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Guide to the James L. Warren papers, 1846-1889
BANC MSS C-B 418  
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Description
Correspondence, accounts, manuscripts and clippings. Relate mainly to Warren's activities as editor of the California Farmer. Also included are papers pertaining to the ship, Sweden, and the Sweden Mining Company, the Sacramento Railroad Company, the California State Agricultural Society and state fairs.
Background
James Lloyd LaFayette Warren, perhaps better known simply as Colonel Warren, was born at Brighton, Massachusetts on August 12, 1805. He began work as clerk in a dry goods store in Boston, and in 1822 served as supercargo in the employ of D. J. Kendall in Wilmington. Upon returning to Boston he again turned to the dry goods business. In the 1840s he established large horticultural gardens in Brighton, introducing the tomato and the tulip to Massachusetts. At this time he also laid out the private gardens of Henry W. Longfellow. Mr. Warren then went on a lecture tour of Europe, preaching Temperance. Late in 1848 he made preparations for going to California, forming the Sweden Mining Company and chartering the ship Sweden.
Extent
Number of containers: 18 boxes Linear feet: 7.5
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research.