- 'Japanned' metal: an East Asian lacquer preparation based on the dried sap of the Toxicodendron vernicifluum tree
- ammonium bromide: The ammonium salt of hydrobromic acid. The use of bromides in medicine dates back to the beginning of the 19th century. The salts were used in neurological and mental diseases, particularly in epilepsy.
- Blaud pill: Ferrous carbonate pill, a hematinic agent attributed to French physician Pierre Blaud (1774–1858), once used to treat iron deficiency anaemia; ferrous sulphate is the currently preferred agent for iron deficiency.
- calomel: Occurs as a secondary mineral which forms as an alteration product in mercury deposits. It occurs with native mercury, amalgam, cinnabar, mercurian tetrahedrite, eglestonite, terlinguaite, montroydite, kleinite, moschelite, kadyrelite, kuzminite, chursinite, kelyanite, calcite, limonite and various clay minerals. (The type locality is Moschellandsburg, Alsenz-Obermoschel, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.)
- chloroform and morphine
- corrosive sublimate
- Dover powder: powder from the Papaver somniferum and the Carapichea ipecacuanha (which is a species of flowering plant in the Rubiaceae family, native to Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, Colombia, and Brazil)
- ginger essence: Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is a flowering plant whose rhizome, ginger root or simply ginger, is widely used as a spice or a medicine. Ginger likely originated as ground flora of tropical lowland forests in regions from the Indian subcontinent to southern Asia, where its cultivation remains among the world's largest producers, including India, China, and other countries of southern Asia (see Production). Numerous wild relatives are still found in these regions,and in tropical or subtropical world regions, such as Hawaii, Japan, Australia, and Malaysia.
- glass-stoppered bottles: crushed flint (as a source of silica) and the addition of lead oxide produced clear glass in 19th century
- Hazeline: distilled extract of witch hazel (from Hamamelis virginiana).
- Ink: a complex medium, composed of solvents, pigments, dyes, resins, lubricants, solubilizers, surfactants, particulate matter, fluorescents, and other materials
- Ipecacuanha: made from the dried root of Cephaelis ipecacuanha, a plant from Brazil.
- iron and arsenic compound: interaction of soln of sodium arsenate and ferrous sulfate
- laxative vegetable
- leather strap: animal hides imported from Argentina and South Africa most probably
- medicine droppers
- opium: seedpods of the Papaver somniferum poppy
- paper labels
- paper wrapping: mainly wood (spruce, pine, fir, larch and hemlock, and hardwoods such as eucalyptus, popular, aspen and birch) and esparto grass
- phenacetin compound: condensation of p-nitrophenol in a sodium hydroxide solution with ethyl bromide followed by reduction with sodium sulfide and acetylation with acetic anhydride
- quinine and cinnamon: quinine derives from the bark of a cinchona tree & cinnamon is a spice obtained from the inner bark of several tree species from the genus Cinnamomum
- quinine and rhubarb compound (Livingstone Rouser): quinine derives from the bark of a cinchona tree & Rheum rhabarbaru is a species of plant in the family Polygonaceae.
- quinine bisulphate: an alkaloid derived from the bark of the cinchona tree
- soda-mint: a salt composed of sodium ions and bicarbonate ions
- tonic compound: the bark of a cinchona tree
- zinc-sulphate: zinc sulfate is produced by treating any zinc-containing material (metal, minerals, oxides) with sulfuric acid.
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Object DomicileStrongroom 3, Jagger Library, University of Cape Town Special Collections, Upper Campus
Object OriginWellcome, Burroughs and Co. offices. Snow Hill Building. The corner of Snow Hill and Holborn Viaduct in London. 1883 - 1941
On the night of 10-11 May 1941, during one of the heaviest nights of the Blitz, the Snow Hill building was destroyed. Afterwards, staff were temporarily moved to other Wellcome owned sites – such as the main warehouse where Wellcome’s collection was stored in Willesden and to the Wellcome Research Institution on Euston Road (which is now the Library and where the rest of Wellcome Collection is situated).