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Collection Number: 03084

Collection Title: Panknin Drugstore Records, 1844-1909.

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the World Wide Web. See the section for more information.


This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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Size 4.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 1050 items)
Abstract The Panknin Drugstore in Charleston, S.C., was owned and operated by Charles F. Panknin, a chemist and pharmacist. The collection includes business correspondence, prescription books, and other records of the Panknin Drugstore. Twenty volumes, 1852-1872, record prescriptions, ingredients, and purchasers. Correspondence is chiefly with suppliers and customers, although personal matters are represented. Also included are three account books of scattered dates.
Creator Panknin Drugstore (Charleston, S.C.)
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Panknin Drugstore Records, #3084, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Purchased from a dealer, January 1955.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1a.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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The Panknin Drugstore in Charleston, S.C., was owned and operated by Charles F. Panknin, a chemist and pharmacist.

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The collection includes business correspondence, prescription books, and other records of the Panknin Drugstore, operated by Charles F. Panknin in Charleston, S.C. Twenty volumes, 1852-1872, record prescriptions, ingredients, and purchasers. Correspondence is chiefly with suppliers in procurement of sundries, surgical supplies, and stationery and with customers placing orders. Personal matters and other business ventures are also represented. There are also three account books of scattered dates.

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Contents list

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Folder 1a

Original finding aid #03084, Series: "Panknin Drugstore Records, 1844-1909 and undated." Folder 1a

Folder 1

July 1881-September 1882 #03084, Series: "Panknin Drugstore Records, 1844-1909 and undated." Folder 1

Folder 2

October-December 1882 #03084, Series: "Panknin Drugstore Records, 1844-1909 and undated." Folder 2

Folder 3

January-March 1883 #03084, Series: "Panknin Drugstore Records, 1844-1909 and undated." Folder 3

Folder 4

April-December 1883 #03084, Series: "Panknin Drugstore Records, 1844-1909 and undated." Folder 4

Folder 5

January-September 1884 #03084, Series: "Panknin Drugstore Records, 1844-1909 and undated." Folder 5

Folder 6

October-December 1884 #03084, Series: "Panknin Drugstore Records, 1844-1909 and undated." Folder 6

Folder 7

January-April 1885 #03084, Series: "Panknin Drugstore Records, 1844-1909 and undated." Folder 7

Folder 8

May-December 1885 #03084, Series: "Panknin Drugstore Records, 1844-1909 and undated." Folder 8

Folder 9

January-May 1886 #03084, Series: "Panknin Drugstore Records, 1844-1909 and undated." Folder 9

Folder 10

June-August 1886 #03084, Series: "Panknin Drugstore Records, 1844-1909 and undated." Folder 10

Folder 11

September-December 1886 #03084, Series: "Panknin Drugstore Records, 1844-1909 and undated." Folder 11

Folder 12

January-April 1887 #03084, Series: "Panknin Drugstore Records, 1844-1909 and undated." Folder 12

Folder 13

May-June 1887 #03084, Series: "Panknin Drugstore Records, 1844-1909 and undated." Folder 13

Folder 14

July-December 1887 #03084, Series: "Panknin Drugstore Records, 1844-1909 and undated." Folder 14

Folder 15

January-April 1888 #03084, Series: "Panknin Drugstore Records, 1844-1909 and undated." Folder 15

Folder 16

May-June 1888 #03084, Series: "Panknin Drugstore Records, 1844-1909 and undated." Folder 16

Folder 17

1900, 1909, and undated #03084, Series: "Panknin Drugstore Records, 1844-1909 and undated." Folder 17

Folder 18

Volume 1: Letterpress copybook, C. F. Panknin, date uncertain #03084, Series: "Panknin Drugstore Records, 1844-1909 and undated." Folder 18

Folder 19

Volume 2: Ledger, 1844-1846 #03084, Series: "Panknin Drugstore Records, 1844-1909 and undated." Folder 19

Folder 20

Volume 3: Daybook, 1855-1856, and prescription records, 1860 #03084, Series: "Panknin Drugstore Records, 1844-1909 and undated." Folder 20

Folder 21

#03084, Series: "Panknin Drugstore Records, 1844-1909 and undated." Folder 21

See Oversize Volume SV-3084/4

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Volume 4: Cashbook, 1859-1863, and accounts, 1860-1864 #03084, Series: "Panknin Drugstore Records, 1844-1909 and undated." SV-3084/4

Folder 22

Volume 5: Prescription book, 1852-1856 #03084, Series: "Panknin Drugstore Records, 1844-1909 and undated." Folder 22

Folder 23

Volume 6: Prescription book, 1853-1855 #03084, Series: "Panknin Drugstore Records, 1844-1909 and undated." Folder 23

Folder 24

Volume 7: Prescription book, Dr. de Saussure, 1854-1858 #03084, Series: "Panknin Drugstore Records, 1844-1909 and undated." Folder 24

Folder 25

Volume 8: Prescription book, Dr. Geddings, 1854-1858 #03084, Series: "Panknin Drugstore Records, 1844-1909 and undated." Folder 25

Folder 26

Volume 9: Prescription book, Dr. Pettigrew, 1855-1862 #03084, Series: "Panknin Drugstore Records, 1844-1909 and undated." Folder 26

Folder 27

Volume 10: Prescription book, 1856-1860 #03084, Series: "Panknin Drugstore Records, 1844-1909 and undated." Folder 27

Folder 28

Volume 11: Prescription book, 1857-1860 #03084, Series: "Panknin Drugstore Records, 1844-1909 and undated." Folder 28

Folder 29

Volume 12: Prescription book, 1855-1860 #03084, Series: "Panknin Drugstore Records, 1844-1909 and undated." Folder 29

Folder 30

Volume 13: Prescription book, various physicians, 1856-1859 #03084, Series: "Panknin Drugstore Records, 1844-1909 and undated." Folder 30

Folder 31

Volume 14: Prescription book, Dr. Geddings Jr., 1858-1862 #03084, Series: "Panknin Drugstore Records, 1844-1909 and undated." Folder 31

Folder 32

Volume 15: Prescription book, Dr. R. Lebby, 1858-1863 #03084, Series: "Panknin Drugstore Records, 1844-1909 and undated." Folder 32

Folder 33

Volume 16: Paid prescriptions, 1859-1861 #03084, Series: "Panknin Drugstore Records, 1844-1909 and undated." Folder 33

Folder 34

Volume 17: Prescription book, 1860-1862 #03084, Series: "Panknin Drugstore Records, 1844-1909 and undated." Folder 34

Folder 35

Volume 18: Prescription book, 1860-1864 #03084, Series: "Panknin Drugstore Records, 1844-1909 and undated." Folder 35

Folder 36

Volume 19: Prescription book, 1862-1863 #03084, Series: "Panknin Drugstore Records, 1844-1909 and undated." Folder 36

Folder 37

Volume 20: Prescription book, 1867-1868 #03084, Series: "Panknin Drugstore Records, 1844-1909 and undated." Folder 37

Folder 38

Volume 21: Prescription book, 1868-1869 #03084, Series: "Panknin Drugstore Records, 1844-1909 and undated." Folder 38

Folder 39

Volume 22: Prescription book, 1869-1870 #03084, Series: "Panknin Drugstore Records, 1844-1909 and undated." Folder 39

Folder 40

Volume 23: Prescription book, 1870-1871 #03084, Series: "Panknin Drugstore Records, 1844-1909 and undated." Folder 40

Folder 41

Volume 24: Prescription book, 1871-1872 #03084, Series: "Panknin Drugstore Records, 1844-1909 and undated." Folder 41

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, July 2010

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

Diacritics and other special characters have been omitted from this finding aid to facilitate keyword searching in web browsers.

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