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Correspondence 1964-1984

 

Japanese Tea Farmers in Fresno Area December 8, 1964

Author: Crouch, R. C.

Scope and Contents

Memo to Luther Jones with a list of Japanese farmers in the Fresno area who grow tea. 1 page.
 

Tea Plot Planting Map 1965

Scope and Contents

Tea plot planting map showing plot numbers and clonal lines. 1 page.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Tea plantations
 

Press Coverage Letter March 9, 1965

Author: Graham, Harold N.

Scope and Contents

Letter from Harold N. Graham, Thomas J. Lipton, Inc., about press coverage of tea project. 1 page.
 

Project Proposal Cover Memo June 11, 1965

Author: Jones, Luther G.

Scope and Contents

Cover memo to A. W. Fry. Originally accompanied project proposal for Adaptation of Tea in California. 1 page.
 

Sprinkler Equipment Request March 9, 1966

Author: Speck, Eugene P.

Scope and Contents

Letter to Ernie Dixon of John Bean Division, FMC Corporation regarding supplying sprinkler equipment for project. 1 page.
 

Irrigation Water, Compost, and Soil pH on Tea Plots October 10, 1966

Author: Shaw, Emil C.

Scope and Contents

Memo to Frank Coddington with information on tea plot data samples and test results. 1 page.
 

Reaction and Salt Content of Tea Soil and Nursery Bed Mixes October 26, 1966

Author: Shaw, Emil C.

Scope and Contents

Memo to Frank Coddington with data on salt content in tea planting beds. 2 pages.
 

Lipton Visit Announcement Memo July 6, 1967

Author: Ingbretsen, Karl H.

Scope and Contents

Memo to Frank Coddington, Joe Guild, and Ray Copeland regarding upcoming visit by Harold Graham and Martin McCarter from Thomas J. Lipton, Inc. 1 page.
 

Lipton Visit Thank You Letter October 16, 1969

Author: Graham, Harold N.

Scope and Contents

Letter to Merton Love thanking him for a pleasant and productive visit to the tea growing plots at Kearney Horticultural Field Station. 1 page.
 

Cover Memo Regarding Recent Lipton Visit October 30, 1969

Author: Ingbretsen, Karl H.

Scope and Contents

Memo to Frank Coddington regarding letter to Dr. Love. Probably in reference to October 16, 1969 letter from Harold Graham to Merton Love. 1 page.
 

Cost of Maintaining Tea Planting at Kearney Horticultural Field Station October 6, 1970

Author: Myler, James L.

Scope and Contents

Memo to Paul Knowles detailing labor and equipment costs for maintaining tea plants. 1 page.
 

Letter on Costs of Maintaining Tea Plants November 2, 1970

Author: Myler, James L.

Scope and Contents

Cover memo to Frank Coddington and enclosed letter between P. F. Knowles and Harold Graham on cost of maintaining tea plants. 3 pages.
 

Memo and Purchase Order for Fertilizer and Equipment January 27, 1971

Author: Ingbretsen, Karl H.

Scope and Contents

Purchase order for fertilizer and chain saw attachments accompanied by memo to Frank Coddington detailing maintenance needs of tea plants. Page 3 is a poor quality copy of page 2. 3 pages.
 

Letter About Tea Clone Harvests May 4, 1971

Author: Ingbretsen, Karl H.

Scope and Contents

Letter to Martin McCarter at Thomas J. Lipton, Inc. about harvest of selected clones and about growing conditions. 1 page.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Harvesting
 

Expense Letter and Tea Harvest Data December 15, 1971

Author: Myler, James L.

Scope and Contents

Letter to Frank Coddington about tea project expenses; tea harvest data from 1971. Page 1 is letter, pages 2-4 are tea harvest data. 4 pages.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Harvesting
 

Project Report Cover Letter and Tea Yields Data December 22, 1971

Author: Ingbretsen, Karl H.

Scope and Contents

Letter to Frank Coddington mentioning enclosure of report and listing 1971 tea harvest yields. 1 page.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Harvesting
 

Request for Tea Plants January 17, 1972

Author: Vorhies, Ralph M.

Scope and Contents

Letter from Ralph Vorhies, Crop Science Department at California State Polytechnic College, San Luis Obispo, to Karl Ingbretsen mentioning enclosed copy of letters between Vorhies and Frank Coddington and requesting any surlpus tea plants. 1 page.
 

Tea Plants Cuttings Letter January 19, 1972

Author: Ingbretsen, Karl H.

Scope and Contents

Letter to Ralph Vorhies (California State Polytechnic College, San Luis Obispo) about scarcity of tea plants available for cuttings. Includes handwritten note to Frank Coddington at bottom of letter. 1 page.
 

Harvester Tests Letter February 1, 1972

Author: Graham, Harold N.

Scope and Contents

Letter to Karl Ingbretsen about upcoming harvester tests. 1 page.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Harvesting
 

Tea Plants Maintenance Letter February 18, 1972

Author: Ingbretsen, Karl H.

Scope and Contents

Letter to Frank Coddington about Ingbretsen's plans for trimming and fertilizing tea plantings 1 page.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Fertilizers -- Application
 

Farm Bureau Station Tour Memo May 11, 1972

Author: Myler, James L.

Scope and Contents

Notes on successful tour of farm station given to large group of visitors from Farm Bureau. Handwritten. 1 page.
 

Station Labor Projection May 15, 1972

Author: Hesse, Claron O.

Scope and Contents

Letter to Karl Ingbretsen detailing three-month projection of hours of station labor. Co-authored by F. H. Coddington. 1 page.
 

Expenditure and Labor Projections for Tea Project June 13, 1972

Author: Ingbretsen, Karl H.

Scope and Contents

Short memo to Frank Coddington projecting tea project cost and labor estimates for 1972-1973. 1 page.
 

Soil pH Memo May 30, 1973

Author: Coddington, Frank R.

Scope and Contents

Memo to Karl Ingbretsen about pH of soil in tea test plot. 1 page.
 

Project Termination Date Memo September 25, 1973

Author: Hesse, Claron O.

Scope and Contents

Memo to Karl Ingbretsen stating that tea plot is scheduled to terminate in 1973 and requesting new termination date if project is going to continue. 1 page.
 

Calcium Nitrate Fertilizer Purchase Memo March 5, 1975

Author: Richardson, Curtis

Scope and Contents

Memo to Karl Ingbretsen, cover letter, and purchase orders for calcium nitrate fertilizer and electric hedger. Page 1 is handwritten memo, page 2 is cover letter, pages 3-4 are purchase orders. 4 pages.
 

Tea Harvest Memo and Notes July 2, 1975

Author: Richardson, Curtis

Scope and Contents

Memo to John (Peterson?) regarding Karl Ingbretsen's plans for tea harvest and shipping. Handwritten. Page 1 is memo, page 2 is notes. 2 pages.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Harvesting
 

Tea Shipment Freight Bill and Notes August 4, 1975

Author: Richardson, Curtis

Scope and Contents

Freight bill for tea shipment to Thomas J. Lipton, Inc. and handwritten notes about shipment. Page 1 is freight bill, pages 2-6 are handwritten notes. . 6 pages.
 

Kaufman Visit Letter and Tea Analyses September 9, 1975

Author: Kauffman, Charles S. ("Skip")

Scope and Contents

Letter to John Peterson about recent visit to KHFS. Includes analyses of tea samples. 4 pages.
 

Progress Report Cover Letter January 9, 1976

Author: Ingbretsen, Karl H.

Scope and Contents

Letter to Curtis Richardson about tea project progress report and future plans for tea project. 1 page.
 

Copper Supplementation Memos and Literature Review February 16, 1976

Author: Kauffman, Charles S. ("Skip")

Scope and Contents

Memos, letters, and literature review on copper supplemetation in tea growing. Page 2 is handwritten. 14 pages.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Fertilizers -- Application
 

Tea Project Planning Memos February 17, 1976

Author: Ingbretsen, Karl H.

Scope and Contents

Memo to Curtis Richardson about planning for 1976 project activity and enclosed letter from Thomas J. Lipton requesting discussion of 1976 tea program. 2 pages.
 

Advisory Committee Project Approval Memo February 24, 1976

Author: Lorenz, O. A.

Scope and Contents

Memo to Karl Ingbretsen from Kearney Field Station Research Advisory Committee approving tea project for two more years. 1 page.
 

Tea Plant Request March 15, 1976

Author: Jones, Warren D.

Scope and Contents

Letter to Karl Ingbretsen from Warren D. Jones of the University of Arizona requesting either three tea plants or fifty seeds. 1 page.
 

Copper Sulfate Foliar Application Memo April 20, 1976

Author: Kauffman, Charles S. ("Skip")

Scope and Contents

Memo to John Peterson recommending schedule for foliar application of copper sulfate. 1 page.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Fertilizers -- Application
 

Copper Supplementation Experiment Letter April 23, 1976

Author: Graham, Harold N.

Scope and Contents

Letter to Karl Ingbretsen confirming plans for copper supplementation trials. 2 pages.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Fertilizers -- Application
 

Tea Plant Request Confirmation Memo April 26, 1976

Author: Richardson, Curtis

Scope and Contents

Memo to Karl Ingebretsen confirming mailing of 100 tea seeds to Warren D. Jones and expressing desire to be informed of plant exchange correspondence. Handwritten. 1 page.
 

Project Coordination Letter April 26, 1976

Author: Richardson, Curtis

Scope and Contents

Letter to Charles Kauffman requesting copies of correspondence and memos regarding phone calls. 1 page.
 

Fertilizer Treatment Letter and Planting Plan May 7, 1976

Author: Ingbretsen, Karl H.

Scope and Contents

Letter to Curtis Richardson about tea fertilizer treatment plans for the following year. First two pages are letter; second two pages are planting plan. 4 pages.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Fertilizers -- Application
 

Sample Preparation Letter June 23, 1976

Author: de la Teja, Elpidio

Scope and Contents

Letter to Karl Ingbretsen from Elpidio de la Teja of Thomas J. Lipton, Inc. describing sample preparation for copper analysis. 2 pages.
 

Report Information Request Memo July 7, 1976

Author: Richardson, Curtis

Scope and Contents

Memo to Karl Ingbretsen requesting information for report due July 15. Handwritten. 1 page.
 

Research Visit Approval Letter September 13, 1976

Author: Deal, Andrew S.

Scope and Contents

Letter to Karl Ingbretsen approving Earl Shaw's visit to the Lipton Exerimental Farms in Charleston, South Carolina. 1 page.
 

Green Tea Researcher Visit Memo October 5, 1976

Author: Shaw, Emil C.

Scope and Contents

Memo to Curtis Richardson regarding upcoming visit from green tea researcher at Thomas J. Lipton, Inc. Handwritten. 1 page.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Green tea
 

Green Tea Research Tea Leaf Request October 6, 1976

Author: Coggon, Phillip

Scope and Contents

Letter to Karl Ingbretsen from Phillip Coggon of Thomas J. Lipton, Inc. requesting 200 pounds of dried tea leaves for an evaluation of flash-firing techniques for drying green tea. 1 page.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Green tea
 

Green Tea Shipment Memo October 25, 1976

Author: Shaw, Emil C.

Scope and Contents

Interoffice memo to Karl Ingbretsen regarding green tea dried for shipment to Thomas J. Lipton. Handwritten. 1 page.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Green tea
 

John Tate Visit Preparation Note May 6, 1977

Author: Richardson, Curtis

Scope and Contents

Note to Earl Shaw with instructions on preparing for John Tate's upcoming visit from Thomas J. Lipton, Inc. Handwritten. 1 page.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Harvesting
 

Harvest and Cultivation Plan Note July 11, 1977

Author: Shaw, Earl J.

Scope and Contents

Note to Curtis Richardson and John Peterson noting Karl Ingbretsen's instructions for harvesting and cultivation. Handwritten. 2 pages.
 

Lipton Trip Report Letter and Tea Tasting Evaluation October 6, 1977

Author: Tate, John

Scope and Contents

Report to G. W. Sanderson (Thomas J. Lipton, Inc.) on trip to KHFS. Includes information about plant fertilization and tea manufacture. Accompanied by Nov. 15, 1977 letter to Karl Ingbretsen with tasting evaluation of teas produced at KHFS. 5 pages.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Fertilizers -- Application
 

Project Renewal Request Letter October 27, 1977

Author: Ingbretsen, Karl H.

Scope and Contents

Brief letter to Curtis Richardson reqesting renewal of the Tea Project, KHFS No. 31, for an additional five years. Letter mentions accompanying data sheet. 1 page.
 

Clone Evaluation Letter February 8, 1978

Author: Kauffman, Charles S. ("Skip")

Scope and Contents

Letter to Karl Ingbretsen with information on specific cloned tea plants. 2 pages.
 

Peterson Travel Memo June 13, 1978

Author: Myler, James L.

Scope and Contents

Memo to Curt Richardson about John Peterson's upcoming trip to South Carolina. 1 page.
 

Cover Memo for John Peterson's Trip Report August 25, 1978

Author: Richardson, Curtis

Scope and Contents

Memo to James L. Myler regarding John Peterson's report from South Carolina trip. Handwritten. 1 page.
 

Annotated Cover Memo for John Peterson's Trip Report August 27, 1978

Author: Richardson, Curtis

Scope and Contents

Cover memo to James L. Myler for John Peterson's South Carolina trip report. Includes notes from James Myler. Handwritten. 1 page.
 

Report on Trip to Lipton Tea Farm 1978

Author: Peterson, John

Scope and Contents

Narrative report of site visit to Lipton tea plantation in South Carolina. 3 pages.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Tea plantations
 

Research Advisory Committee Concerns Letter November 29, 1978

Author: Richardson, Curtis

Scope and Contents

Letter to Karl Ingbretsen about KHFS Research Advisory Committee's concerns about the tea project. 2 pages.
 

Research Advisory Committee Decision on Tea Project February 21, 1979

Author: Richardson, Curtis

Scope and Contents

Letter to Karl Ingbretsen informing him of the KHFS Research Advisory Committee's vote to terminate the tea project. 1 page.
 

Carbon Copy of Research Advisory Committee Decision on Tea Project February 21, 1979

Author: Richardson, Curtis

Scope and Contents

Carbon copy of letter to Karl Ingbretsen informing him of the KHFS Research Advisory Committee's vote to terminate the tea project. 1 page.
 

Vannier Ranch Project Introduction Letter April 19, 1979

Author: Carson, Carolyn D.

Scope and Contents

Letter to Curtis Richardson informing him of Arlene Vannier's interest in cultivating tea. 1 page.
 

Arlene Vannier Travel Arrangements Letter April 24, 1979

Author: Carson, Carolyn D.

Scope and Contents

Letter to Curtis Richardson with information on Arlene Vannier's travel arrangements. 1 page.
 

Thank You Letter for Arlene Vannier's Visit May 4, 1979

Author: Carson, Carolyn D.

Scope and Contents

Letter to Curtis Richardson thanking KHFS for hosting Arlene Vannier's visit. 1 page.
 

Tea Project Continuation Request May 4, 1979

Author: Ingbretsen, Karl H.

Scope and Contents

Letter to Curtis Richardson requesting that the Research Advisory Committee reconsider their decision to end the tea project. 2 pages.
 

Copy of Tea Project Continuation Request May 4, 1979

Author: Ingbretsen, Karl H.

Scope and Contents

Copy of letter to Curtis Richardson requesting that the Research Advisory Committee reconsider their decision to end the tea project. 2 pages.
 

Tea Project Continuation Recommendation May 9, 1979

Author: Richardson, Curtis

Scope and Contents

Letter to Noel Summer (KHFS Research Advisory Committee) recommending continuation of tea project. 1 page.
 

Tea Project Continuation Recommendation Carbon Copy May 9, 1979

Author: Richardson, Curtis

Scope and Contents

Carbon copy of letter to Noel Summer (KHFS Research Advisory Committee) recommending continuation of tea project. 1 page.
 

Tea Project Continuation Memo May 21, 1979

Author: Sommer, Noel F.

Scope and Contents

Letter to Curtis Richardson expressing concerns about continuing tea project. 1 page.
 

Research Advisory Committee Decision Memo May 25, 1979

Author: Richardson, Curtis

Scope and Contents

Memo to Karl Ingbretsen informing him of Research Advisory Committee decision on tea project activities for 1980-1981. 2 pages.
 

Florida Tea Cultivation Letters May 30, 1979

Author: Carson, Carolyn D.

Scope and Contents

Correspondence with Dr. James Soule of the University of Florida, Gainsville, about tea cultivation experiments in Florida. 3 pages.
 

Tea Project Identification Number Memo May 31, 1979

Author: Ingbretsen, Karl H.
Author: Richardson, Curtis

Scope and Contents

Memo between Curtis Richardson and Karl Ingbretsen confirming the tea project identification number. Handwritten. 1 page.
 

California Tea Evaluation Report June 11, 1979

Author: Tate, John

Scope and Contents

Report to Mack Fleming (Thomas J. Lipton, Inc.) on quality of California tea samples. Includes information about irrigation and harvesting. Page 4 and part of page 3 handwritten. 4 pages.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Harvesting
 

Tea Project Accounting Number Letter June 21, 1979

Author: Myler, James L.

Scope and Contents

Letter to Curtis Richardson about accounting number to use for tea project. 1 page.
 

1979 Growing Season Plans Letter July 13, 1979

Author: Ingbretsen, Karl H.

Scope and Contents

Letter to Curtis Richardson about funding and plan for 1979 growing season. Includes later note from Karl Ingbretsen with (proposed?) text about the nature of UC Cooperative Extension. 3 pages.
 

Copy of 1979 Request for Land, Labor, and Facilities November 13, 1979

Author: Ingbretsen, Karl H.

Scope and Contents

Copy of land and labor request for 1980-1981. 3 pages.
 

Tea Propagation Letter November 21, 1979

Author: Shaw, Earl J.

Scope and Contents

Letter to farm advisor Russell H. Gripp with information on propagating tea plants from cuttings. 2 pages.
 

Meeting Request Memo November 28, 1979

Author: Richardson, Curtis

Scope and Contents

Memo to A. S. Deal about a time to meet to draft a letter about the tea project. 1 page.
 

Land and Labor Request and Summary of Tea Project Activities 1979

Author: Ingbretsen, Karl H.

Scope and Contents

Land and labor request for tea project for 1979-1981. Includes narrative account of project work to date. 5 pages.
 

Legal Information Request Letter February 8, 1980

Author: Richardson, Curtis

Scope and Contents

Letter to C. O. Qualset requesting further information on legal status of tea clones and ownership of research data. 2 pages.
 

Collected Letters on Status of Tea Project February 8-November 25, 1980

Author: Richardson, Curtis

Scope and Contents

Cover memo and collected letters on the status of the tea project and ownership of the tea plants. 10 pages.
 

Germplasm Ownership Notes and Letters February-September 1980

Author: Richardson, Curtis

Scope and Contents

Notes and letters related to ownership of KHFS tea clonal lines. Page 2 is handwritten. 4 pages.
 

Earl Shaw Tea Project Memo April 14, 1980

Author: Richardson, Curtis

Scope and Contents

Letter to Noel Summer on current status of tea project. 1 page.
 

Tea Project Status Letter April 15, 1980

Author: Richardson, Curtis

Scope and Contents

Letter to Noel Summer on current status of tea project. 1 page.
 

Tea Project Status Letter Carbon Copy April 15, 1980

Author: Richardson, Curtis

Scope and Contents

Carbon copy of letter to Noel Summer on current status of tea project. Poor quality copy. 1 page.
 

Karl Ingbretsen Memo April 22, 1980

Author: Sommer, Noel F.

Scope and Contents

Memo to Curt Richardson regarding Karl Ingbretsen. 1 page.
 

Germplasm Ownership Letter May 12, 1980

Author: Qualset, C. O.

Scope and Contents

Letter to Curtis Richardson on ownership of KHFS tea clones. 1 page.
 

Post-project Tea Maintenance Letter July 17, 1980

Author: Richardson, Curtis

Scope and Contents

Letter to C. O. Qualset about maintenance of tea plants after end of research project. 1 page.
 

Germplasm Ownership Letter July 25, 1980

Author: Qualset, C. O.

Scope and Contents

Letter to Curtis Richardson about ownership of tea germplasm. 1 page.
 

Lipton Project Termination Letter August 29, 1980

Author: Fleming, Mack

Scope and Contents

Letter to C. O. Qualset terminating tea project and directing destruction of remaining tea plants. 1 page.
 

Copy of Lipton Project Termination Letter August 29, 1980

Author: Fleming, Mack

Scope and Contents

Copy of letter to C. O. Qualset terminating tea project and directing destruction of remaining tea plants. 1 page.
 

Tea Plant Disposal Letter October 27, 1980

Author: Fleming, Mack

Scope and Contents

Letter to C. O. Qualset reiterating request that KHFS dispose of project tea plants. 1 page.
 

Future Tea Research Suggestions Letter November 5, 1980

Author: Richardson, Curtis

Scope and Contents

Letter to C. O. Qualset considering future tea research opportunities at KHFS. 1 page.
 

Ag Industrial Manufacturing, Inc. Correspondence November 7-December 3, 1980

Author: Richardson, Curtis

Scope and Contents

Correspondence with Ag Industrial Manufacturing, Inc. about harvester development and future of tea project. 2 pages.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Harvesting
 

Tea Plant Disposal Letter Reply November 19, 1980

Author: Qualset, C. O.

Scope and Contents

Letter to Mack Fleming informing him that disposal of tea plants is still under discussion. 1 page.
 

C. O. Qualset Phone Call Notes November 26, 1980

Author: Richardson, Curtis

Scope and Contents

Notes from phone call with C. O. Qualset Handwritten. 1 page.
 

Tea Plant Clone Provenance Research Memo December 1, 1980

Author: Richardson, Curtis

Scope and Contents

Memo to Noel Sommers about research into the provenance of the Kearney tea plant clones. 1 page.
 

Copy of Tea Plant Clone Provenance Research Memo December 1, 1980

Author: Richardson, Curtis

Scope and Contents

Copy of memo to Noel Sommers about research into the provenance of the Kearney tea plant clones. 1 page.
 

Carbon Copy of Tea Plant Clone Provenance Research Memo December 1, 1980

Author: Richardson, Curtis

Scope and Contents

Carbon copy of memo to Noel Sommers about research into the provenance of the Kearney tea plant clones. 1 page.
 

Partial Copy of Tea Plant Clone Provenance Research Memo December 1, 1980

Author: Richardson, Curtis

Scope and Contents

Partial copy of memo to Noel Sommers about research into the provenance of the Kearney tea plant clones. Poor quality copy. 1 page.
 

Second Carbon Copy of Tea Plant Clone Provenance Research Memo December 1, 1980

Author: Richardson, Curtis

Scope and Contents

Second carbon copy of memo to Noel Sommers about research into the provenance of the Kearney tea plant clones. 1 page.
 

Second Photocopy of Tea Plant Clone Provenance Research Memo December 1, 1980

Author: Richardson, Curtis

Scope and Contents

Second photocopy of memo to Noel Sommers about research into the provenance of the Kearney tea plant clones. 1 page.
 

Project Coordination and Tea Shipment Letter January 23, 1981

Author: Ingbretsen, Karl H.

Scope and Contents

Series of letters documenting project coordination issues and plans for shipping tea samples to Lipton. Pages 2 and 4 handwritten; portions of pages 1 and 3 handwritten.. 4 pages.
 

Tea Plot Maintenance Letter March 12, 1981

Author: Myler, James L.

Scope and Contents

Letter to Andy Deal concerning future maintenance of tea plot. Includes handwritten note to Earl (Shaw?) about implementing maintenance procedures. Handwritten note at bottom of page. 1 page.
 

Tea Plot Maintenance Letter and Copied Harvesting Images March 12, 1981

Author: Myler, James L.

Scope and Contents

Letter to Andy Deal concerning future maintenance of tea plot. Accompanied by images of harvesting and crop drying. Second page is poor quality copy. 2 pages.
 

Vannier Ranch Tea Plantation Letter April 8, 1981

Author: Vannier, Arlene L.

Scope and Contents

Letter to Karl Ingbretsen regarding Vannier Ranch's plans for developing a tea plantation. 2 pages.
 

Vannier Ranch Tea Plantation Collected Correspondence and Notes January-August 1981

Author: Richardson, Curtis

Scope and Contents

Collected correspondence and notes from Curtis Richardson, Karl Ingbretsen, and Arlene Vannier regarding Vannier Ranch's plans for developing a tea plantation. 5 items. Last item is two pages.. 6 pages.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Tea plantations
 

Correspondence Cover Memo November 3, 1981

Author: Vannier, Arlene L.

Scope and Contents

Cover memo to Curtis Richardson listing enclosed correspondence and reports. 3 pages.
Memo is related to Vannier Ranch Tea Growing Memos, Reports, and Correspondence, 1979.
 

Vannier Ranch Tea Growing Memos, Reports, and Correspondence 1979

Author: Carson, Carolyn D.

Scope and Contents

Memos, correspondence, and reports related to Vannier Ranch's efforts in tea growing. Most correspondence is with Thomas A. Burch. 52 pages.
 

Annotated Citations undated

Author: Vannier Ranch

Scope and Contents

Annotated biblographic citations for writings on tea cultivation. 19 pages.
Related to Vannier Ranch Tea Growing Memos, Reports, and Correspondence, 1979.
 

Vannier Ranch Project Notes and Information on KHFS Tea Plants March 14, 1984

Author: Rains, D. W. ("Bill")

Scope and Contents

Notes on Vannier Ranch's tea propagation and a memo on the removal of KHFS tea plants. All but part of page 6 handwritten. 6 pages.
 

Black Tea Manufacture undated

Author: Hoefler, Andy

Scope and Contents

Step-by-step information on black tea manufacture and schematic of tea firing box Page 2 is hand-drawn. 2 pages.
 

Notes undated

Scope and Contents

Assorted handwritten notes on irrigation, plant requests, legal status of tea plants. Handwritten. 3 pages.
 

Field Notes 1964-1974 2016

 

Brief Notes for Original Planting 1964

Author: Ingbretsen, Karl H.

Scope and Contents

Brief notes on planting and soil preparation for initial tea planting. Handwritten. 1 page.
 

Original Planting Field Notes 1964

Author: Ingbretsen, Karl H.

Scope and Contents

Extensive notes on planting and soil preparation for initial tea planting. Includes plot diagram. Handwritten. 10 pages.
 

Water Use Field Notes March 8, 1965

Author: Ingbretsen, Karl H.

Scope and Contents

Calculation of water use and flow rate in planting furrows. Handwritten. 1 page.
 

Soil Analysis July 14, 1965

Author: Frey, William?

Scope and Contents

TSalinity and alkali analysis of soil in tea plots. 1 page.
 

Water Analysis July 14, 1965

Author: Ingbretsen, Karl H.

Scope and Contents

Chemical analysis of water used for tea project. Partially handwritten. 2 pages.
 

Sprinkler Placement Map September 13, 1965

Author: Ingbretsen, Karl H.

Scope and Contents

Schematic of sprinkler placement. Handwritten. 2 pages.
 

Mist Fogger Purchase Notes October 15, 1965

Author: Ingbretsen, Karl H.

Scope and Contents

Notes, article, and correspondence related to purchase of mist propagation system. Partially handwritten. 8 pages.
 

Tea Plot Measurements 1965

Author: Ingbretsen, Karl H.

Scope and Contents

Annotated schematic of tea planting plots. Handwritten. Page 1 appears to be cut off on the left side. 2 pages.
 

Sequoia Forest Products Manifest February 2, 1967

Scope and Contents

Shipping manifest for 10.5 yards of forest humus. 1 page.
 

Field Note February 20, 1967

Author: Ingbretsen, Karl H.

Scope and Contents

Brief note on fertilization and watering of tea plants. Handwritten. 1 page.
 

Sequoia Forest Products Invoice 1967

Scope and Contents

Invoice for 10.5 yards of forest humus. 1 page.
 

Rain For Rent Fresno, Inc. Invoice January 27, 1968

Scope and Contents

Itemized invoice for irrigation system 1 page.
 

Soil Analysis (Fertility Assay) December 5, 1969

Scope and Contents

Annotated soil analysis for three planting locations. Partially handwritten. 2 pages.
 

Tea Yields 1970

Author: Ingbretsen, Karl H.

Scope and Contents

Tea yields by plot. Partially illegible. 1 page.
 

1971 Operations Record Draft December 9, 1971

Author: Ingbretsen, Karl H.

Scope and Contents

Work hours and costs for 1971. Handwritten. 3 pages.
 

1971 Operations Record December 20, 1971

Author: Ingbretsen, Karl H.

Scope and Contents

Work hours and costs for 1971. 2 pages.
 

1973 Operations Record 1973

Author: Ingbretsen, Karl H.

Scope and Contents

Work hours, costs, and project activities for 1973. Includes harvest data. Handwritten. Page 4 is upside down. 4 pages.
 

1974 Operations Record 1974

Author: Ingbretsen, Karl H.

Scope and Contents

Work hours, costs, and project activities for 1974. Includes harvest data. Partially handwritten. 9 pages.
 

1975 Operations Record 1975

Author: Ingbretsen, Karl H.

Scope and Contents

Work hours, costs, and project activities for 1975. Includes harvest data. 3 pages.
 

Meeting Notes March 18, 1976

Author: Ingbretsen, Karl H.

Scope and Contents

Notes from a research meeting, including questions about fertilizer application and water use. Handwritten. 5 pages.
 

Field Notes April 21, 1976

Author: Ingbretsen, Karl H.

Scope and Contents

Notes on tea samples and soil samples. Handwritten. 1 page.
 

Tea Shipping Notes May 24, 1976

Author: Ingbretsen, Karl H.

Scope and Contents

Notes on shipping tea samples via United Air freight. Handwritten. 3 pages.
 

1977 Operations Record and Harvest Data, part 1 1977

Author: Ingbretsen, Karl H.

Scope and Contents

Work hours, costs, and project activities for 1977. Includes harvest data. Handwritten. Page 6 is upside down. Part 1 of 2. 6 pages.
 

1977 Operations Record and Harvest Data, part 2 1977

Author: Ingbretsen, Karl H.

Scope and Contents

Part 2 of 1977 harvest data. Handwritten. Upside down. Part 2 of 2. 1 page.
 

1978 Operations Record and Harvest Data January 3, 1979

Author: Shaw, Earl J.

Scope and Contents

Work hours, costs, and project activities for 1978. Includes harvest data. Handwritten. Page 6 is upside down. 6 pages.
 

Kearney Weather Data [2011]-2016 2011-2016

Scope and Contents

Weather data table recording date, time, precipitation, air and soil temperatures, solar irradiance, evapotranspiration, and relative humidity. Data is from Parlier A station. 1 sheet.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Requires Microsoft Excel or other program capable of displaying spreadsheets.
 

Second Copy of Black Tea Manufacture Document undated

Author: Hoefler, Andy

Scope and Contents

Step-by-step information on black tea manufacture and schematic of tea firing box. Second page is hand-drawn. 2 pages.
 

Notes on Equipment Needs and Planting undated

Author: Ingbretsen, Karl H.

Scope and Contents

Notes on irrigation supplies and plant spacing Handwritten. 1 page.
 

Planting Sequence and Locations undated

Author: Ingbretsen, Karl H.

Scope and Contents

Chart of tea plantings by clonal line and location. 2 pages.
 

Plot Chart undated

Author: Ingbretsen, Karl H.

Scope and Contents

Chart of tea plantings by clonal line and location. Handwritten. 2 pages.
 

Plot Map? undated

Author: Ingbretsen, Karl H.

Scope and Contents

Layout of tea plots. Handwritten. 1 page.
 

Research Notes undated

Author: Ingbretsen, Karl H.

Scope and Contents

Mixed notes on growing conditions, hardscape needs, and soil pH. Handwritten. 3 pages.
 

Tea Plot Map undated

Author: Ingbretsen, Karl H.

Scope and Contents

Layout of tea plots. Handwritten, partly illegible. 1 page.
 

Tea Shipping Notes undated

Author: Ingbretsen, Karl H.

Scope and Contents

Notes on shipping tea samples to Lipton. Handwritten. 4 pages.
 

Land, Labor, and Facilities Requests 1965-1979

 

Special Project Work Request July 14, 1965

Author: Ingbretsen, Karl H.

Scope and Contents

Initial work requests for tea project. Includes simple schematic of planting beds. Handwritten. 3 pages.
 

1970 Request for Land, Labor, and Facilities November 9, 1970

Author: Ingbretsen, Karl H.

Scope and Contents

Planned work on tea project and required resources. 3 pages.
 

1970 Project Data Sheet November 9, 1970

Author: Ingbretsen, Karl H.

Scope and Contents

Administrative information for tea project and narrative report from September 1970. 2 pages.
 

1972 Project Data Sheet March 3, 1972

Author: Ingbretsen, Karl H.

Scope and Contents

Planned work on tea project and required resources. 1 page.
 

Lab Work Request July 20, 1973

Author: Quick, Frank

Scope and Contents

Request for chemical analyses of tea leaves. 1 page.
 

1973 Project Leader's Plans for Next Project Period September 1, 1973

Author: Ingbretsen, Karl H.

Scope and Contents

Land and labor use report for 1972-1973 and request for land and labor for 1973/1974. 1 page.
 

1973 Project Leader's Plans for Next Project Period December 10, 1974

Author: Ingbretsen, Karl H.

Scope and Contents

Land and labor use report for 1973-1974 and request for land and labor for 1974/1975. Includes Project Data Sheet. 2 pages.
 

Notification of Research Committee Action on Project Proposal November 21, 1977

Author: Lorenz, O. A.
Author: Deal, Andrew S.

Scope and Contents

Approval for tea project to continue, provided funding for crop year is secured 1 page.
 

1978 Request for Land, Labor, and Facilities 1978

Author: Ingbretsen, Karl H.

Scope and Contents

Land and labor request for 1979-1980. 3 pages.
 

1979 Request for Land, Labor, and Facilities November 13, 1979

Author: Ingbretsen, Karl H.

Scope and Contents

Land and labor request for 1980-1981. 3 pages.
 

Proposals and Reports 1971-1978

 

Research Proposal 2176: Evaluation of the Adaptation and Production of Tea in California undated

Author: Jones, Luther G.
Author: Ingbretsen, Karl H.

Scope and Contents

Outline, historical context, and proposed scope of tea project (Research Proposal 2176) 3 pages.
 

Brief Report, Project No. 1807: Evaluation of the Adaptation and Production of Tea In California 1971

Author: Ingbretsen, Karl H.

Scope and Contents

Brief report on 1971 tea harvest and water use. 1 page.
 

An Economic Analysis of Potential Tea Production in California January 1972

Author: Ingbretsen, Karl H.
Author: Reed, A. D.

Scope and Contents

Economic analysis of tea project from 1964 to 1972. 13 pages.
 

Full Report, Project No. 1807: Evaluation of the Adaptation and Production of Tea In California 1972

Author: Ingbretsen, Karl H.

Scope and Contents

Full report on tea project protocols and results from 1970-1972, including fertilizer application, harvest yields, and labor hours. Pages 2-4 and 7 are handwritten. 7 pages.
 

1973 Project Report, Project No. 1807: Evaluation of the Adaptation and Production of Tea In California 1973

Author: Ingbretsen, Karl H.

Scope and Contents

Report on yield data, water management, and fertilizer management. Appears to be the same as the non-handwritten pages of the 1972 full report. 3 pages.
 

Project Leader's Progress Report, Project 31 (Experiment Station Number 1807) 1973

Author: Ingbretsen, Karl H.

Scope and Contents

1973 annual report on tea project. "Myler" handwritten at top of page 1. 2 pages.
 

Copy of Project Leader's Progress Report, Project 31 (Experiment Station Number 1807) 1973

Author: Ingbretsen, Karl H.

Scope and Contents

1973 annual report on tea project. 2 pages.
 

RAC Meeting Agenda and Project Data Sheet March 3, 1972, December 7, 1973

Scope and Contents

Agenda for research administration meeting in December 1973 and tea project data sheet from March 1972. 2 pages.
 

1974 Progress Report, Project 31 (Experiment Station Number 1807) December 13, 1974

Author: Ingbretsen, Karl H.

Scope and Contents

Brief report on 1974 tea harvest, quality, irrigation, and fertilizer. 1 page.
 

Copper Spraying Trial Analyses June 14, 1976

Author: Lev, W.
Author: Hoefler, Andy

Scope and Contents

Flavanol and PPO analyses of teas from plants supplemented with copper. 3 pages.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Fertilizers
 

KHFS Resource Usage Report for Project No. 31 1976

Scope and Contents

Work hours, fertilizers, water, and harvest yield for tea project in 1976. 4 pages.
 

1978 Project Report, Project No. 1807: Evaluation of the Adaptation and Production of Tea In California 1978

Author: Ingbretsen, Karl H.

Scope and Contents

1978 annual report on tea project. 2 pages.
 

Reference Articles 1964-1979

 

Ferric Sulphate Product Bulletin February 10, 1964

Author: Stauffer Chemicals

Scope and Contents

Description of agricultural ferric sulphate uses and safety hazards. 3 pages.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Fertilizers
 

Three Major "Ifs" Will Determine Tea As Another Crop in California November 29, 1964

Author: Fresno Bee

Scope and Contents

Newspaper article on Kearney tea experiment. 1 page.
 

Indonesian Tea Output, Exports at Record Highs January 15, 1979

Author: Fraser, Gordon O.

Scope and Contents

Article in "Foreign Agriculture" with photographs and sidebar depicting tea harvesting and processing. 4 pages.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Harvesting
 

India's 1978 Tea Output Approximates Year-Earlier Record January 22, 1979

Author: Tandon, Vishwa M.

Scope and Contents

Article in "Foreign Agriculture". 2 pages.
 

First Steps to China June 1979

Author: Webster, James C.

Scope and Contents

Article in "Foreign Agriculture". 4 pages.
 

Tea Culture undated

Scope and Contents

Selection from unidentified book on tea growing and processing. 2 pages.
 

Mist Propagation undated

Author: Geiger, E. C.

Scope and Contents

Reprint of article on using water mist to maintain ideal plant propagation temperature. 2 pages.