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Q: item willed to individual ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: item willed to individual
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: bb555-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 12 Jun 2005 14:29 PDT
Expires: 12 Jul 2005 14:29 PDT
Question ID: 532590
an item was written in a relatives will that stated machinery for
manufacturing digitine was to be given to a certain person.  My
question is what is digitine?  I thought it was a part of digitalis,
digoxin but have not found anything similar except Digibin.  I don't
know that digitine is even a medical whatever.  Any help will be

Request for Question Clarification by leapinglizard-ga on 12 Jun 2005 15:46 PDT
Are you referring to Hervy Laney's will of 1901?

Digitine sounds to me like the name of one of the patent medicines
that were so popular in that era.

Subject: Re: item willed to individual
Answered By: pafalafa-ga on 12 Jun 2005 16:09 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Leapinglizard is correct (as is often the case)...Digitine was the
name of a nostrum that appears to have been sold locally in the
Cumberland,Md. area, as evidenced by this ad from an 1894 edition of
The Evening Times, which was then published in Cumberland, Md:

I wish the image were a bit clearer, but you should have no problem
making out the two references to Digitine in the ad itself.

Let me know if there is anything more I can do for you.


search strategy -- searched historical newspaper files for [ digitine ]
bb555-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
You did good, I don't know how you found it but the individual that
asked me to look who is a relative of the person who wrote the will,
will just be thrilled that you found the answer. That was the correct
will.  I am a nurse, so my curosity was peaked also.  Thank you for
your time.  I have summitted to pay you $20.00, I hope I did the
account correctly, if not please let me know and I will resubmit.

Subject: Re: item willed to individual
From: pafalafa-ga on 12 Jun 2005 17:17 PDT
Thanks so much for the kind feedback.  If you have the chance, let us
know how the relative reacts to the find.


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