Joseph A. Jeffries


Company Names, addresses, dates:
  Joseph A. Jeffries, 15 Main Street, Warrenton VA

Notes:
Joseph Arthur Jeffries was born 1840 and died 19191. His drugstore was at 15 Main Street, Warrenton VA2. That building was built in 18473.

I visited the "Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail" in Warrenton VA in June 2016, and they had a display about Joseph Jepffries. Here's what I learned from that display:
Joseph Jeffries started at age 14 as an apprentice to Dr. J.H. Stephens. Jeffries served in the Civil War, after which he became a partner to Dr. Stphens. Jeffries purchased a store from Dr E.F. Kloman in 1876, and a year later he left his partnership to go out on his own. Jeffries building was built in 1847, and he expanded it. The drug store remained under Jeffries name until it was sold in 1948. 4

Bottles:

jeffries_01 Clear 5.0" bottle embossed:
vertical: JOSEPH A. JEFFRIES / DRUGGIST / WARRENTON, VA.
base: W T & CO / C / USA
jeffries_04 Clear 6.7" bottle embossed:
vertical: JOSEPH A. JEFFRIES / DRUGGIST / WARRENTON, VA.
base: W T & CO / B / USA
jeffries_07 Clear 5.3" (3 oz) bottle with a label, embossed:
horizontal: 3 iii
vertical: Gradation 1-2-3 OZ on left, 20-40-60-80 CC on right
label: JOSEPH A. JEFFRIES / PRACTICAL PHARMACIST / REG. NO. 1282 WARRENTON, VA.


Other stuff:
jeffries_03 This is a Jeffries drug store receipt from 1907. The letterhead says:
Warrenton, VA., January 1st, 1907 / Mrs. L. V. Ramey / To JOSEPH A. JEFFRIES, Dr. / DEALER IN / Drugs, Medicines, Oils, Paints, Stationery, Books, Fancy Goods, / CONFECTIONERY, FRUITS, ETC. / All Time Bills Due Quarterly and Prompt Payment Required
It looks like the items were bought in October, November & December. I presume that means a customer could keep receiving items and only pay for them at the end of the quarter.
jeffries_05 This is an earlier Jeffries drug store receipt, this time from 1901. It's more ornate, and says:
Warrenton, VA., October 1st, 1901 / Mrs. Lucy V. Ramey / To JOSEPH A. JEFFRIES, Dr. / DEALER IN / Drugs, Medicines, Oils, Paints, Stationery, / Books, Fancy Goods, / Confectionery, Fruits, &c. / All Time Bills Due Quarterly and Prompt Payment Required
jeffries_06 This looks kind of like a check, but I think it was a receipt. It says:
WARRENTON, VA., April 1st 1902 / One 65/100 ----- DOLLARS. / Dec to April 1st 1902 / JEFFRIES' DRUG STORE / Joseph A. Jeffries
jeffries_02 This is a photo (taken 24-October-2009) of the building at #15 Main Street, Warrenton. This building used to house Jeffries Drug store2.



1 From web site: www.gecities.com/lois44141@sbcglobal.net/jeffries/b782.htm
2 From web site: www.townofwarrenton.com/Portals/0/Planning%20Zoning/Documents/Warr%20HD%20Guidelines%20with%20Graphics.pdf">
3 From pamphlet "A Walking Tour of Warrenton Virginia" by Fauquier Historical Society
4 From a display at the "The Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail (formerly the Old Jail Museum)"




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