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Guide to the Edward J. Wickson Papers, 1868-1923
BANC MSS C-B 1035  
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  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Edward J. Wickson Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1868-1923
    Collection Number: BANC MSS C-B 1035
    Creator: Wickson, Edward J. (Edward James), 1848-1923
    Extent: Number of containers: 1 box, 1 carton Linear feet: 1.5
    Repository: The Bancroft Library
    Berkeley, California 94720-6000
    Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
    Abstract: Correspondence; manuscripts and reprints of his writings; reviews of his books; material re Luther Burbank; clippings; and obituaries.
    Languages Represented: English

    Information for Researchers


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library 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 reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Edward J. Wickson Papers, BANC MSS C-B 1035, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.


    Edward James Wickson, professor of agriculture of the University of California, was born in Rochester, New York on August 3, 1848. He attended Hamilton College, graduating in 1872. He was for a while on the editorial staff of the Utica Morning Herald, made a special study of the cheese industry, and was elected secretary of the New York Dairymen's Association in 1871. He also served as president of the Utica Dairymen's Board of Trade. In 1875 he became connected with the Pacific Rural Press. His association with the University of California began as a lecturer in practical agriculture in 1879; he became an associate professor in 1891. He later assumed responsibility for the University Extension courses in agriculture, and became Dean of the College of Agriculture and head of the Agricultural Experiment Station in 1905, becoming emeritus in 1915. Professor Wickson organized the first dairy association in California in 1876 and was active in the California State Horticultural Society. He was the author of numerous articles in professional journals and newspapers, and of several volumes relating to fruits and vegetables and garden flowers. He died July 16, 1923.

    Scope and Content

    The collection, transferred from University Archives to the Manuscripts Division in 1966, includes correspondence; MSS and reprints of his writings, mainly on agricultural subjects; clippings; reviews of Wickson's work; papers relating to Luther Burbank; and class notes and other materials relating to his student days at Hamilton College.
    A key to arrangement and partial list of correspondents follow.