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Guide to the Augusta Bixler Farms Records, 1879-1970
MS 202B  
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Description
The papers include accounts from the years when David Bixler (1831-1908) ran the farm, 1879-1908, and from the years that the Augusta Bixler Estate held the farm, 1920-1944. Included also are family letters, especially from Elizabeth Augusta Bixler, and research notes made by William Hyde Irwin in his preparation of Augusta Bixler Farms, 1973.
Background
This farm of approximately 4,400 acres was located on Union Island in the San Joaquin River and was a producer of grain, asparagus, truck crops, and alphalfa. This delta farm had been in the Hyde-Bixler family for four generations.
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Copyright has not been assigned to The North Baker Research Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Library Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The North Baker Research 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.