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Lot #373
Luther Burbank

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Estimate: $200+
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Eminent American horticulturist and researcher (1849-1926) credited with developing hundreds of plant varieties and hybrids, including the spineless cactus, the Shasta daisy, and the Burbank potato. TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, personal letterhead, December 26, 1912. Letter to Katherine L. Ward in Minnesota, in part: "The day before Christmas I received an ancient, most highly valued and extremely interesting book from you, as well as some beautiful post card views. How am I to repay you for all these books? How?…The picture of 'puggy' and yourself received. I appreciate it very much. See that you like dogs. I have had some pet dogs which I have become so attached to that at the present time I have none, remembering the sad parting with one little fellow which I did have. I am so excessively busy with the books and with business that I have to be extremely brief. Have hundreds of letters from friends and relatives unanswered—as time is precious beyond expression." In fine condition.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: August
  • Dates: #527 - Ended May 09, 2018

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