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Florence Ada Cross Boughton Papers, 1883-1982 (Bulk: 1900-1920)
8 boxes (6.5 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 457

Abstract:
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.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on 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.

Restrictions on 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The Sophia Smith Collection owns copyright to the unpublished works by the creator of this collection.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.

Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA

Biographical Note

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.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

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.

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Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on 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.

Restrictions on 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.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

Florence Ada Cross Boughton Papers, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

History of the Collection
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Periodic additions to collection are expected and may not be reflected in this record.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Smith College Special Collections
Young Library
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Northampton, MA 01063

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Fax: (413) 585-2886

Email: specialcollections@smith.edu
URL: https://www.smith.edu/libraries/special-collections
Language
English
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


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Subjects
  • Boughton, Florence Ada Cross, 1885-1982
  • China--Description and travel--Sources
  • Family--United States--History--20th century--Sources
  • Musicians--United States--Biography--Sources
  • Paris (France)--Description and travel--Sources


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