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Edward Herring and Co

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1858 Partnership change. '...the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us the undersigned, Edward Herring and Thomas Whiffen, carrying on business under the style or firm of Edward Herring and Company, at Trinity-street, Southwark, as Quinine Manufacturers, was dissolved on the 1st day of January last, by mutual consent....'[1]

1858 Jacob Hulle bought Mr Herring's share in the business

1859 Moved to Thomas Whiffen's private house in Lombard Road, Battersea. Here the manufacture of quinine and strychnine was started in a building at the bottom of the spacious garden which stretched right down to the river Thames.[2]

1868 Jacob Hulle retired from the business giving Thomas Whiffen the right to continue using his name as a brand mark for strychnine.

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