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Guide to the Larkin House Collection
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Box Boxes 1-2

Series I:  Larkin Family Papers, 1850-1950

Physical Description: 2 document cases

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of various estate papers, genealogies, and other papers from the Larkin, Ball, and Sistare families, all ancestors of Alice Sistare Larkin Toulmin.
Box 1, Folder 1

Ball family ephemera

Box 1, Folder 2-4

Ball family papers

Physical Description: (3 folders)
Box 1, Folder 5

Larkin correspondence, 1860

Box 1, Folder 6

Larkin family ephemera

Box 1, Folder 7

Two facsimiles and one original ship's manifest from the brig Colonel Fremont consigning goods to Larkin, 1853

Box 2, Folder 1-3

Larkin family genealogies

Box 2, Folder 4

Thomas O. Larkin likeness - litho plate and impressions

Box 2, Folder 5

Alfred O. Larkin typescript poetry anthology, "Fancies"

Box 2, Folder 6

Lucy Sistare family correspondence, 1832-1839

Box  Boxes 3-4

Series II:  Henry W. and Alice S. Larkin Toulmin Papers, 1850-1950

Physical Description: 2 document cases

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of the papers of Alice Sistare Larkin Toulmin and her husband Henry W. Toulmin, including a large collection of memorabilia connected with Arbury Squib, their prize Springer Spaniel and other dogs they showed in dog shows and hunting competitions.
Box 3, Folder 1

Toulmin family ephemera

Box 3, Folder 2

Estate valuation, Henry W. Toulmin, 1953

Box 3, Folder 3

Larkin House inventory taken by Alice Larkin Toulmin

Box 3, Folder 4

Manuscript writings, Alice Larkin Toulmin

Box 3, Folder 5

Miscellaneous papers

Box 4, Folder 1-5

Pets- photographs and related documents

Box 4, Folder 1

Arbury Squib materials, in 3 subfolders

Box 4, Folder 5

Registration papers, pedigree, awards, and other material

Box 4, Folder 5-6


Box 4, Folder 2

Other dogs, papers

Box 4, Folder 3

Other dogs, photographs

Box 4, Folder 4-5

Show ribbons

Box 4, Folder 6

Other animal-related activities: photographs

Box  Boxes 5-13

Series III:  Photographs, 1850-1950

Physical Description: 4 document cases and 5 clamshell boxes

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of photographs from all series, collected together for storage and preservation reasons. Oversize photographs are housed within a separate series of oversize materials.
Box 5

Ball family photographs

Box 6

Larkin family photographs

Box 7

Larkin, Toulmin family, unidentified, and Larkin family residences

Box 8

Larkin, Sistare, and Toulmin family residences

Box 9

Photograph albums (2), Asian and European locales, San Francisco Pan-Pacific International Exposition of 1915

Box 10

Photograph albums (2), Central America, including Panama as canal is being built, and Costa Rica into Europe

Box 11

Photograph albums (3), Asia Minor and eastern Europe, California, North Africa, Asia

Box 12

Photograph albums (2), Asia, Europe

Box 13

Oversize photographs

Box Boxes 14-15

Series IV:  Oversize materials, 1850-1950

Physical Description: 2 flat newspaper boxes

Scope and Content Note

This series is mostly oversize art works and historical items including a map and deed of the Flugge Rancho on the Feather River, Northern California, property of Thomas O. Larkin, dated 1852.
Box 14

Box 1 of 2, numerous dates

Box 15

Box 2 of 2, numerous dates

Box Boxes 16-18

Series V:  Separated materials, 1850-1950

Physical Description: 2 document cartons and 1 custom box

Scope and Content Note

This series consists entirely of books donated to the State by Mrs. Toulmin, located in Boxes 16-18.