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Inventory of the William Hertrich Papers, 1904-1966
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Development of San Marino ranch and the Huntington Botanical Gardens; construction of the Huntington residence and of the Huntington Library; city of San Marino, California. Articles relative to botanical gardens and specific species.
William Hertrich was born in Baden, Germany, in 1878, and studied horticulture in Austria. By 1904 he was in California, where he began to work on the San Marino Ranch, then known as Los Robles Ranch, purchased by Henry Edwards Huntington the previous year. Hertrich would remain with Mr. Huntington, progressing from gardener to superintendent of grounds and buildings, until his employers' death in 1927, remained until his retirement in 1948, than continued in an advisory capacity until his own death in 1966.
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