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Finding aid of Toulmin Estate papers
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Description
This collection consists of records concerning the planning and distribution of Alice Larkin Toulmin’s Estate.
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
In order to quote from, publish, or reproduce any of the manuscripts or visual materials, researchers must obtain formal permission from the office of the Library Director. In most instances, permission is given by the Huntington as owner of the physical property rights only, and researchers must also obtain permission from the holder of the literary rights. In some instances, the Huntington owns the literary rights, as well as the physical property rights. Researchers may contact the curator of this collection for further information.
Availability
The collection is open for qualified researchers.