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Toulmin Estate Papers: Finding Aid
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Description
This collection consists of records concerning the planning and distribution of the estate of Alice Larkin Toulmin (1879-1963), owner of the Larkin House in Monterey, California.
Background
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.
Extent
Approximately 2,992 items in 16 boxes
Restrictions
The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
Availability
Open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, contact Reader Services.