Wednesday's Wonderful Collection - Shillcutt Drug Company Records, MS.000227
The Shillcutt family arrived in Little Rock in 1847, and Emsley C. Shillcutt was the first to operate a saddlery and harness-making business in the city. Shillcutt Drug Company at 1001 West Markham was owned by Rupert E. Shillcutt, Sr. (son of E.C.), beginning in 1895. He was among the earliest licensed druggists in the state, holding license number fifty-one. In 1970, June Bales Shillcutt, son of R.E. Shillcutt, Sr., was killed during a robbery of the store. The Shillcutt family operated the store until the early 1970s. The Shillcutt Drug Company was one of Little Rock's few remaining downtown area "neighborhood" drug stores at the time of its closing.
This collection includes financial records of the Shillcutt Drug Company from 1902 to 1959.