- Scope and Contents
The collection consists of letters sent to New England resident Adella Fowler Larkin by her family and friends during the second half of the nineteenth century. The letters are personal in nature and discuss people, fashion, news, events, health, and activities of the correspondents. Prominent in the collection are letters from her sister Myra Fowler McFarland, a teacher working with African American freedmen under the auspices of the American Missionary Association in Florida, South Carolina, and Georgia before, during, and immediately after the Civil War. Also prominent are letters from her stepbrother George B. Pratt, a newspaperman writing from Ohio and Wisconsin.
- Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
- Conditions Governing Use
The Adella Fowler Larkin Correspondence is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.
- Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased from Edward J. Cohen on the Edith and Richard French Fund, 2004. Gift of Edward J. Cohen, 2004.
Organized into two series: I. Letters from Family, 1859-1895. II. Letters from Friends, 1862-1892.
Adella Fowler Larkin correspondence
Call Number: GEN MSS 921