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Bell, Jacob (1810–1859), pharmacist and politician  

Juanita Burnby

Bell, Jacob (1810–1859), pharmacist and politician, was born on 5 March 1810 at 338 Oxford Street, London, the eldest surviving son of John Bell (1774–1849), pharmacist, and his wife, Eliza (d. 1839), daughter of Frederick Smith, pharmacist of the Haymarket, London, and his wife, ...

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Borrowman, Agnes Thomson (1881–1955), pharmacist  

Briony Hudson

Borrowman, Agnes Thomson (1881–1955), pharmacist, was born at Dykeneuk, Penicuik, Midlothian, on 7 October 1881, the daughter of Peter Borrowman (1852/1853–1911), a shepherd and later a farm manager, and his wife Margaret, née Davidson. Her father secured for her a four-year apprenticeship with ...

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Brady, Henry Bowman (1835–1891), naturalist and pharmacist  

Robert Wynn Jones

Brady, Henry Bowman (1835–1891), naturalist and pharmacist, was born on 23 February 1835 at Gateshead, the son of Henry Brady (1805–1883), a medical practitioner and amateur naturalist, and his wife, Hannah Bowman (1802–1872) of One Ash Grange, Derbyshire. His older brother, George Stewardson Brady...

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Buchanan, Margaret Elizabeth (1865–1940), pharmacist  

Briony Hudson

Buchanan, Margaret Elizabeth (1865–1940), pharmacist, was born at 11a Myddelton Square, Clerkenwell, London, on 26 July 1865, the daughter of Elizabeth Anne Buchanan, née Blake (1841–1918) and her husband Albert Buchanan (1836–1918). Her father held a bachelor of medicine degree from ...

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Hartley, Sir Frank (1911–1997), pharmacist  

M. P. Earles

Hartley, Sir Frank (1911–1997), pharmacist, was born on 5 January 1911 in Nelson, Lancashire, the son of Robinson King Hartley (d. c.1916), a plumber, and his wife, Mary, née Holt. He attended Nelson municipal secondary school and in 1926 obtained the northern universities' school certificate. His ambition was to be a schoolteacher but his bursary from the county council was withdrawn when it was discovered that he was deaf in one ear. On the advice of his physics teacher he entered pharmacy and served a three-year apprenticeship with ...

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Hooper (married name: Higgon), Elsie Seville (1879–1969), pharmacist  

Briony Hudson

Hooper (married name: Higgon), Elsie Seville (1879–1969), pharmacist, was born at 174 Amhurst Road, West Hackney, London, on 5 September 1879, the third daughter among the five children of Elizabeth Hooper, née Mack (1843–1921) and her husband, Cleeve Hooper...

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Hooper (married name: Higgon), Elsie Seville (1879–1969)  

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Elsie Seville Hooper (1879–1969), by unknown photographer, c. 1920

Royal Pharmaceutical Society Museum

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Houghton, John (1645–1705), pharmacist and author  

Anita McConnell

Houghton, John (1645–1705), pharmacist and author, was born in Waltham Cross and baptized on 21 July 1645 at Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, one of at least two sons and three daughters of Roger Haughton or Houghton, an embroiderer, perhaps employed at the nearby royal residence of ...

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Irvine [née Kennedy], Jean Kennedy (1876–1962), pharmacist  

Briony Hudson

Irvine [née Kennedy], Jean Kennedy (1876–1962), pharmacist, was born at 6 Allars Crescent, Hawick, on 22 July 1876, the daughter of Walter Phillips Kennedy, a bookseller, and his wife, Jane, née Law. Her name at birth was recorded as Jane, and she used that name in early life, but became generally known as ...

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Keer [née Clarke], Isabella Skinner Clarke- (1842–1926), pharmacist  

Briony Hudson

Keer [née Clarke], Isabella Skinner Clarke- (1842–1926), pharmacist, was born at 27 Skinner Street, London, on 29 October 1842, the third of seven daughters of Edward Clarke, an attorney’s clerk and later a solicitor, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Pemberton. They were described by ...

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Martindale, William (1840–1902), pharmacist  

Juanita Burnby

Martindale, William (1840–1902), pharmacist, was born on 12 June 1840 at Hesket, near Carlisle, Cumberland, the third son of the eight children of Richard Martindale (1807–1874), farmer, and his wife, Charlotte Stalker. After education in a Carlisle private school he was apprenticed in 1856 to his great-uncle, ...

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Minshull, Rose Coombes (1845–1905), pharmacist  

Briony Hudson

Minshull, Rose Coombes (1845–1905), pharmacist, was born at 19 Bradford Street, St Martin’s, Birmingham, on 3 August 1845 and baptised there on 22 August 1845, the third of four daughters (there were also three sons) of John Bellamy Minshull (1810–1884), a wood turner, and his wife, ...

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Patel, Kirit Chimanbhai Tulshibhai (1949–2016)  

Maker: Jason Alden

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Kirit Patel (1949–2016), by Jason Alden, 2015

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Patel, Kirit Chimanbhai Tulshibhai (1949–2016), pharmacist and entrepreneur  

Keith Ridge

Patel, Kirit Chimanbhai Tulshibhai (1949–2016), pharmacist and entrepreneur, was born on 29 December 1949 in Kisumu, Kenya, the son of Chimanbhai Patel (d. 1974), shopkeeper and entrepreneur, and his wife, Shantanben. His father ran a successful hardware shop and was able to send ...

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Philip, Sir Robert William (1857–1939), physician and founder of tuberculosis dispensaries  

Steve Sturdy

Philip, Sir Robert William (1857–1939), physician and founder of tuberculosis dispensaries, was born at Govan, Glasgow, on 29 December 1857, the youngest son of George Philip, a minister of the Free Church of Scotland, whose charge was Union Church, Govan, and his wife, ...

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Potter (married name Deacon), Frances Elizabeth [Fanny] (1837–1930), pharmacist  

Briony Hudson

Potter (married name Deacon), Frances Elizabeth [Fanny] (1837–1930), pharmacist, was born at Kibworth, Leicestershire, on 17 September 1837, the only surviving daughter (there were four sons) of William Potter (1802/3–1882) and his wife, Elizabeth, née...

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Wellcome, Sir Henry Solomon (1853–1936)  

Maker: Hugh Goldwin Riviere

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Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853–1936) by Hugh Goldwin Riviere, 1906 Wellcome Library, London

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Wellcome, Sir Henry Solomon (1853–1936), pharmacist and benefactor  

Robert Rhodes James

Wellcome, Sir Henry Solomon (1853–1936), pharmacist and benefactor, was born on 21 August 1853 in his grandfather's log cabin at Almond in northern Wisconsin, USA. He was the younger son of Solomon Cummings Wellcome (d. 1876), an unsuccessful farmer and subsequently an itinerant Adventist minister, and his wife, ...