Toulmin Estate Papers: Finding Aid

Finding aid prepared by Li Wei Yang
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Toulmin Estate papers
Dates: 1829-1965
Collection Number: mssToulmin Estate papers
Creators: Toulmin, Alice Larkin; Toulmin, Henry Wrougton; Holladay, Margaret
Extent: Approximately 2,992 items in 16 boxes
Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Manuscripts Department
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, California 91108
Phone: (626) 405-2191
Email: reference@huntington.org
URL: http://www.huntington.org
Abstract: 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.
Language of Material: The records are in English.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item]. Toulmin Estate Papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

Provenance

In library.

Biographical Note

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.
Henry Wrougton Toulmin (1871 March 2 - 1952) was a sportsman and amateur archaeologist born in England. He and his wife Alice lived in the Larkin House in Monterey, California, for many years.

Scope and Content

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. Records include correspondence, manuscripts, ephemera, and diaries.
The bulk of the correspondence and documents concern the planning and distribution of Alice Larkin Toulmin’s Estate by executor Margaret Holladay, the law firm O’Melveny and Myers, and the Larkin House Advisory Committee. Other correspondence includes a small number of early correspondence by Alice Larkin Toulmin, Henry W. Toulmin, Alfred O. Larkin, and Mary Ball Larkin Chappell. In addition, photos of the Larkin, Toulmin, Molera, and Childs families are also included.
There are a total of 66 bound diaries of Alice Larkin Toulmin in the collection, dating from 1900 to 1962.

Arrangement

The Toulmin Estate papers are organized into two series: 1) Correspondence, manuscripts, and ephemera, 2) Dairies.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Huntington Library's Online Catalog.  

Personal and Corporate Names

Toulmin, Alice Larkin
California. Dept. of Parks and Recreation
California. Division of Beaches and Parks
Hammond, George P. (George Peter), 1896-1993
Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery
Holladay, Margaret
Larkin, Alfred O.
O'Melveny and Myers
Portsmouth Athenaeum (Portsmouth, N.H.)

Subjects

Distribution of decedents' Estates
Executors and administrators--United States.
Trusts and trustees--California.
Women--California

Geographic Areas

California--History--20th century--Sources.
Los Angeles (Calif.)
Monterey (Calif.)

Genre

Letters (correspondence)--United States
Photographs--United States--19th century.
Photographs--United States--20th century.


Collection Contents

 

Correspondence, manuscripts, and ephemera

Box 1

Address books; Agreements; Bank checks; Birth certificates; Calendars; Certificate of naturalization; Contracts; Correspondence

Folder 1

Address books. c. 1920s

Folder 2

Address books. Around 1943

Folder 3

Address books. Before 1963

Folder 4

Address books. 1960s or before

Folder 5

Agreements. 1893 Sep. 3

Folder 6

Agreements. 1923 July 16

Folder 7

Agreements. 1913

Folder 8

Agreements. 1925 June 20

Folder 9

Bank checks. 1905

Folder 10

Birth certificates -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. Issued on 1949 Oct. 14

Folder 11

Calendars -- 1956 Historic American Landmarks. 1956

Folder 12

Certificate of naturalization -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1927 Nov. 7

Folder 13

Contracts -- Cemetery of Mount Auburn. 1860

Folder 14

Correspondence. 1850-1960

Folder 15

Correspondence -- Bisselt, L. B. to Eliza Larkin. 1829 Oct. 7

Folder 16

Correspondence -- Chappell, Mary Ball Larkin to Alice Larkin Toulmin. 1929; 1930s

Box 2

Correspondence

Folder 1

Correspondence -- Chappell, Mary Ball Larkin to Alice Larkin Toulmin. 1930s

Folder 2

Correspondence -- Chappell, Mary Ball Larkin to Alice Larkin Toulmin. 1930s

Folder 3

Correspondence -- Chappell, Mary Ball Larkin to Alice Larkin Toulmin. 1930s; 1941

Folder 4

Correspondence -- [Chappell, Mary Ball Larkin] to Harry. 1930s; 1933

Folder 5

Correspondence -- Larkin, Alfred O. to various recipients. 1871-1901

Folder 6

Correspondence -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin to Burke Halliday. 1917 July 23

Folder 7

Correspondence -- Toulmin, Henry W. to Alice Larkin Toulmin. 1929-1941

Folder 8

Correspondence -- Toulmin, Henry W. to Alice Larkin Toulmin. 1930-1934

Folder 9

Correspondence -- [Various admirers] to Alice Larkin. 1902-1909

Box 3

Correspondence; Deeds; Diaries; Estate correspondence

Folder 1

Correspondence -- Various sender to Alfred O. Larkin. 1896-1904

Folder 2

Correspondence -- Various sender to Alice Larkin Toulmin. Undated; 1917-1962;

Folder 3

Deeds. 1912 July 18

Folder 4

Deeds -- Lone Mountain Cemetery. 1858

Folder 5

Diaries -- Larkin, Alfred O. 1901–1902

Folder 6

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin *See Diaries series*. 1900–1962

Folder 7

Estate of Alice Larkin Toulmin -- Appraisals. 1963 April 28

Folder 8

Estate of Alice Larkin Toulmin -- Correspondence. 1960–1965

Folder 9

Estate of Alice Larkin Toulmin -- Correspondence. 1957; 1963 – 1964

Folder 10

Estate of Alice Larkin Toulmin -- Correspondence. 1962–1965

Box 4

Estate correspondence (continued)

Folder 1

Estate of Alice Larkin Toulmin -- Correspondence. 1963

Folder 2

Estate of Alice Larkin Toulmin -- Correspondence. 1963–1965

Folder 3

Estate of Alice Larkin Toulmin -- Correspondence. 1963–1965

Folder 4

Estate of Alice Larkin Toulmin -- Correspondence. 1963–1966

Folder 5

Estate of Alice Larkin Toulmin -- Correspondence. 1963–1966

Box 5

Estate correspondence (continued)

Folder 1

Estate of Alice Larkin Toulmin -- Correspondence. 1963-1966

Folder 2

Estate of Alice Larkin Toulmin -- Correspondence. 1963-1967

Folder 3

Estate of Alice Larkin Toulmin -- Correspondence. 1963-1967

Folder 4

Estate of Alice Larkin Toulmin -- Correspondence. 1963-1967

Folder 5

Estate of Alice Larkin Toulmin -- Correspondence. 1963-1967

Box 6

Estate correspondence (continued)

Folder 1

Estate of Alice Larkin Toulmin -- Correspondence. 1963-1968

Folder 2

Estate of Alice Larkin Toulmin -- Correspondence. 1963-1969

Folder 3

Estate of Alice Larkin Toulmin -- Correspondence. 1963-1969

Folder 4

Estate of Alice Larkin Toulmin -- Correspondence. 1963-1971

Folder 5

Estate of Alice Larkin Toulmin -- Correspondence. 1964

Folder 6

Estate of Alice Larkin Toulmin -- Correspondence. 1964-1969

Box 7

Estate receipts; Genealogies; Hairnets; Larkin House Advisory Committee; Manuscripts; Newspaper clippings; Notes; Obituaries

Folder 1

Estate of Alice Larkin Toulmin -- Receipts. 1963

Folder 2

Genealogies -- Larkin family. Undated

Folder 3

Hairnets. 1940s

Folder 4

Larkin House Advisory Committee -- Correspondence. 1963-1967

Folder 5

Larkin House Advisory Committee -- Correspondence. 1963-1970

Folder 6

Larkin House Advisory Committee -- Minutes. 1957-1964

Folder 7

Manuscripts -- Joslin. Undated

Folder 8

Newspaper clippings -- Wedding of Alfred O. Larkin and Mary L. Ball. 1878 June 21 – 1878 June 22

Folder 9

Notes. Undated

Folder 10

Notes -- Larkin family genealogies. 1904-1964

Folder 11

Obituaries -- Larkin, Thomas Oliver. 1858 Oct.

Folder 12

Passports -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1934; 1959

Box 8

Passports; Photographs

Folder 1

Passports -- Toulmin, Henry W. 1945

Folder 2

Photos. Undated

Folder 3

Photos -- Ball, Alice Douglas Sistare. Around 1865

Folder 4

Photos -- Chappell, Mary Ball Larkin. 1877-1942

Folder 5

Photos -- Childs, E. L. Undated

Folder 6

Photos -- Childs, Wentworth, Mrs. Undated

Folder 7

Photos -- Childs family. Undated

Folder 8

Photos -- [Daphne]. 1924

Folder 9

Photos -- [The Five Pioneers]. Undated

Folder 10

Photos -- Haswell, Julian Ball. 1887 Oct.

Folder 11

Photos -- Joslin, Francis J. Before 1916

Folder 12

Photos -- Laese, Pompesa. Undated

Folder 13

Photos -- Larkin, Alfred O. 1848-1917

Folder 14

Photos -- Larkin, Alfred O. Undated

Folder 15

Photos -- Larkin, Francis Rodgers. Undated

Folder 16

Photos -- Larkin, Frank M. 1870

Folder 17

Photos -- Larkin, Frederic Hobson. Before 1869

Folder 18

Photos -- Larkin, Rachel Hobson. Before 1873

Folder 19

Photos -- Larkin, Thomas Oliver. Undated

Folder 20

Photos -- Larkin family. 1881

Folder 21

Photos -- Larkin House. Undated

Folder 22

Photos -- Merewether, Arthur. Undated

Folder 23

Photos -- McLeod, . Undated

Folder 24

Photos -- Molera, Andrew. Undated

Folder 25

Photos -- Molera, E. J. Undated

Folder 26

Photos -- Molera, Fannie. Undated

Folder 27

Photos -- [Sneyd-Kennersley, Edith]. Undated

Folder 28

Photos -- Tams, Carolina Larkin. Undated

Folder 29

Photos -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. After 1880

Box 9

Photographs; Printed ephemera; Probate records; Property records; Receipts; Rental statements; Tax records; Theses; Typescripts

Folder 1

Photos -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. c. 1900s

Folder 2

Photos -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. c. 1900s

Folder 3

Photos -- Toulmin, H. J. Undated

Folder 4

Photos -- Toulmin, Henry W. Between1871 - 1952

Folder 5

Photos -- Treaty of Portsmouth. Around 1905 Sep. 5

Folder 6

Photos -- [Wedding of daughter of Wendell]. Undated

Folder 7

Printed ephemera. 1963-1964

Folder 8

Probate records. 1899

Folder 9

Probate records. 1965 Dec.

Folder 10

Property records. 1870 - 1926

Folder 11

Quitclaim deed. 1895; 1899

Folder 12

Receipts. 1899

Folder 13

Rental statements. 1926 Nov.–1926 Dec.

Folder 14

Tax records. 1895-1896

Folder 15

Theses -- The United States Consulate in California. 1910 June

Folder 16

Typescripts -- Biography of Thomas O. Larkin. c. 1930s

Box 10

Wills

Folder 1

Wills -- Larkin, Alfred O. 1918

Folder 2

Wills -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. Before 1963

 

Diaries of Alice Larkin Toulmin

Box 11

Diaries, 1900-1911

Item 1

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1900

Item 2

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1901

Item 3

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1902

Item 4

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1903

Item 5

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1904

Item 6

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1905

Item 7

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1905

Item 8

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1907

Item 9

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1907-1908

Item 10

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1908

Item 11

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1909

Item 12

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1910

Item 13

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1911

Box 12

Diaries, 1911-1921

Item 14

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1911-1912

Item 15

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1912

Item 16

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1913

Item 17

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1914

Item 18

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. [1914-1918]

Item 19

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1915

Item 20

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1916

Item 21

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1917

Item 22

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1918

Item 23

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1919

Item 24

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1919-1923

Item 25

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1920

Item 26

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1921

Box 13

Diaries, 1922-1932

Item 27

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1922

Item 28

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1923

Item 29

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1924

Item 30

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1925

Item 31

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1926

Item 32

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1927

Item 33

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1928

Item 34

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1929

Item 35

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1931

Item 36

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1932

Box 

Diaries, 1933-1944

Item 37

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1933

Item 38

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1934

Item 39

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1935

Item 40

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1937

Item 41

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1938

Item 42

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1940

Item 43

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1941

Item 44

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1942

Item 45

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1943

Item 46

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1943-1944

Box 15

Diaries, 1944-1953

Item 47

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1944

Item 48

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1945

Item 49

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1946

Item 50

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1947

Item 51

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1948

Item 52

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1949

Item 53

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1950

Item 54

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1951

Item 55

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1952

Item 56

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1953

Box 16

Diaries, 1953-1962 and undated

Item 57

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1953

Item 58

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1954

Item 59

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1955

Item 60

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1956

Item 61

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1957

Item 62

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1958

Item 63

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1960

Item 64

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1961

Item 65

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. 1962

Item 66

Diaries -- Toulmin, Alice Larkin. Undated