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Parsons Family Papers
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Materials documenting the family relations and business interests of Hosmer B. (Buckingham) Parsons, Clelia Howson Parsons, and their family.
Hosmer B. (Buckingham) Parsons (1846-1908) was born in Madrid, New York, and was a prominent banker with Wells Fargo, eventually becoming president of the company's New York office. He also served as the personal attorney to Phoebe Apperson Hearst. Hosmer Parsons and Clelia Howson Parsons (1845-1931) married in 1870 and had one child, Emma Parsons Adams (1872-1961). Clelia Howson Parsons was born in Hobart City, Tasmania, Australia, and grew up in a family well known for their opera and music theater performances around Australia, Europe, and the United States. Her sister Emma Howson (1844-1928) had a long career as a touring singer in Europe and the United States, before immigrating permanently to the U.S. in the 1880s, where she worked as a music teacher.
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