Top: "COCA // LEAVES // C46052 // (Erythroxylon Coca, Lam.) // Parke, Davis & Co. // MANUFACTURING CHEMISTS. // WALKERVILLE, ONT. CANADA. "; front side panel : "SYNONYMS - Cuca, Hayo, Ipado, etc. // PART EMPLOYED - The leaves. // NATURAL ORDER - Lineae. // HABITAT - Peru and Bolivia."; back: "PROPERTIES - Relieves nervous depression, and // stimulates digestion. Dose, a wine- // glassful of two ounces to the pint in- // fusion."
Storage Room 0010
On exhibit “Quack: The Exhibit that cures all” at Museum of Health Care, 29 June 2017.
Length 5.4 cm x Width 5.4 cm x Depth 1.8 cm
Paper and label are yellowed and very fragile; both are torn at top right corner; paper is punctured in five places on back; some plant material has escaped packet and is trapped in plastic.
"Parke-Davis Antique Pharmacy Collection," by Jack Willson, part 1 page 1; personal communication with Jack Willson, May 2000
The plastic wrap is not part of the original packaging; it was added to protect the materials as they were collected after 1949.
Coca leaves are where the drug cocaine originates. The natives of South America used to chew coca leaves to invigourate themselves and as a local anaesthetic. Cocaine was isolated in the 1800s and marketed as healthful, and as a treatment for morphine addiction. Laws were introduced to control it in 1903, and it was removed at this time from Coca Cola.
On exhibit, "Potions, Pills, and Prescriptions," Museum of Health Care, May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
Printed on label, left side, vertical: "18821 // ANTIDEPRESSANT // Usual Adult Dosage: // For maintenance, 25 mg. two to four times a day. // Complete prescribing information available on request. // Keep container tightly closed. // Protect from light. // For Oral Use Only."; left side, horizontal: "MSD // 100
Ca3288 // DIN 016330 // Pr // TABLETS // 124 // ELAVIL* // AMITRIPTYLINE HYDROCHLORIDE // TABLETS, MDS Std. // 25 mg each // * Trademark // MERCK SHARP & DOHME // CANADA LIMITED KIRKLAND, QUE."; / LOT 2939 W // EX. DATE 10-80"; embossed on bottom of bottle: "18 // 20"
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-5 Box 1
a - Length 5.8 cm x Diam. 2.9 cm
b - Depth 1.1 cm x Diam. 3.0 cm
Minor residue on top rim
Amitriptyline, sold under the brand name Elavil among others, is a medicine used to treat a number of mental illnesses.
Elavil (amitriptyline) is a tricyclic antidepressant. Elavil affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with depression and is used to treat symptoms of depression.
On exhibit at Musée de la civilisation de Québec 13 March 2017 - 30 March 2018
Hardbound rectangular financial ledger with transaction histories for 542 pharmacy accounts hand written on both sides of paper pages in ink; dark brown leather on exterior of cardboard covers and spine; covers have a grey metal frame around perimeter of front, back and spine attached inside to the…
Hardbound rectangular financial ledger with transaction histories for 542 pharmacy accounts hand written on both sides of paper pages in ink; dark brown leather on exterior of cardboard covers and spine; covers have a grey metal frame around perimeter of front, back and spine attached inside to the spine with metal hinges; box spine has a metal frame and a key hole on the front centre; paper dividers separate sections of the ledger and have leather covered tabs with letters stamped on the front and back in gold ink; very heavy thick ledger with lined pages with thirteen accounting column headings; key missing; 474 pages (double sided).
Number Of Parts
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Start date is latest patent date recorded on the ledger; end date is the latest hand written entry
paper: cream, tan
leather: dark brown
ink: blue, black, gold, pink
Stamped on front cover in gold ink: “CURRENT LEDGER // No. 1 // R. D. STILES”; stamped on the spine in gold ink: “CURRENT LEDGER // No. 1 // R. D. STILES // PATENTED 1901”; printed inside front and back cover in blue ink: “C-C // PERPETUAL // LEDGER // Patented Feb. 6, 1896. // ‘May 1, 1898. // Other Patents Pending, and in United States, Great // Britain and other Foreign Countries.”; printed on piece of paper affixed to the front of the first page in black ink: “INSTRUCTIONS FOR OPERATING THE // C-C // Retail Monthly Account System.” // “THE COPELAND – CHATTERSON CO., LIMITED, // DEVISERS AND MANUFACTURERS OF BUSINESS SYSTEMS, // MONTREAL TORONTO.”; printed on the back of first page and front of last page in blue ink: “How to Open Accounts in Perpetual Ledger; // THE COPELAND-CHATTERSON CO., LIMITED. // Devisers and Manufacturers of Business Systems. // GENERAL OFFICES AND WORKS, // TORONTO. // HOPE BUILDING, // OTTAWA. // MERCHANTS BANK BUILDING, // MONTREAL.”; printed at the top of each account page in blue ink: “SHEET NO. ACCOUNT NO. // NAME // ADDRESS”; printed at the top of each account table in blue ink: “THE C-C PERPETUAL LEDGER. PATENTED 1896 AND 1900. THE COPELAND-CHATTERSON Co., LIMITED, SOLE MAKERS, TORONTO."; column headings: "DATE // DESCRIPTION // FOLIO // DEBITS // CK // CREDIT // BALANCE”
Storage Room 2005
Unit Of Measure
Dimensions when the ledger is closed
Minor soiling to covers, spine, and pages; minor rusting of metal pieces, especially around key hole on front of spine; minor tears and loss to edges of leather tabs and edges of several pages
“Pictou Parade.” Haggis: The McCulloch Heritage Centre. 2016. Accessed 15 May 2019.
Pharmacy ledger, 014.002.224
The ledger contains hand written records of account transactions from 1902 to 1908 for the pharmacy operated by R. D. Stiles. R. D. Stiles was a druggist and apothecary and was a colleague of J. D. B Fraser. He operated several of J. D. B. Fraser's drugstore branches.