Archives, Nyal's Daily Reminder; Nyal; 1925; WY.0000.1341


Archives, Nyal's Daily Reminder

About this object

This is a booklet named Nyal's Daily Reminder that was given to his customers by Jas. F. Leary, a chemist and druggist of Mosgiel, and possibly owned by a Campbell. It is a really well-thumbed item, containing a wealth of information, mostly handwritten:

How to cure scours in calves
Cures for warts
How to make a mustard plaster
How to get rid of an acid stomach
How to darken hair
How to get rid of slugs on fruit trees
How to treat tutu poisoning
How to treat blood in the milk of cows
How to treat scaly leg in fowls
How to make rabbit poison
How to treat red water in cows
How to treat cows with bloat
How to whiten door steps
What the pulse rate of horses should be at any age
The cure for mange
Paint for the inside of an old galvanized can

There are also printed cures for coughs and colds using Nyal's products and newspaper clippings have been stuck in to the pages of the book.

Handwritten is a list of birth dates including:
Charlie 24 March 1888
John 20 March 1891
Elsie 25 November 1893
Alex 15 March 1899
Nellie 29 August 1898
Harry Campbell May 29 1927
Wm John David Galbraith 19 February 1919
Violet May Galbraith 25 November _ 6
Alexander Galbraith 29 September 4
Inoa Alice Galbraith 23 November 3
Hugh Campbell Galbraith 5 1/2 months
Grandad Campbell died 21 years August 3 1939

We have researched records for births, deaths, marriages and cemeteries but cannot find any of the above names. Do you know them? Please contact us!



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Oceania, New Zealand, South Island

Medium and Materials

organic, processed material, vegetal, paper
inorganic, processed material, metal, nickel

Subject and Association Keywords

Health and Medicine

Subject and Association Keywords

Communication (including Diaries and Letters)

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Copyright status unknown - orphaned work

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