Leopold Justi papers


Descriptive Summary

Title: Leopold Justi papers
Dates: 1853-1874
Collection Number: Consult repository
Creator/Collector: Justi, Leopold, 1864-1946.
Extent: 49 boxes
Repository: Sonoma State University Library
Abstract: Leopold Justi (1864-1946), a longtime resident of Glen Ellen, California was a farmer, a winemaker, a justice of the peace and an insurance agent. He achieved recognition in each of his endeavors. As a farmer and winemaker, he helped develop a phylloxera resistant grapevine. As a justice of the peace, he was known as the "marrying magistrate," because of the many wedding ceremonies he performed. As an insurance agent, he served clients such as Eliza Shepard, Jack London's step-sister, and Charmian London, Jack London's wife.
Language of Material: English


Collection is open for research by appointment.

Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

Leopold Justi papers. Sonoma State University Library

Scope and Content of Collection

The Justi papers (1853-1874) include correspondence, diaries, legal and financial documents, photographs, greeting cards, artifacts, ephemera and miscellaneous periodicals. The Justi papers are organized into the following series: 1. Correspondence, 2. Personal diaries, 3. Legal cases and related documents, 4. Photographs, 5. Greeting cards, 6. Manufacturers' pamphlets and catalogs, 7. Miscellaneous periodicals, 8. Artifacts, 9. Miscellaneous ledgers and account books, 10. Miscellaneous books and pamphlets, 11. Scrapbook, 12. Newspaper clippings, 13. Agricultural publications, 14. Miscellaneous insurance publications, 15. Native Sons of the Golden West - personal cards, 16. Business cards, political cards and shipping labels.

Indexing Terms

Glen Ellen (Calif.) -- History.
California history.