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Finding Aid for the T. Larkin Turner Collection1833-1881
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Description
Ninety-seven items, consisting of legal agreements, letters, and testimonials related to T. Larkin Turner's apothecary business in Boston, and to the patent medicines and soap he manufactured and sold.
Background
T. (Thomas) Larkin Turner (1812-1897) was born in Charlestown, Massachusetts to a family tracing its ancestry back to 1630s Plymouth. Educated first at Harvard, he left to study medicine with Dr. Hurd of Charlestown; he was first listed as a druggist in the Boston Directory in 1839. Turner's father was Capt. Larkin Turner, a shipmaster for 40 years who served two terms in the Massachusetts legislature after his retirement from the sea. The young Turner sailed on his father's ships "Henry" and "Palestine" in 1834 and 1835. Then for the next two years he served as draftsman and surveyor for the Brunswick and Florida Railroad in Georgia and Florida.
Extent
1 document box (0.5 linear ft)
Restrictions
Property rights in the physical objects belong to the UCLA Biomedical Library. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish if the Biomedical Library does not hold the copyright.
Availability
Collection is open for research.