Beautiful RARE Bond Certificate from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy
issued in 1869. This historic document has an
ornate border around it with a vignette of the college's logo. This item has the signatures of the Company's President, Charles Ellis and Secretary, Ambrose Smith and is over 137 years old. 14 coupons attached on bottom not shown in scan. This is the first time we have had this certificate for sale.
The University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in a variety of health-related disciplines, including pharmacy, pharmacology, biology, chemistry, toxicology, cell biology, and biochemistry.
Founded in 1822 as the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, it began accepting women in 1876. Programs in bacteriology, biology, and chemistry were added over the years, and in 1921 the school began offering bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in all four disciplines. With these additions came a name change to the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science.
In 1998, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science became the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, incorporating the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, the Misher College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Health Sciences, and the College of Graduate Studies.
Notable alumni include:
Dr. Eli Lilly (Class of 1907) and his father, Josiah K. Lilly (Class of 1882) - Eli Lilly and Company
Gerald F. Rorer (Class of 1931) - founder of what is now part of Aventis Pharmaceuticals
William R. Warner (Class of 1856), founder of Warner-Lambert Company, Inc.
Robert L. McNeil, Jr. (Class of 1938) and his grandfather, Robert McNeil (Class of 1876) - founder of what is now McNeil Consumer Products
John Wyeth (Class of 1854), founder of what is now part of Wyeth American Home Products
Silas M. Burroughs (Class of 1877) and Sir Henry S. Wellcome (Class of 1874), founders in England of Burroughs Wellcome and Company, which is now part of GlaxoSmithKline