Personal plant breeding and record file of W.B. Clarke, founder and owner of W.B. Clarke & Co. Nursery in San Jose, California.
The collection also includes a set of the nursery's catalogs spanning the years 1934-1949.
The W.B. Clarke & Co. Nursery (1920s-1950s) was based in San Jose, California. The founder and owner, Walter Bosworth Clarke,
was an important breeder, selector, and producer of shade trees and landscape shrubs. He was best known for his lilacs, which
bloomed well in coastal California's mild climate, flowering quinces, and flowering apricot. Many of the plants Clarke developed
are still in commercial production.
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