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Bioletti (Frederic T.) Papers.
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The Frederic T. Bioletti Papers document the work of University of California professor Frederic Bioletti's pioneering work in grape-growing and wine-making practices in California. The collection includes correspondence, research material, publications by Bioletti, and extensive set of publications by others on a variety of agricultural topics, a small series of specimen photographs, and papers pertaining to the University Farm and the creation of Viticulture Department in Davis.
Frederic Theodore Bioletti was born in Liverpool, England in 1865. In 1878, he came to the United States and settled in Sonoma County, California. After graduating from Heald's Business School in San Francisco, he worked on Senator Stanford's Vina Ranch, where he was employed in the senator's commercial wine cellar. Bioletti studied at the University of California, Berkeley from 1889-1900; he earned his Bachelor's degree in 1894 and his Master's degree in 1898. During this time, he was also an assistant to noted soil scientist Professor E.W. Hilgard. While working with Hilgard, Bioletti studied the fermentation of wines under a variety of conditions. The results of his experiments aided California vintners in refining their wine production practices and improving the resulting wines.
14.4 linear feet
Copyright is protected by the copyright law, chapter 17, of the U.S. Code. All 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 Department of Special Collections, University of California, Library, Davis 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 researcher.
Collection is open for research.