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Florence Ada Cross Boughton papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00457

Scope and Contents

The Florence Ada Cross Boughton Papers contain 2 scrapbooks of programs for concerts by Florence Ada Cross Boughton, an accomplished concert pianist; 1 scrapbook of photographs, clippings and memorabilia pertaining to the life of Florence Ada Cross before her marriage in 1913 to Arthur Clennam Boughton; and 1 scrapbook pertaining to the life of Arthur Clennam Boughton. The scrapbooks contain many photographs, as well as extensive biographical and genealogical information provided by the donor. The remainder of the collection consists of correspondence, including letters written while the Boughtons lived in China from 1913 to 1915; diaries, including Florence Ada Cross's diary from 1901, when she was 15; financial information; obituaries, condolences and testimonials; programs for concerts that Florence attended in Europe during her sojourn there from 1907 to 1908; and information about China, the State of Kansas, and Boughton family history.

Dates of Materials

  • 1833 - 1989

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

This collection has not been fully processed and therefore may be difficult to use.

Conditions Governing Access

Until we move into New Neilson in early 2021, collections are stored in multiple locations and may take up to 48 hours to retrieve. Researchers are strongly encouraged to contact Special Collections (specialcollections@smith.edu) at least a week in advance of any planned visits so that boxes may be retrieved for them in a timely manner.

Conditions Governing Use

The Sophia Smith Collection owns copyright to the unpublished works by the creator of this collection. Copyright to materials created by others may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. Permission must be obtained to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Biographical / Historical

Florence Ada Cross was born in South West Hoosick, New York, the daughter of Emma Gifford Cross and Ebenezer Cross. She graduated from Hoosick Falls High School in1902, and studied piano in Paris and traveled in Europe from 1907 to 1908. She married Arthur Clennam Boughton in Nagasaki, Japan in 1913, and lived in Shanghai, China from 1913-15. The Boughtons had one child, Elizabeth Cross Boughton Noll, born in 1921. Florence Boughton was an accomplished concert pianist and performed extensively throughout her life.

Extent

8.167 linear feet (13 containers)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Pianist; Musician. Scrapbooks contain many photographs, memorabilia, clippings and biographical and genealogical information; correspondence, including letters written while the Boughtons lived in China from 1913 to 1915; and diaries, including Florence Ada Cross's diary from 1901, when she was 15.

Arrangement

This collection has been added to over time in multiple "accessions." An accession is a group of materials received from the same source at approximately the same time. Note that in most cases, container numbers start over at 1 with each new accession.

Additions to the Collection

Periodic additions to collection are expected and may not be reflected in this record.
Title
Florence Ada Cross Boughton papers
Subtitle
Finding Aid
Date
2005
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Revision Statements

  • 07/26/2017: This resource was modified by the ArchivesSpace Preprocessor developed by the Harvard Library (https://github.com/harvard-library/archivesspace-preprocessor)
  • 2017-07-26T17:48:13-04:00: This record was migrated from InMagic DB Textworks to ArchivesSpace.
  • 2021-07-15: Content description added from accession inventories

Repository Details

Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository

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