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.
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.
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