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Adkinson, Florence Burlingame, 1847-1925?. Papers of Florence Burlingame Adkinson, 1867-1927: A Finding Aid

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.
Call No.: A-1
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Florence Burlingame Adkinson, 1847-1925?
Title: Papers of Florence Burlingame Adkinson, 1867-1927
Date(s): 1867-1927
Quantity: .42 linear feet (1 file box)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Correspondence of Florence Burlingame Adkinson, author and secretary for the Indiana Woman's Department of the State Board of Agriculture.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession number: 57-24
Papers acquired by purchase, 1957, from the Star Book Co.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Florence Burlingame Adkinson as well as copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.

Preferred Citation:

Florence Burlingame Adkinson Papers, 1867-1927; item description, dates. A-1, folder #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

BIOGRAPHY

Florence Burlingame Adkinson, also known as "Mary" and "Lu," was secretary for the Women's Department of the State Board of Agriculture, in Indianapolis in 1884. She also wrote for The Sentinel, a temperance paper, and The Chicago Inter-Ocean between 1881 and 1884. In 1891 she was writing for The Woman's Journal and continued to do so for many years. She married William P. Adkinson; they had one daughter, June Adkinson. June Adkinson attended Radcliffe College, receiving her B.A. in 1909 and her M.A. in 1912.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

Love, marriage and divorce of two neurotic personalities, are thoroughly covered in the Adkinson correspondence, 1867-1888. There are also many letters from Alice Stone Blackwell, a close personal friend.

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Additional Index Terms

Chicago Inter-Ocean
Courtship
Divorce
Journalists
Marriage
Sentinel
Temperance
Woman's Journal
Women--Suffrage--Indiana
Adkinson, June
Adkinson, William P.
Blackwell, Alice Stone, 1857-1950
Burlingame family
Clauson, Bertha E.
Indiana. State Board of Agriculture. Woman's Department

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