Epps's Cocoa
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09 May 2012 12:48 PM  

 Just doing a bit of research on Epps's cocoa.

 

I found this interesting excerpt on Wikipedia.

 

John Epps rose to prosperity as a provision merchant, and restored the family fortunes. He was a butcher, with a chain of shops in London.[1]

He had four sons, of whom John (1805–1869),[2] George Napoleon (1815–1874),[3] and James (1821–1907) were notable men of their day, the two former as prominent doctors who were ardent converts to homoeopathy, and James as a homoeopathic chemist and the founder of the great cocoa business associated with his name. Among Dr. G. N. Epps's children were Dr. Washington Epps, a well-known homoeopathist, Laura Theresa, Lady Alma-Tadema, and Mrs. Edmund Gosse.

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During the nineteenth century, Epps's cocoa was shipped all over the world. On 23 June 1887, the British ship Dunskeig, of Glasgow, was shipwrecked offCape Horn. On 16 August, the survivors of the Dunskeig's crew were joined by survivors from the abandoned British ship Colorado. The survivors from the two crews, twenty-five men in all, were stranded on the Isla de los Estados until the 20 August with nothing to eat except a large quantity of Epps's cocoa, which had washed ashore.[4]

Then found an excellent website. Set up by Sue Young

sueyounghistories.com/archives/2008...omeopathy/

Well worth a read.

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27 May 2012 11:05 PM  

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27 May 2012 11:06 PM  
Nice image- dated around 1898.
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28 May 2012 08:44 PM  

great image nwc of the many showcards i have this image is one thats in a book and very disirable perhaps one may come my way in the future thanks for sharing

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29 May 2012 08:54 PM  

I will take it off the wall to anyone who offers the right price. Sorry but I will only reply to those offers that I think reasonable.  

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01 Jun 2012 09:40 AM  
Great image of John Bull

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