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Collection Number: 05022-z

Collection Title: Alice Lee Larkins Houston Papers (#5022-z) 1859-1877

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Abstract Alice Lee Larkins Houston lived in Lillington, N.C., in the 1860s. Sometime prior to 1865, she married Robert Houston, a lawyer with connections to Washington, D.C. Robert Houston died at the beginning of 1870. In October of that year, Alice Lee Larkins Houston's father and her son Percy succumbed to an illness that seems to have afflicted all members of the household. After her recovery, Alice Lee Larkins Houston moved to Wilmington, N.C., where she opened a boardinghouse. The papers of Alice Lee Larkins Houston consist of an autograph book, a journal, and two loose poems. The autograph book contains greetings, 1859-1877, addressed to Alice Lee Larkins Houston by her husband, friends, and acquaintances. The journal contains periodic entries, 1870-1871, about Alice Lee Larkins Houston's life after the death of her husband in 1870. In the journal, she described everyday life, illnesses that afflicted the Larkins and Houston families, and social activities during her early days as a boardinghouse operator in Wilmington, N.C. The two undated poems appear to have been written by Alice Lee Larkins Houston.
Creator Houston, Alice Lee Larkins.
Language English.
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Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Provenance
Received from Irene Blackwell of Davidson, N.C., in May 2000 (Acc. 98630).
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Alice Lee Larkins Houston lived in Lillington, N.C., in the 1860s. Sometime prior to 1865, she married Robert Houston, a lawyer with connections to Washington, D.C. Alice Lee Larkins Houston seems to have borne three children during their marriage: Percy, Mollie, and Rena. Robert Houston died at the beginning of 1870. In October of that year, Alice Lee Larkins Houston's father and her son Percy succumbed to an illness that seems to have afflicted all members of the household. After her recovery, Alice Lee Larkins Houston moved with her mother and their servant Rose to Wilmington, N.C., where she opened a boardinghouse.

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The papers of Alice Lee Larkins Houston consist of an autograph book, a journal, and two loose poems. The autograph book contains greetings, 1859-1877, addressed to Alice Lee Larkins Houston by her husband, friends, and acquaintances. The journal contains periodic entries, 1870-1871, about Alice Lee Larkins Houston's life after the death of her husband in 1870. In the journal, she described everyday life, illnesses that afflicted the Larkins and Houston families, and social activities during her early days as a boardinghouse operator in Wilmington, N.C. The two undated poems appear to have been written by Alice Lee Larkins Houston.

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The papers of Alice Lee Larkins Houston consist of an autograph book, a journal, and two loose poems. The autograph book contains greetings, 1859-1877, addressed to Alice Lee Larkins Houston by her husband, friends, and acquaintances. The journal contains periodic entries, 1870-1871, about Alice Lee Larkins Houston's life after the death of her husband in 1870. In the journal, she described everyday life, illnesses that afflicted the Larkins and Houston families, and social activities during her early days as a boardinghouse operator in Wilmington, N.C. The two undated poems appear to have been written by Alice Lee Larkins Houston.

Folder 1

Autograph book, 1859-1877 #05022-z, Series: "Papers, 1859-1877 and undated." Folder 1

Folder 2

Journal, 1870-1871 #05022-z, Series: "Papers, 1859-1877 and undated." Folder 2

Folder 3

Poems, undated #05022-z, Series: "Papers, 1859-1877 and undated." Folder 3

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