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May Benedict Maye papers, ca. 1901-1942.
BANC MSS 91/32 c Box 1; BANC MSS 91/32 c Box 2
Collection Overview

Title:

May Benedict Maye papers, ca. 1901-1942

Creator/Contributor:

Maye, May Benedict., creator

Creator/Contributor:

Burbank, Luther, 1849-1926

Abstract:

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.

Date:

1901 (issued)

Subject:

Plant breeders -- United States -- Biography
Plant breeding

Note:

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.

Type:

Poems.
Scrapbooks.

Physical Description:

2 boxes (.6 linear ft.).

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS 91/32 c Box 1
BANC MSS 91/32 c Box 2

Origin:

California