This folder contains a handwritten notecard on which Burbank quotes Socrates to an unknown addressee. A printed title on the
notecard identifies it as having come from Burbank’s Experiment Farms in Santa Rosa, CA.
Luther Burbank was born in Lancaster, Massachusetts, on March 7, 1849. He arrived in San Francisco in 1875, and settled in
Santa Rosa Valley. In 1878 he purchased 4 acres of land in Santa Rosa, and later purchased 16 acres of land near what is now
Sebastopol, where he established Burbank’s Experiment Farms. He became highly successful in growing and modifying thousands
of types of plants. He died on April 11, 1926. Source: History of Sonoma County, California: Its People and Its Resources.
(Santa Rosa, CA: Democrat, 1937.), 412-19.