Title:Lanman and Kemp correspondence, 1852-1881
Creator/Contributor:Lanman and Kemp, creator
Creator/Contributor:Lanman, David T.
Creator/Contributor:Downing, Abraham F.
Creator/Contributor:A.F. Downing & Son
Creator/Contributor:Hostetter, Smith & Dean
130 items of correspondence relating to the drug and medicine trade in San Francisco and California. Includes correspondence
with the firm's retailers in San Francisco, including Hostetter & Smith (later Hostetter, Smith & Dean), A.F. Downing & Son,
and the advertising agent Thomas Boyce. The collection provides documentation on patent medicines sold in California, advertising
techniques, and the importation of opium from Turkey and China. Includes typed transcripts of selected letters.
Subject:n-us-ca -- n-us-ny
Lanman and Kemp.
Advertising -- Drugs -- United States
Patent medicines -- United States
Opium trade -- United States
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Commerce
Lanman and Kemp miscellany, BANC MSS 2009/139, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Related collection: Lanman and Kemp correspondence (BANC MSS 93/61 c).
Related collection: Letters from California druggists (BANC MSS 86/117).
Located in New York City, the pharmaceutical firm of Lanman and Kemp (David T. Lanman) supplied patent medicines and other
drugs to retailers in California. The firm's wares included quinine, quicksilver, and "Florida Water." The firm also imported
opium from China and Turkey for processing by the Chinese in California.
A detailed description, including historical background, available in first folder of collection.
BANC MSS 93/61 c