Finding aid of the Luther Burbank Correspondence C057740
Finding aid prepared by Kelsey Fox
Society of California PioneersSeptember 28, 2011
300 Fourth Street
San Francisco, CA, 94107-1272
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
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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”.
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.
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Luther Burbank Manuscripts, The Society of California Pioneers.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Burbank, Luther, 1849-1926
Santa Rosa (Calif.)