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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Leopold Justi papers
    Dates: 1853-1874
    Collection Number: Consult repository
    Creator/Collector: Justi, Leopold, 1864-1946.
    Extent: 49 boxes
    Repository: Sonoma State University Library
    Abstract: Leopold Justi (1864-1946), a longtime resident of Glen Ellen, California was a farmer, a winemaker, a justice of the peace and an insurance agent. He achieved recognition in each of his endeavors. As a farmer and winemaker, he helped develop a phylloxera resistant grapevine. As a justice of the peace, he was known as the "marrying magistrate," because of the many wedding ceremonies he performed. As an insurance agent, he served clients such as Eliza Shepard, Jack London's step-sister, and Charmian London, Jack London's wife.
    Language of Material: English


    Collection is open for research by appointment.

    Publication Rights

    The library can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Users are responsible for satisfying any claimants of literary property.

    Preferred Citation

    Leopold Justi papers. Sonoma State University Library

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Justi papers (1853-1874) include correspondence, diaries, legal and financial documents, photographs, greeting cards, artifacts, ephemera and miscellaneous periodicals. The Justi papers are organized into the following series: 1. Correspondence, 2. Personal diaries, 3. Legal cases and related documents, 4. Photographs, 5. Greeting cards, 6. Manufacturers' pamphlets and catalogs, 7. Miscellaneous periodicals, 8. Artifacts, 9. Miscellaneous ledgers and account books, 10. Miscellaneous books and pamphlets, 11. Scrapbook, 12. Newspaper clippings, 13. Agricultural publications, 14. Miscellaneous insurance publications, 15. Native Sons of the Golden West - personal cards, 16. Business cards, political cards and shipping labels.

    Indexing Terms

    Glen Ellen (Calif.) -- History.
    California history.