Correspondence, ledger books, scrapbooks, and photographs from Masson's Santa Clara County, California, vineyards. Collection
also includes notes on Masson by UC Davis Professor of Viticulture and Enology Harold P. Olmo.
Paul Masson (1859-1943) was born into a family of winemakers in the Burgundy region of France. Throughout the 1860s, European
vineyards had been devastated by a severe infestation of Phylloxera, and Masson's best option for finding work was to join
other winemakers who had left for the United States. He set out for California in 1878.
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