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William Baxter


Chemist and druggist. ‘Dresser’ to the surgeon James Scott. A founding member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain and a founder of the Bromley Literary Institute. Opened a chemist’s shop in Bromley in 1818, and later branches in Dartford and Greenwich.


Census returns of England and Wales 1851 (The National Archives: Public Record Office HO107/1606/46/27)

England & Wales, christening index, 1530–1980 (, accessed 12 January 2018)

Horsburgh 1980, p. 406.


Horsburgh, E. L. S. 1980. Bromley, Kent: from the earliest times to the present century, compiled from materials collected from original sources by various hands. Reprint edition. Chislehurst, Kent: Lodgemark Press.