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W.B. Clarke & Co. Nursery Records
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  • Content Description
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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: University of California, Davis General Library, Dept. of Special Collections
    Title: W.B. Clarke & Co. Nursery Records
    Creator: W.B. Clarke & Co. Nursery
    Identifier/Call Number: D-595
    Physical Description: 1 linear ft.
    Date (inclusive): circa 1920-1950
    Abstract: 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.
    Physical Location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.

    History

    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.
    Source: Warren G. Roberts, UC Davis Arboretum

    Content Description

    The collection includes the personal plant breeding and record file of Walter Bosworth Clarke, founder and owner of W.B. Clarke & Co. Nursery in San Jose, California. Also present is a set of the nursery's catalogs spanning the years 1934-1949.

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Warren G. Roberts, 2015.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], W.B. Clarke & Co. Nursery Records, D-595, Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis.

    Publication Rights

    All applicable copyrights for the collection are protected under chapter 17 of the U.S. Copyright Code. Requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Regents of the University of California as the owner of the physical items. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Nurseries (Horticulture) -- California
    Ornamental horticulture -- California
    W.B. Clarke & Co. Nursery
    W.B. Clarke & Co. Nursery -- Archives