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[Letter] 1909 September 13, Santa Rosa, Ca., [to] Charles A. Chambers, Fresno, Ca. / Luther Burbank.

Title: [Letter] 1909 September 13, Santa Rosa, Ca., [to] Charles A. Chambers, Fresno, Ca. / Luther Burbank.
Personal Author: Burbank, Luther, 1849-1926.
Date: 1909 September 13.
Extent: [1] leaf.
Dimensions: 28 x 21 cm.
General Note: The letter is typed on Luther Burbank's personal letterhead. Newspaper clippings written by Charles A. Chambers (including picture) pasted on reverse side.
Abstract: Burbank thanks Chambers for his kind words in the Fresno Evening Herald on September 11, 1909, and confirms that he has "abundant evidence that my thornless cactuses have come to stay." He likens the addition of these cactuses to the discovery of a new continent as they will be an additional food source for areas of the world heretofore considered unproductive. Burbank's horticultural experiments extended to include better forms of potatoes, plums, berries, lilies, roses, tomatoes, corn, squash, Shasta daisies, and Fire poppies. He later wrote Luther Burbank, His Methods and Discoveries (1914-15).
Personal Subject: Burbank, Luther, 1849-1926 -- Correspondence.
Corporate Subject: Fresno evening herald.
Subject: Opintua
Cactus
Plants, Edible.
Recipient: Chambers, Charles A.
 

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