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    Matt Guntherhess another one for you.

    Hi Matt,
    I picked this medicine bottle with a paper label which reads SYRUP BALSAM TOLU. BY THOMAS HOLLIS CHEMIST AND APOTHECARY 30 UNION ST. BOSTON on eBay this evening and when I researched it I found you had a reference for the name Thomas Hollis in Boston on your bottle Nexus site.This bottle is a very early medicine bottle as you can tell from the rolled lip.The bottle has a greenish aqua cast also indicative of early American glass.You are welcome to use it on your bottle Nexus site once I receive it and take new pictures.

    Here is a little info I have found.In 1822 Tilly Brigham and William H. Delano started in the drug and paint business at 30 Union Street, as Brigham & Delano. Mr. Brigham withdrew in 1825 and engaged in same business at 8 Ann Street, now North Street, where he continued alone until 1831, when it was Tilly and Thomas B. Brigham. From 1834 to 1838, Tilly Brigham was alone and does not seem to have been in business after that time.

    Mr. Delano in 1825 admitted William H. Whitney as partner, the style being Delano & Whitney they continuing to sell paints, as well as drugs, at 30 Union Street. They removed the next year, 1826, to 19 and 20 South Market Street, and the old store, 30 Union Street, was immediately taken by Gregg & Hollis, composed of Daniel Gregg and Thomas Hollis. Delano & Whitney were at 19 and 20 South Market Street from 1826 to 1835, when they moved to 56 Chatham Street. In 1849, it was William F. Whitney alone, Mr. Delano having retired, and from 1850 to 1856, it was W. F. Whitney & Son, D. R. Whitney having become a partner and John Tuckerman also having an interest.


    Gregg & Hollis and Thomas Hollis (who took the business in 1835) were at 30 Union Street from 1826 to 1852,when Mr. Hollis moved across the street to 23 Union Street, where he and successors, Thomas & T. F. Hollis and Thomas Hollis & Co., and Thomas Hollis Company, have continued up to the present time, so that for ninety two years the sale of drugs (with paints in early years) has continued in these two stores on Union Street thirty
    years at 30 and sixty-two years at 23.

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    RE: Matt Guntherhess another one for you.

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    RE: Matt Guntherhess another one for you.

    Here is a little info I have found.In 1822 Tilly Brigham and William H. Delano started in the drug and paint business at 30 Union Street, as Brigham & Delano. Mr. Brigham withdrew in 1825 and engaged in same business at 8 Ann Street, now North Street, where he continued alone until 1831, when it was Tilly and Thomas B. Brigham. From 1834 to 1838, Tilly Brigham was alone and does not seem to have been in business after that time.

    Mr. Delano in 1825 admitted William H. Whitney as partner, the style being Delano & Whitney they continuing to sell paints, as well as drugs, at 30 Union Street. They removed the next year, 1826, to 19 and 20 South Market Street, and the old store, 30 Union Street, was immediately taken by Gregg & Hollis, composed of Daniel Gregg and Thomas Hollis. Delano & Whitney were at 19 and 20 South Market Street from 1826 to 1835, when they moved to 56 Chatham Street. In 1849, it was William F. Whitney alone, Mr. Delano having retired, and from 1850 to 1856, it was W. F. Whitney & Son, D. R. Whitney having become a partner and John Tuckerman also having an interest.


    Gregg & Hollis and Thomas Hollis (who took the business in 1835) were at 30 Union Street from 1826 to 1852,when Mr. Hollis moved across the street to 23 Union Street, where he and successors, Thomas & T. F. Hollis and Thomas Hollis & Co., and Thomas Hollis Company, have continued up to the present time, so that for ninety two years the sale of drugs (with paints in early years) has continued in these two stores on Union Street thirty
    years at 30 and sixty-two years at 23.
    I always love it Steve when you come on and say "little history" and then cover about all there is.[:D]
    I mean comon', how many cousins did the have?
    PS; no dig intended, you always seem to have it covered.
    Great work!

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    RE: Matt Guntherhess another one for you.

    amazing condition on the label.

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    RE: Matt Guntherhess another one for you.

    WOW STEVE FAR OUT!!JAMIE

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    RE: Matt Guntherhess another one for you.

    Thomas Hollis sold ink as well. I've seen (and I think Dad has in his collection) a pontiled labeled Thomas Hollis ink.

    Jim G



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