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Finding aid of the Luther Burbank Correspondence C057740
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  • Conditions Governing Access note
  • Conditions Governing Use note
  • Existence and Location of Originals note
  • Scope and Contents note
  • Biographical note
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition note
  • Preferred Citation note

  • Title: Burbank, Luther Correspondence
    Identifier/Call Number: C057740
    Contributing Institution: Society of California Pioneers
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 1.0 folder 1 notecard
    Date: March 17, 1904
    Abstract: 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.
    creator: Burbank, Luther, 1849-1926

    Conditions Governing Access note

    Collection open for research

    Conditions Governing Use note

    There are no restrictions on access

    Existence and Location of Originals note

    The Society of California Pioneers. 300 Fourth Street. San Francisco, CA 94107

    Scope and Contents note

    This folder contains a handwritten notecard on which Burbank quotes Socrates to an unknown addressee. “Burbank’s Experiment Farms” is printed on the card along with “Santa Rosa, Cal”.

    Biographical note

    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.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition note

    Donor and acquisition date unknown

    Preferred Citation note

    Luther Burbank Manuscripts, The Society of California Pioneers.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Burbank, Luther, 1849-1926
    Botany
    Santa Rosa (Calif.)