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COLLECTION Identifier: A-1

Papers of Florence Burlingame Adkinson, 1867-1927


Correspondence of Florence Burlingame Adkinson, author and secretary for the Indiana Woman’s Department of the State Board of Agriculture.


  • Creation: 1867-1927


Language of Materials

Materials in English.

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.


.42 linear feet (1 file box)

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.


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.

Physical Location

Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 57-24

Papers acquired by purchase, 1957, from the Star Book Co.

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
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Repository Details

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