Title:May Benedict Maye papers, ca. 1901-1942
Creator/Contributor:Maye, May Benedict., creator
Creator/Contributor:Burbank, Luther, 1849-1926
Correspondence, poetry, drafts and published articles on various topics; newspaper clippings, reprints, poetry and scrapbook
about Luther Burbank, including reminiscences of the period in which she worked for him. There are also notes and correspondence
in Burbank's handwriting, and both newspaper clippings and a reprint of articles by him. The collection also includes a "stock
book" of plants and seeds which appears to have been dictated by Burbank.
Subject:Plant breeders -- United States -- Biography
Photographs have been transferred to the Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Library (BANC PIC 1991.046--PIC)
May Benedict Maye worked as Burbank's cook and then as his secretary before his marriage in 1916. She published articles and
poetry much of which concerned Burbank's work.
2 boxes (.6 linear ft.).
BANC MSS 91/32 c Box 1
BANC MSS 91/32 c Box 2