The Apothecary’s Apprentice in Eighteenth Century England

In England, as early as the twelfth century, apothecaries (pharmacist physicians) belonged to the Worshipful Company of Grocers. This guild included the Pepperers and the Spicers and apothecary shops sold everything from confectionery, perfumes, spices, spiced wines, to herbs and drugs that were compounded and dispensed on the premises to the public.

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Lucinda Brant
An Eighteenth Century Love Letter

The eighteenth century saw an explosion of letter writing on a scale never seen in previous centuries. Receiving a physical love letter was something to cherish, as it is today, to be carefully read and re-read and kept as a treasured object.

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Lucinda Brant