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Mulholland (Olive Helms) Correspondence
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Letters of Olive Helms Mulholland, American teacher of Illinois and California.
Olive Helms Mulholland was the oldest daughter of Belle and R.E. Helms, a Midwestern family who settled in San Diego in the early 1900s. Olive attended Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois in 1896 and 1897. In 1900, Olive Helms married Elgin McCormick Mulholland (1875-1904), a native of Pittsburgh. Their daughter Rachel Isabel Mulholland was born in 1902. The Mulhollands lived in Montana, Colorado, and Washington. When Elgin Mulholland died of tuberculosis, Olive taught at a school in Alabama and later worked as a housekeeper for a minister in Massachusetts, before moving to California to join her family shortly after 1910. Olive Helms Mulholland lived in San Diego, Riverside, and Los Angeles and worked as a teacher. She was a member of the YWCA and various church groups. Her daughter Rachel Isabel Mulholland followed in her mother's footsteps. She graduated from Knox College and then attended Mills College in California.
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