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Finding Aid for the T. Larkin Turner Collection1833-1881
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Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

Itemized collection contents.

Scope and Content Note

the bookseller aGatherin' compiled this itemized list, providing specific date, correspondent's name, and terse summary or highlight of the content for each item
Box 1, Folder 2

Wrapping paper and label for the collection. undated

Scope and Content Note

"T. Larkin Turner/Private Papers", in ink on back of printed card: "Universal Neuralgia Pill, The Undoubted Cure for all Excruciating Ills known as Neuralgia or Nerve-Ache. For Sale Here"; wrapping paper with very faint pencil notation
Box 1, Folder 3

Turner's personal miscellanea. 1833, 1837, 1844, 1854

Scope and Content Note

Items #1, 2, 16, 27: membership in Boston Phrenological Society, letters from friends, family, business acquaintances
Box 1, Folder 4

Legal and informal contracts and agreements. 1837-1875

Scope and Content Note

Items #3-15, 17, 19, 26, 29-30, 33, 75, 88: most of the documents concern Turners business interests
Box 1, Folder 5

Turner's apothecary business. 1845-1881

Scope and Content Note

Items #18, 20-22, 24-25, 28, 31, 34-70, 73-74, 76-87, 89, 91-92: orders and testimonials, mostly concerning the neuralgia pills
Box 1, Folder 6

Turner's apothecary business. 1838 November-December

Scope and Content Note

four invoices for drugs that Turner bought from Brewers, Stevens & Cushing, Boston

Note

these items, added later to the collection, are unnumbered
Box 1, Folder 7

Turner's professional memberships. 1852-1869

Scope and Content Note

Item #23, 32, 71-72: communications from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and American Pharmaceutical Association
Box 1, Folder 8

Turner's Eclipse Harness Soap. undated

Scope and Content Note

Items #90, 93: concern manufacture of the soap

Note

see also Item #88 (folder 4) for partnership information