This collection contains Henry Washburn's photographs of the 1938 Watsonville flood, High School Forestry classes and Farm
Bureau activities. Also included are five scrapbooks of newspaper clippings documenting farming activities in Santa Cruz County.
Henry Lord Washburn was born in San Jose on December 19, 1889, the son of Arthur H. and Jessica T. (Thompson) Washburn. His
father was a sturdy pioneer who first came from New York to California around the Horn, but returned to the East after a few
years. In 1860, however, he came back to the Pacific coast, and for some time he was the owner and the principal of Washburn
school, San Jose, famous in its day as a private preparatory school. Mrs. Washburn was the first woman graduate of Stanford.
Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and
their heirs. For permission to publish or to reproduce the material, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.