Guide to the G.W. Aimar Drug Company Records

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0810
Creators:
Aimar, George W.
Aimar, Harold
Aimar, G.W., Drug Company
Dates:
1864-1972
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
350 Cubic feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
The day-to-day business records of a Charleston, South Carolina pharmacy, including day books, ledger books, cash books, prescription books, invoices, letterpress copybooks, and formula books.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Divided into 8 series.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
A pharmacy established in 1852 which operated in Charleston, South Carolina for over 100 years. During the Civil War the store served as an official dispensary for the Confederate States of America, and the top three floors were converted to a hospital. The store remained in the family and in business until 1978.

Administration
Author
NMAH Staff
Ownership and Custodial History
Gift of Harold and George W. Aimar. The contents of the store were purchased by the Smithsonian in 1978, and the Aimar brothers donated the archival materials, which were transferred to the Archives Center in 2002.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection donated by Harold and George W. Aimar.
Processing Information
Collection is unprocessed.

Using the Collection
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Preferred Citation
G.W. Aimar Drug Company Records, 1864-1972, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Business records -- 20th century Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Prescriptions Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Prescriptions -- 19th century Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
South Carolina Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Charleston (S.C.) Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cashbooks Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Business records -- 19th century Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Invoices Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Formulae, chemical Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Drugstores Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Daybooks Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Letterpress copybooks -- 20th century Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Medicine Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ledgers (account books) Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Letterpress copybooks -- 19th century Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pharmacies Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Science, Medicine, and Society Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives