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Josephine Long prescription book

 Collection — Folder: S2621
Identifier: S2621

Scope and Contents

This collection comprises a small, 164-page ledger book from Josephine L. Morris in Rockville, Indiana, dated January 20, 1879. The first 38 pages contain remedies for various health problems, such as: “For Rhumitisem” on page 20; “For Broncal trouble or cough” on page 21; and “To relieve cloudy condition in urine” on page 24. It also contains two advertisement clippings, one for Jeculin made by the Upjohn Company, and one for Parke-Davis Haliver Oil. From page 95 through the inside back cover, Morris recorded financial information, such as government bonds and bank certificates from 1919 through 1938.

There are also other items, including a letter from M. M. Morris to daughter Josephine L. Long on December 24, 1907; two deposit slips from Union Bank and Trust Company, Kokomo; a grape wine recipe; a prescriptions on imprinted forms; various cards and notes; and cures for bronchitis, discharging ear, gall stones, and worms, ranging from 1879 to 1938.


  • 1879-1938

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Josephine Lovetta Morris was born October 27, 1873 to Dr. Aaron W. and Margaret Morris. In 1880, the family was living in Monroe, Howard County, Indiana. Twenty years later, the family lived in Honey Creek, Howard County. In 1920, Josephine was married and living in Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana, with her husband, William. G. Long and 7-year-old aughter Frances M. In 1930, the family lived in Kokomo where William worked as a salesman. Josephine Lovetta Morris Long died August 31, 1936, at the age of 62.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a purchase in 1981/03.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed in 2013/01 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid created 2013/01 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid revised 2022/12/14 by Brittany Kropf.
Josephine Long prescription book
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.