This collection contains papers of horticulturist Ernest
Braunton (1868-1945), an expert in the regional flora of Southern California and secretary of the Southern California
Ernest Braunton (1868-1945), horticulturist and author of The Garden Beautiful in California,
was born in London, England, in 1868. He immigrated with his parents to Iowa in 1872.
He moved to Los Angeles, California, in 1887 and married Addie M. Kirkpatrick two years later.
They had five children together.
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