Cook & Peel
Cook & Peel - Names, addresses, dates:1
Cook & Peel, Odd Fellows Hall, King Street, Alexandria VA (1848-1850)
Cook & Peel, Sarepta Hall, on King St. near Royal St., Alexandria VA (1851-1852)
Henry Cook - Names, addresses, dates:
Cook & Leadbeater, Alexandria VA (?-1839)
Henry Cook, King Street Alexandria VA (1840-1848)
Cook & Peel (1848-1852)
Henry Cook, Sarepta Hall, on King St. near Royal St., Alexandria VA (1851-1854)
Henry Cook & Co, Sarepta Hall, on King St. near Royal St., Alexandria VA (1854-1862)
Henry Cook, 39 King St., Alexandria VA (1862-1863)
Henry Cook, 39 & 224 King St., Alexandria VA (1864-1868)
Cook & Kelly, 39 King St., Alexandria VA (1868-1869)
Henry Peel - Names, addresses, dates:
Henry Peel & Co, King Street Alexandria VA (1845-1848)
Cook & Peel (1848-1852)
Henry Peel & Co, Corner King & Fairfax Streets Alexandria VA (1852-1853)
Peel, Stevens & Co, 224 King Street Alexandria VA (1857-1859)
Peel & Stevens, 39 King Street Alexandria VA (1854-1862)
Cook & Peel were druggists in Alexandria Virginia.
Henry Cook announced his partnership with his Nephew Henry Peel on April 21, 18482,
and announced their split up on May 1, 18523.
Henry Cook timeline
Henry Peel timeline
- c1805: Henry Cook is born in St Ives, England4
- 1838 Dec 14: Henry Cook owns a drug store called Cook & Leadbeater. Presumably his partner is
related to the the Leadbeater family that teamed with Stabler to form
- 1839 Nov 06: Henry Cook ends his partnership and forms his own drug store5
- 1848 Apr 21: Henry Cook announced his partnership with his Nephew Henry Peel2
- 1848 May 22: Cook & Peel drugstore is located at "Odd Fellows Hall"
- 1851 Jan 01: Cook & Peel advertisement mentions selling Soda (but not necessarily bottling it)
- 1851 May 28: Cook & Peel advertisement says they are starting to bottle soda for the season
- 1851 Sep 26: Cook & Peel drugstore is now located at "Sarepta Hall" (Current 400 block of King St, North side near Royal St)
- 1852 May 01: Cook & Peel split up, Henry Cook stays at Sarepta Hall3
- 1854 Apr 28: H.Cook & Co is new name, as Cook partners with Wm C. Fountain & Wm Selden Peach
- 1862 May 09: Sarepta Hall burns down, Henry Cook relocates to 39 King St (formerly Peel & Stevens location)
- 1863 Sep 01: Henry Cook purchases a pavillion on King Street
- 1864 Jan 28: Henry Cook starts advertising as Wholesale druggist at both 39 and 224 King Street
- 1868 Jan 02: Cook & Kelley (Henry partners with Edward F. Kelley, still with stores at 39 & 224 King Street
- 1968 Dec 10: Henry Cook passes away at age 63.
- 1969 Jan 06: Hortensia H. Cook allows
Wm F. Creighton to settle Henry Cooks accounts
- 1969 Feb 17: Hortensia H. Cook joins
Wm F. Creighton at 107 King Street as "Cook & Creighton"
- 1845 Feb 04: Henry Peel purchases a drug store on King St; uses name "Henry Peel & Co"
- 1847 Jun 11: Sergeant Henry Peel uses ad in Alexandria Gazette to call meeting of Ringgold Cavalry
- 1848 Apr 21: Cook & Peel partnership begins 2
- 1848 Jun 05: Henry Cook is delegate to Whig Ratification Convention in Philadelphia PA
- 1852 May 01: Cook & Peel parnership ends 3
- 1852 May 13: Henry Peel takes over Guinn's drugstore, NW corner of King & Fairfax Streets
- 1852 Dec 21: Henry Peel enlarges his drugstore
- 1854 Jan 19: Henry Peel joins Joseph M. Stevens as retail druggist, corner King & Fairfax Streets
- 1855 Jan 11: Peel & Stevens drugstore now at 39 King Street
- 1857 Jan 06: Peel & Stevens purchased B.C.Majors store w/ W.T. Cluverius
- 1857 Jan 08: New location called "Peel, Stevens & Co." at 224 King (corner King & Alfred Streets)
- 1859 Nov 01: back to just "Peel & Stevens" at 39 King Street
- 1861 Sep 15: Last ad for "Peel & Stevens" at 39 King Street (Civil war is going on now)
- 1861 Oct 15: Henry Peel is Secretary for Volunteer Relief Association of Alexandria
- 1862 Apr 11: Henry Peel in Lincoln's political prison, refuses oath not to take up arms against US
- 1862 May 13: Henry Cook takes over Peel & Stevens drugstore at 39 King Street
- 1862 May 15: Henry Peel is released from political prison and looking well
- 1864 Feb 03: DeForrest & Francis bring probate lawsuit against Peel & Stevens
- 1864 Sep 08: Lawsuit against Peel & Stevens is still going on
book # 187
This is a 7.5" green blob top bottle, with a rainbow colored opalescent
patina. The embossed letters have been painted white. It is embossed:
front: COOK & PEEL / ALEXANDRIA .
base: (iron pontil scar)
1 Dates based on advertisements in the Alexandria Gazette, various issues between 1848 & 1852
2 Alexandria Gazette, April 25, 1848, page 2
3 Alexandria Gazette, May 3, 1852, page 3
4 Alexandria Gazette, Dec 11, 1868, page 2
5 Alexandria Gazette, Nov 6, 1839, page 3
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