACENAME
Duisdale
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Sleat
DATE OF IMAGE
1912
PERIOD
1910s
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
7428
KEYWORDS
letter
pharmacy
medicine
Letter to Kyle Pharmacy Requesting Pharmaceutical Items

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.

From the list of medications which have been ordered from Duisdale Schoolhouse in south Skye, there are obviously children in the home. Parish's Chemical Food for Infants would probably have a different name if available today, although Zam-Buk herbal ointment, popular for many years for the treatment of minor abrasions, bruises, insect bites and skin sores, has recently re-appeared described as "first aid in a tin"


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Letter to Kyle Pharmacy Requesting Pharmaceutical Items

INVERNESS: Sleat

1910s

letter; pharmacy; medicine

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 /> From the list of medications which have been ordered from Duisdale Schoolhouse in south Skye, there are obviously children in the home. Parish's Chemical Food for Infants would probably have a different name if available today, although Zam-Buk herbal ointment, popular for many years for the treatment of minor abrasions, bruises, insect bites and skin sores, has recently re-appeared described as "first aid in a 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>