Early Fruit & Vegetable Seed Catalogs of Southern California: Bibliography - The Arboretum
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Below are resources that were cited or researched for this project:


California State Agricultural Society. Transactions of the California State Agricultural Society. Sacramento: G.H. Springer, 1894.

McGroaty, John Steven. Los Angeles from the Mountains to the Sea: with Selected Biography of Actors and Witnesses to the Period of Growth and Achievement, Volume 3. Chicago: American Historical Society, 1921. (Available on Google Books)

Padilla, Victoria. Southern California Gardens: An Illustrated History. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1961. (Available at the Los Angeles County Arboretum Library)

Roske, Ralph J. Everyman’s Eden. New York: The MacMillan Company, 1968. (Available at the Los Angeles County Arboretum Library)

Sackman, Douglas C. Orange Empire: California and the Fruits of Eden. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007.

Sheddon, Thomas. Learn to Love the Avocado. 1928


List of companies featured in this project (and on Flickr):

Aggeler & Musser, Los Angeles

Armstrong Nurseries, Ontario

Diegaard Nurseries, Monrovia

Richard Diener Nursery, Oxnard

Fraser’s, Pasadena

Germain Seed & Plant Company, Los Angeles

Harris Seed Company, San Diego

Hobbs-Gregg Nurseries, San Dimas

Paul J. Howard’s Flowerland, Los Angeles

Knott’s Berry Place, Buena Park

Morris & Snow Seed Compnay, Los Angeles

Newbery-Sherlock Avocado Nurseries, Pasadena

Orcutt Seed & Plant Company, San Diego

Pasadena Nursery, Pasadena

Theodore Payne Seedsman & Nurseryman, Los Angeles

Peddycord’s, Pasadena

Pioneer Nursery, Monrovia

R. M. Teague Nurseries, Reseda

Tuttle Brothers Nurseries, Pasadena

Wagner Nurseries, Pasadena

Winsel’s, Los Angeles

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