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James Curtis and Co

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The business of W. V. Wright and Co can be traced back to that of James Curtis and Co, a wholesale druggist in 1795.

1819 June. Advert for an apprentice druggist by Mr. Curtis, druggist, 11 Old Fish Street, Doctors Commons. [1]

1819 December. Offering for sale a retail druggists near Finsbury Square. Mr. Curtis, 11 Old Fish Street, Doctors Commons. [2]

1819 December. Wants a position for a middle-aged druggist (himself?). Mr. Curtis, 11 Old Fish Street, Doctors Commons. [3]

1820 April. Offers wholesale perfumery business for sale due to retirement. Mr. Curtis, Chymist, 11 Old Fish Street, bottom of Friday Street, Cheapside. [4]

1820 August. Offers his stock and fittings for sales. Mr. Curtis, Chymist, 11 Old Fish Street. [5]

1822 April. Offers a small medical practice for sale. James Curtis, 11 Old Fish Street. [6]

1824 June. Offers his business for sale. James Curtis, druggist, 11 Old Fish Street. [7]

1824 December. Advertises for an apprentice. James Curtis, druggist, 11 Old Fish Street. [8]

1827 October. Letting a cottage beyond Clapham Common. Mr. Curtis, 11 Old Fish Street, Doctors Commons. [9]

1828 July. Offering for sale a retail chemist and druggist. 11 Old Fish Street, Doctors Commons. [10]

1829 September. Offers his business for sale. James Curtis, druggist, 11 Old Fish Street. [11]

1831 April. Advertises for an apprentice. Mr. Curtis, 11 Old Fish Street, Doctors Commons. [12]

1836 July. Advertises for an apprentice. Mr. Curtis, 11 Old Fish Street, Doctors Commons. [13]

1839 February. Offers his business for sale. Mr. Curtis, 11 Old Fish Street, Doctors Commons [14]

1839 September. Advertises for an apprentice. Mr. Curtis, wholesale druggist, 11 Old Fish Street, Doctors Commons. [15]

1842 October. Cottage to let near Clapham Common. Besides the usual Fish Hill address he gives Alton Cottage, St. Anne's Hill, Wandsworth. [16]

1848 October. Advertises for a pupil. Mr. Curtis, Chemist, 11 Old Fish Street, Doctors Commons. [17]

1853 10th November. James Curtis dies at his residence Will Hall Cottage, Alton, Hampshire and of 11 Old Fish Street, City in his 76th year. [18]

The Fish Street premises and druggist business were taken over shortly after this by W. V. Wright and Co

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Tuesday, Jun 29, 1819
  2. The Times, Saturday, Nov 13, 1819
  3. The Times, Saturday, Nov 20, 1819
  4. The Times, Monday, Apr 17, 1820
  5. The Times, Thursday, Aug 10, 1820
  6. The Times, Tuesday, Apr 16, 1822
  7. The Times, Saturday, Jun 05, 1824
  8. The Times, Tuesday, Dec 07, 1824
  9. The Times, Saturday, Oct 06, 1827
  10. The Times, Saturday, Jul 26, 1828
  11. The Times, Monday, Sep 14, 1829
  12. The Times, Saturday, Apr 02, 1831
  13. The Times, Monday, Jul 18, 1836
  14. The Times, Saturday, Feb 23, 1839
  15. The Times, Tuesday, Sep 17, 1839
  16. The Times, Saturday, Oct 22, 1842
  17. The Times, Saturday, Oct 21, 1848
  18. The Times, Tuesday, Nov 15, 1853