Finding aid of Toulmin Estate papers

Finding aid prepared by Li Wei Yang
Manuscripts Department
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Toulmin Estate papers
Dates: 1829-1965
Collection Number: N/A
Creators: Toulmin, Alice Larkin Toulmin, Henry Wrougton Holladay, Margaret
Extent: Approximately 2,992 items in 16 boxes
Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens Manuscripts Department
The Huntington Library
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, California 91108
Phone: (626) 405-2203
Fax: (626) 449-5720
Email: manuscripts@huntington.org
URL: http://www.huntington.org
Abstract: This collection consists of records concerning the planning and distribution of Alice Larkin Toulmin’s Estate.
Language of Material: The records are in English.

Administration Information

Access

The collection is open for qualified researchers.

Publication Rights

In order to quote from, publish, or reproduce any of the manuscripts or visual materials, researchers must obtain formal permission from the office of the Library Director. In most instances, permission is given by the Huntington as owner of the physical property rights only, and researchers must also obtain permission from the holder of the literary rights. In some instances, the Huntington owns the literary rights, as well as the physical property rights. Researchers may contact the curator of this collection for further information.

Preferred Citation

[Item], Toulmin Estate papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

Acquisition Information

In library.

Biographical Note

Alice Larkin Toulmin (1879 Dec. 5 - 1963 Feb. 13) is the granddaughter of Thomas Oliver Larkin (first U.S. consul to Alta California and a signer of the original California Constitution) and daughter of Alfred O. Larkin and Mary Ball Larkin Chappell. She married Henry W. Toulmin in 1914. The Toulmin Estate included stocks, bonds, cash, furniture, residential and commercial properties, and miscellaneous items. Among her real Estate holdings, the Larkin House in Monterey, California, stood out for its historical significance, for it was built by Thomas Oliver Larkin in 1835 and served as the U.S. consulate in Alta California. Alice purchased the house in 1922 and made it her family residence for many years. In 1962 she deeded the Larkin House to the State of California. The Larkin House is recognized by the U.S. government as a National Historic Landmark and is part of the larger Monterey State Historic Park.
Henry Wrougton Toulmin (1871 March 2 - 1952) was a sportsman and amateur archaeologist born in England. He and his wife Alice lived in the Larkin House in Monterey, California, for many years.

Scope and Content

The Toulmin Estate papers are organized into two series: 1) Correspondence, manuscripts, and ephemera series. 2) Dairies series.
The bulk of the first series consists of correspondence and documents concerning the planning and distribution of Alice Larkin Toulmin’s Estate by executor Margaret Holladay, the law firm O’Melveny and Myers, and the Larkin House Advisory Committee. Other correspondence includes a small number of early correspondence by Alice Larkin Toulmin, Henry W. Toulmin, Alfred O. Larkin, and Mary Ball Larkin Chappell. In addition, photos of the Larkin, Toulmin, Molera, and Childs families are also included.
The second series contains diaries of Alice Larkin Toulmin from 1900 to 1962. There are a total of 66 bound diaries.

Indexing Terms

Personal and Corporate Names

Toulmin, Alice Larkin
California. Dept. of Parks and Recreation
California. Division of Beaches and Parks
Hammond, George P. (George Peter), 1896-1993
Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery
Holladay, Margaret
Larkin, Alfred O.
O'Melveny and Myers
Portsmouth Athenaeum (Portsmouth, N.H.)

Subjects

Distribution of decedents' Estates
Executors and administrators--United States.
Trusts and trustees--California.
Women--California

Geographic Areas

California--History--20th century--Sources.
Los Angeles (Calif.)
Monterey (Calif.)

Genre

Letters (correspondence)--United States
Photographs--United States--19th century.
Photographs--United States--20th century.


Container List

 

Correspondence, manuscripts, and ephemera

Box 1, Folder 1

Address books. c. 1920s

Box 1, Folder 2

Address books. Around 1943

Box 1, Folder 3

Address books. Before 1963

Box 1, Folder 4

Address books. 1960s or before

Box 1, Folder 5

Agreements. 1893 Sep. 3

Box 1, Folder 6

Agreements. 1923 July 16

Box 1, Folder 7

Agreements. 1913

Box 1, Folder 8

Agreements. 1925 June 20

Box 1, Folder 9

Bank checks. 1905

Box 1, Folder 10

Birth certificates -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. Issued on 1949 Oct. 14

Box 1, Folder 11

Calendars -- 1956 Historic American Landmarks. 1956

Box 1, Folder 12

Certificate of naturalization -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1927 Nov. 7

Box 1, Folder 13

Contracts -- Cemetery of Mount Auburn. 1860

Box 1, Folder 14

Correspondence. 1850-1960

Box 1, Folder 15

Correspondence -- Bisselt, L. B. to Eliza Larkin. 1829 Oct. 7

Box 1, Folder 16

Correspondence -- Chappell, Mary Ball Larkin to Alice Larkin Toulmin. 1929; 1930s

Box 2, Folder 1

Correspondence -- Chappell, Mary Ball Larkin to Alice Larkin Toulmin. 1930s

Box 2, Folder 2

Correspondence -- Chappell, Mary Ball Larkin to Alice Larkin Toulmin. 1930s

Box 2, Folder 3

Correspondence -- Chappell, Mary Ball Larkin to Alice Larkin Toulmin. 1930s; 1941

Box 2, Folder 4

Correspondence -- [Chappell, Mary Ball Larkin] to Harry. 1930s; 1933

Box 2, Folder 5

Correspondence -- Larkin, Alfred O. to various recipients. 1871-1901

Box 2, Folder 6

Correspondence -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin to Burke Halliday. 1917 July 23

Box 2, Folder 7

Correspondence -- Toulmin, Henry W. to Alice Larkin Toulmin. 1929-1941

Box 2, Folder 8

Correspondence -- Toulmin, Henry W. to Alice Larkin Toulmin. 1930-1934

Box 2, Folder 9

Correspondence -- [Various admirers] to Alice Larkin. 1902-1909

Box 3, Folder 1

Correspondence -- Various sender to Alfred O. Larkin. 1896-1904

Box 3, Folder 2

Correspondence -- Various sender to Alice Larkin Toulmin. Undated; 1917-1962;

Box 3, Folder 3

Deeds. 1912 July 18

Box 3, Folder 4

Deeds -- Lone Mountain Cemetery. 1858

Box 3, Folder 5

Diaries -- Larkin, Alfred O. 1901–1902

Box 3, Folder 6

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin *See Diaries series*. 1900–1962

Box 3, Folder 7

Estate of Alice Larkin Toulmin -- Appraisals. 1963 April 28

Box 3, Folder 8

Estate of Alice Larkin Toulmin -- Correspondence. 1960–1965

Box 3, Folder 9

Estate of Alice Larkin Toulmin -- Correspondence. 1957; 1963 – 1964

Box 3, Folder 10

Estate of Alice Larkin Toulmin -- Correspondence. 1962–1965

Box 4, Folder 1

Estate of Alice Larkin Toulmin -- Correspondence. 1963

Box 4, Folder 2

Estate of Alice Larkin Toulmin -- Correspondence. 1963–1965

Box 4, Folder 3

Estate of Alice Larkin Toulmin -- Correspondence. 1963–1965

Box 4, Folder 4

Estate of Alice Larkin Toulmin -- Correspondence. 1963–1966

Box 4, Folder 5

Estate of Alice Larkin Toulmin -- Correspondence. 1963–1966

Box 5, Folder 1

Estate of Alice Larkin Toulmin -- Correspondence. 1963-1966

Box 5, Folder 2

Estate of Alice Larkin Toulmin -- Correspondence. 1963-1967

Box 5, Folder 3

Estate of Alice Larkin Toulmin -- Correspondence. 1963-1967

Box 5, Folder 4

Estate of Alice Larkin Toulmin -- Correspondence. 1963-1967

Box 5, Folder 5

Estate of Alice Larkin Toulmin -- Correspondence. 1963-1967

Box 6, Folder 1

Estate of Alice Larkin Toulmin -- Correspondence. 1963-1968

Box 6, Folder 2

Estate of Alice Larkin Toulmin -- Correspondence. 1963-1969

Box 6, Folder 3

Estate of Alice Larkin Toulmin -- Correspondence. 1963-1969

Box 6, Folder 4

Estate of Alice Larkin Toulmin -- Correspondence. 1963-1971

Box 6, Folder 5

Estate of Alice Larkin Toulmin -- Correspondence. 1964

Box 6, Folder 6

Estate of Alice Larkin Toulmin -- Correspondence. 1964-1969

Box 7, Folder 1

Estate of Alice Larkin Toulmin -- Receipts. 1963

Box 7, Folder 2

Genealogies -- Larkin family. Undated

Box 7, Folder 3

Hairnets. 1940s

Box 7, Folder 4

Larkin House Advisory Committee -- Correspondence. 1963-1967

Box 7, Folder 5

Larkin House Advisory Committee -- Correspondence. 1963-1970

Box 7, Folder 6

Larkin House Advisory Committee -- Minutes. 1957-1964

Box 7, Folder 7

Manuscripts -- Joslin. Undated

Box 7, Folder 8

Newspaper clippings -- Wedding of Alfred O. Larkin and Mary L. Ball. 1878 June 21 – 1878 June 22

Box 7, Folder 9

Notes. Undated

Box 7, Folder 10

Notes -- Larkin family genealogies. 1904-1964

Box 7, Folder 11

Obituaries -- Larkin, Thomas Oliver. 1858 Oct.

Box 7, Folder 12

Passports -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1934; 1959

Box 8, Folder 1

Passports -- Toulmin, Henry W. 1945

Box 8, Folder 2

Photos. Undated

Box 8, Folder 3

Photos -- Ball, Alice Douglas Sistare. Around 1865

Box 8, Folder 4

Photos -- Chappell, Mary Ball Larkin. 1877-1942

Box 8, Folder 5

Photos -- Childs, E. L. Undated

Box 8, Folder 6

Photos -- Childs, Wentworth, Mrs. Undated

Box 8, Folder 7

Photos -- Childs family. Undated

Box 8, Folder 8

Photos -- [Daphne]. 1924

Box 8, Folder 9

Photos -- [The Five Pioneers]. Undated

Box 8, Folder 10

Photos -- Haswell, Julian Ball. 1887 Oct.

Box 8, Folder 11

Photos -- Joslin, Francis J. Before 1916

Box 8, Folder 12

Photos -- Laese, Pompesa. Undated

Box 8, Folder 13

Photos -- Larkin, Alfred O. 1848-1917

Box 8, Folder 14

Photos -- Larkin, Alfred O. Undated

Box 8, Folder 15

Photos -- Larkin, Francis Rodgers. Undated

Box 8, Folder 16

Photos -- Larkin, Frank M. 1870

Box 8, Folder 17

Photos -- Larkin, Frederic Hobson. Before 1869

Box 8, Folder 18

Photos -- Larkin, Rachel Hobson. Before 1873

Box 8, Folder 19

Photos -- Larkin, Thomas Oliver. Undated

Box 8, Folder 20

Photos -- Larkin family. 1881

Box 8, Folder 21

Photos -- Larkin House. Undated

Box 8, Folder 22

Photos -- Merewether, Arthur. Undated

Box 8, Folder 23

Photos -- McLeod, . Undated

Box 8, Folder 24

Photos -- Molera, Andrew. Undated

Box 8, Folder 25

Photos -- Molera, E. J. Undated

Box 8, Folder 26

Photos -- Molera, Fannie. Undated

Box 8, Folder 27

Photos -- [Sneyd-Kennersley, Edith]. Undated

Box 8, Folder 28

Photos -- Tams, Carolina Larkin. Undated

Box 8, Folder 29

Photos -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. After 1880

Box 9, Folder 1

Photos -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. c. 1900s

Box 9, Folder 2

Photos -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. c. 1900s

Box 9, Folder 3

Photos -- Toulmin, H. J. Undated

Box 9, Folder 4

Photos -- Toulmin, Henry W. Between1871 - 1952

Box 9, Folder 5

Photos -- Treaty of Portsmouth. Around 1905 Sep. 5

Box 9, Folder 6

Photos -- [Wedding of daughter of Wendell]. Undated

Box 9, Folder 7

Printed ephemera. 1963-1964

Box 9, Folder 8

Probate records. 1899

Box 9, Folder 9

Probate records. 1965 Dec.

Box 9, Folder 10

Property records. 1870 - 1926

Box 9, Folder 11

Quitclaim deed. 1895; 1899

Box 9, Folder 12

Receipts. 1899

Box 9, Folder 13

Rental statements. 1926 Nov.–1926 Dec.

Box 9, Folder 14

Tax records. 1895-1896

Box 9, Folder 15

Theses -- The United States Consulate in California. 1910 June

Box 9, Folder 16

Typescripts -- Biography of Thomas O. Larkin. c. 1930s

Box 10, Folder 1

Wills -- Larkin, Alfred O. 1918

Box 10, Folder 2

Wills -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. Before 1963

 

Diaries

Box 11, Item 1

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1900

Box 11, Item 2

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1901

Box 11, Item 3

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1902

Box 11, Item 4

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1903

Box 11, Item 5

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1904

Box 11, Item 6

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1905

Box 11, Item 7

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1905

Box 11, Item 8

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1907

Box 11, Item 9

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1907-1908

Box 11, Item 10

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1908

Box 11, Item 11

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1909

Box 11, Item 12

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1910

Box 11, Item 13

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1911

Box 12, Item 14

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1911-1912

Box 12, Item 15

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1912

Box 12, Item 16

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1913

Box 12, Item 17

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1914

Box 12, Item 18

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. [1914-1918]

Box 12, Item 19

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1915

Box 12, Item 20

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1916

Box 12, Item 21

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1917

Box 12, Item 22

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1918

Box 12, Item 23

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1919

Box 12, Item 24

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1919-1923

Box 12, Item 25

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1920

Box 12, Item 26

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1921

Box 13, Item 27

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1922

Box 13, Item 28

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1923

Box 13, Item 29

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1924

Box 13, Item 30

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1925

Box 13, Item 31

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1926

Box 13, Item 32

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1927

Box 13, Item 33

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1928

Box 13, Item 34

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1929

Box 13, Item 35

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1931

Box 13, Item 36

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1932

Box 14, Item 37

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1933

Box 14, Item 38

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1934

Box 14, Item 39

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1935

Box 14, Item 40

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1937

Box 14, Item 41

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1938

Box 14, Item 42

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1940

Box 14, Item 43

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1941

Box 14, Item 44

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1942

Box 14, Item 45

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1943

Box 14, Item 46

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1943-1944

Box 15, Item 47

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1944

Box 15, Item 48

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1945

Box 15, Item 49

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1946

Box 15, Item 50

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1947

Box 15, Item 51

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1948

Box 15, Item 52

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1949

Box 15, Item 53

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1950

Box 15, Item 54

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1951

Box 15, Item 55

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1952

Box 15, Item 56

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1953

Box 16, Item 57

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1953

Box 16, Item 58

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1954

Box 16, Item 59

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1955

Box 16, Item 60

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1956

Box 16, Item 61

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1957

Box 16, Item 62

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1958

Box 16, Item 63

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1960

Box 16, Item 64

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1961

Box 16, Item 65

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1962

Box 16, Item 66

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. Undated