Letters from Alma and Ralph Duvall in St. Augustine, Florida to their daughter Glorian at the Lasell Seminary School in Newton, Massachusetts during the 1927 winter season. The correspondence provides a detailed account of the Duvall’s Florida adventures along with ample advice and direction to their boarding school daughter.
Ralph Griffing Duvall (September 07, 1861 – May 26, 1941) and Alma Deforest Duvall (Curtiss) (circa 1871 – 1958) were a prominent couple in the community of Shelter Island, New York. They married on March 18, 1908. Ralph, a native of Shelter Island, was a prominent business man in real estate, president (1928) of the Shelter Island Historical Society, and author of The History of Shelter Island (1932). Alma, born in Oakland California, was also active in the Shelter Island Historical Society, serving as Treasurer in 1923. Their daughter, Glorian Duvall Devereux (September 23, 1909 – January 30, 1993), attended Lasell Seminary School a finishing school in Newton, Massachusetts.