- Scope and Contents
The collection consists of frequent handwritten letters from Lucia and/or John Fulton in Oxford (or while traveling) to Lucia's parents at Topsfield, Massachusetts. Most of letters were written by Lucia to her mother, Mary Robinson Wheatland (Mrs. Richard Wheatland), but some were addressed to her father or to both parents. Some letters were written by John Fulton to the Wheatlands. The first group of letters date from just before the Fultons' marriage in 1923 to the Fultons' return to the United States in the summer of 1925. A second group of letters dates from the Fultons' second stay in Oxford in 1928-1929. Letters discuss social life in Oxford, management of the household and household purchases, family news, and travels. Some letters relate to John Fulton's work with Sherrington and his interests in book collecting and history of medicine. There are also several letters in the collection from Lucia Fulton to her brother David P. Wheatland in Bangor, Maine, and from Lady Grace Revere Osler to Mrs. Wheatland. The few snapshot photographs enclosed in letters in this collection are of houses or travel scenery.
- Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
- Conditions Governing Use
Yale owns copyright for John F. Fulton correspondence but not for Lucia Fulton or others represented in this collection.
- Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Elizabeth Davey from the estate of Lycurgus M. Davey, M.D., 2009.
Organized in two series: 1. Lucia and John Fulton letters to the Wheatland family. 2. Other correspondence and miscellany.
Fulton-Wheatland Family Correspondence
Call Number: Ms Coll 38