Inventory of George M.A. Schoener Collection

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Inventory of George M.A. Schoener Collection

Record Group: PP-Schoener

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Santa Clara, California

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  • Santa Clara University
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  • Santa Clara, California 95053-0500
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Inventory of George M.A. Schoener Collection
Record group: PP-Schoener
Creator: Schoener, George M.A.
Extent: ca. 4 boxes
Repository: Santa Clara University Archives
Santa Clara, CA 95053
Language: English.

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Biographical Notes

Father George M. A. Schoener, the "Padre of the Roses", was born in 1864 near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 1870, he and his family returned to their native country, Switzerland, in order to provide their son with a good education. At the age of sixteen, he was sent to Maria Einsiedeln, a Benedictine monastary where he studied art and architecture. However, instead of pursuing a career as an artist, he entered the priesthood and returned to America. In 1889, he became the parish priest for St. Cecilia's in Rochester, Pennsylvania where he directed the building of a new church. His work on the building project took a toll on his health. As a result of his poor health, he left St. Cecilia's and became a parish priest in Brooks, Oregon.
Schoener first became interested in roses while he at Brooks and began to breed them in his garden. In a few years he was well known for his new breeds of roses and fruit trees. Then, after a fire in 1915 that burned his parish and gardens, Schoener went to Portland, Oregon, to work in McKenna Park. Soon after, his reputation in research got him an invitation to continue his experiments in Santa Barbara, California, where he worked for twenty years. It was here where he earned his title as the "Padre of the Roses," a title known throughout the United States. Some roses he bred were over twenty feet tall; another was almost black; and one had petals with two colors, yellow on top and red underneath. He also experimented with different fruits. A rose-apple, a raspberry with vanilla flavor, and an apple with the flavor and color of an orange are but some of his hybrids.
In 1938, Schoener left his gardens in Santa Barbara because he could not raise enough money to support his work. At the age of seventy-three, Schoener accepted an invitation to work at the University of Santa Clara. He wanted all of his roses brought to Santa Clara so that he could continue his research. By this time he had over 5000 different varieties of roses. However, most of them were never planted because Schoener was unable to direct the work himself. He had many complaints against the administration and was never satisfied with his treatment at the university. He became ill and died on February 10, 1941 of a heart ailment.

Scope and Content

The Schoener Collection contains correspondence, poems both in German and English, and articles on rose breeding and horticulture. There also exist approximately thirty notebooks containing rough drafts of articles and personal thoughts. Included in the papers is Schoener's manual on Church doctrine, which was never published. He ordered the remainder of his papers to be burned after his death. The Collection also includes a biography of Schoener by B. Russel based on Schoener's recollections. His photographs can be found in the Schoener Photo Collection (#27,001-#27, 005). Other Schoener papers are available at the Huntington Library.

Container List

 

BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIAL

Box Box 1, Folder Folder 1

Sections of various biographies of Schoener

 

1) Beginning of a biography by F. Bourgeois Russell typed Ms, 7 pp. (15 Nov. 1939)

 

2) Sections of biography by F. B. Russell, n.d., typed MS, 4pp.

 

3) Section of autobiography by Schoener, n.d., typed MS, 8 pp.

Folder Folder 2

Sections of main biography of Schoener's life by F. B. Russell, n.d., typed MS, pp. 1-27, 30, 40-60, 63-64, 90-157.

Folder Folder 3

Schoener's biography by Russell, pp. 158-261.

Folder Folder 4

Tributes to Schoener:

 

1) "The University of Santa Clara and the Padre of the Roses", author unknown, typed MS, 5 pp., n.d.

 

2) "The Padre of the Roses"- a radio talk by Rev. Joseph Stack, 15 June 1938, typed MS, 5 pp.

 

3) "Various Acknowledgements of the Work of The Padre of the Roses," n.d., typed MS, 2 pp.

 

4) Certificates of award to Schoener for roses, 1934-1937

 

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESS CLIPPINGS ABOUT SCHOENER

Box Box 1, Folder Folder 5

"To Make the World Understand that it is Good to Live in Oregon" by Marshall N. Dana, n.d. 1 folio p.

 

"A Little-Known Burbank", The Literary Digest, 10 April 1915, 3 pp.

 

An article by R. Howard from Sunset, January 1916, Vol. 36, No. 1., 1 p.

 

"The Rosary of A Parish Priest," by F. McCloskey, America, 13 May 1916 Vol. XV, No. 5, 2 pp.

 

"Make America self-productive of new varieties of useful plants for cont. the home, garden and farm in this present time of need." (a small pamphlet written to promote Schoener's work--around 1916.)

 

"The Padre's Gardens" by W. Whittemore, Santa Barbara Community Life cont., May 1923, 4 pp.

 

"Black Rose and White Mystery" by R. Miller, Westways, Vol. 31, No.1, January 1939, 2 pp.

 

"A Botanist and his Gardens," by L. Bosley, The Ave Maria, 24 April 1937, 1 p.

 

"Roses of Tomorrow," by R. Miller, St. Anthony's Messenger, October 1937, 3 pp.

 

"Father Schoener - Priest of the Roses" by A Haines, St. Anthony's Monthly, May - June 1957, 2 pp.

Folder Folder 6

Newspaper clippings about Schoener:

 

"Father Schoener Among his Roses," The Catholic Sentinel, 14 May 1914, 3 pp.

 

Untitled, n.d., 1 p.

 

"Works Miracles in Plant Kingdom," Oregon Sunday Journal, 13 June 1915, 1 p.

 

"Naturalist Burned Out," (1915), 1 p.

 

"Oregon May Become Famous Place for Growing Plants," n.d., 1 p.

 

The "Chamber of Commerce Bulletin," n.d., 1 p.

 

German Article regarding Schoener, Der Herold des Glaubers, 13 December 1916, 1 p.

 

"Former Oregon Priest Earns Fame as Authority on Roses," n.d., 2 pp.

 

"Wonder Bean Developed by Padre Wizard," n.d., 1 p.

 

"Padre Schoener Breeds Dahlia to Aid Sick," n.d., 1 p.

 

"Roses Padre Sues Couple," n.d., 1 p.

 

"As the Critic Sees It," n.d., 1 p.

 

"Plan Establishment of Municipal Garden Under Direction of 'Padre of Roses'," n.d., 1 p.

 

"Santa Barbara Grown Flowers to be Given National Publicity," cont. Santa Barbara Daily News, 24 January 1925, 1 p.

 

"Padre of Roses Wins Fame," n.d., 1 p.

 

"Wonder Roses are Glad of Storm," n.d., 1 p.

 

"New Roses of Padre Arouse Interest," n.d., 1 p.

 

Woman who Aided Famous Priest in Life Work Dies," 4 August 1932, 1 p. with obituary notice, 1p.

 

"New 'Burbank' Grows Roses Minus Thorns," n.d., 1 p.

 

Miracle Padre Grows New Thornless Rose," 1935, 1 p.

 

"Discouraging the 'Padre of the Roses'," The Santa Barbara Morning Press, 6 October 1936, 1 p.

 

German article, " Mittwoch, 2 December 1936, 1 p.

 

"Tribute Paid Padre of Roses in National Magazine Article, " The Santa Barbara Daily News, n.d., 1 p.

 

"The Clock Never Stops - for Priests," by M. Burton, Los Angeles Times - Sunday Magazine, 2 May 1937, 3 pp.

 

"Fr Schoener Stricken Ill," n.d., 1p.

 

"Tribute to Padre of Roses," Santa Barbara News Press, 16 May 1937, 1 p.

 

"Mortgage Closes Gardens to Famous 'Padre of the Roses'," n.d., 1 p.

 

"Roses," n.d., 1p.

 

"Oregon Priest Was Famous for Hybridization of Roses," Catholic Sentinel, 10 June 1977, 1 p.

 

"The Black Rose," Dear Abby, The San Francisco Chronicle, Oct. 1980, 1 pg.

Folder Folder 6A

"Portland Must Act Quickly or Lose Father Schoener," n.d., 1 p

 

"Santa Barbara Backs 'Rose Padre' in Venture," n.d., 1 p.

 

"Padre's Gardens May be Lost to City; Father Schoener Discouraged," Santa Barbara Morning Press, 13 July 1923, 1 p.

 

"Chemist Value Dahlia Culture of Dr. Schoener, Padre Gardens Owner", Santa Barbara Morning Press22 November 1923, 1 p.

 

"Letter to the Editor", Santa Barbara Morning Press, n.d., 1 p.

 

"Roses Padre Tells Dream", Santa Barbara Daily News, n.d., 1 p.

 

"Biggest Dahlia Aids Padre's Scientific Search for Insulin", Santa Barbara Morning Press, 21 August 1936.

 

"Padre of Roses Has Hybrid Dahlia of Exquisite Color", Santa Barbara Daily Newsn.d., 1 p.

 

"Plant Wizard Has Wonder Garden", Santa Barbara Daily News, n.d., 1 p.

 

" 'Padre of Roses' Faced with Insolvency, Will Abandon Famous Garden this year, Santa Barbara Daily News,23 March 1937, 1 p.

 

"Father Schoener Sends Greetings", Meyersdale Republican, 4 November 1937, 1 p.

 

"Greetings from Padre of the Roses", Meyersdale Republican, 18 November 1937, 1 p.

 

"Hundreds Attend Party for Padre of Roses", Santa Barbara news Press,12 June 1938, 1 p.

 

"Campus Becomes Laboratory for Creation of New Roses", San Jose Mercury Hearld, 28 March 1939, 1 p.

 

"The Prowler" column, Palo Alto Times, 1 July 1939, 2 pp.

 

"A Maker of New Roses" by J. Currey, The Country Gentleman, 6 June 1914, 2 pp.

 

"Priest at Brooks is Destined to be Burbank of Rose World," The Sunday Oregonian, 21 December 1913, 1 p.

 

"Achievements of Father Schoener, Oregon's Plant Wizard," The Oregon Sunday Journal, 5 September 1915, 1 p.

 

"Father Schoener Makes Progress in New Gardens," Oregon Sunday Journal, 21 May 1916, 1 p.

 

German articles: 1) from St. Josephs-Blatt, 20 November 1916; 2) untitled, n.d. 1 p.

 

"The Voice of the People" [1936?]

Folder Folder 7

Pamphlets of Schoener's Rose Garden:

 

Catalogue and Price List (3 editions);

 

An Exceptionally Good Offer to American Rose Amateurs;

 

General Catalogue and Provisional Price List;

 

The Padre's Botanical Gardens ( 2 editions);

 

Price List for the World's Best Roses;

 

The World's Best Roses.

Folder Folder 8

"Taming Wild Roses", The Commonweal, 1 March 1940, 2 pp. and 1 p. acknowledgements.

Folder Folder 9

English Poetry Published by Schoener:

 

"Before a Picture of the Crucifixion", 7 November 1936;

 

"The Creator Omnipotent", n.d.;

 

"The Dream of St. Anselm", n.d.;

 

"Flight Into Egypt", n.d.;

 

"My Roses Growing" from an article "The Padre of the Roses", n.d.;

 

"New Year's Eve":, n.d.;

 

"No More Mother" and "Evening Bells", n.d.;

 

"The Padre of the Roses in Saint Francis Hospital", n.d.;

 

"To the Queen of May", n.d.;

 

"The Spirit of Poetry", n.d.;

 

"Did it Ever Happen to You?" and "Titanic", n.d.;

 

"Not as I Will", "Simple Nature", and "My Roses Growing" from The Owl, November 1938;

 

"To My Old Violin", San Jose Mercury Herald, 19 March 1939;

 

"What Nature Tells Me", San Jose Mercury Herald, 2 April 1939;

 

"A Picture of the Crucifixion", San Jose Mercury Herald, 9 April 1939.

 

"Good Intentions", San Jose Mercury Herald, 23 April 1939.

Folder Folder 10

German Poetry published by Schoener: (all probably published in St. Josephs-Blatt (Oregon))

 

"Breifet den Herrn!", n.d.;

 

"Des Winter Mahnung an die Reidhen", 20 November 1916

 

"Grab und Kreuz", n.d;

 

"Gurfum Corda! - Reujahrsegedanfen", n.d;

 

"Halte Mak!" n.d;

 

"In Der Not Vertrau auf Gott", n.d;

 

"Rofenfpende", n.d;

 

"Un die Hebe Mutter Gottes am Lage meiner Brimiz", n.d;

 

"Uuf Hoher Gee", n.d.

Folder Folder 11

Ecclesiastical Art - an illustrated monthly magazine devoted to Church architecture and its allied arts. Vol. 1, No. 1, June 1980. (Edited by Schoener) Include here is a notebook containing an essay on "Ecclesiastical Art and the Clergyman's Building Guide" along with some German notes.

 

LITERARY PRODUCTIONS BY SCHOENER

Box Box 1, Folder Folder 12

"The Art of Budding Roses" (written speech) n.d., 22 pp;

 

"The Art of Budding Roses" (written MS) n.d., 41 pp. and typed MS, n.d, 11pp.

 

"On Floral Biology in Oregon" (written speech) n.d., 23 pp.

Folder Folder 13

"The Schoener Scientific Gardens", written MS, n.d., 22 pp;

 

"On the Hybridization of Roses and other Plants in the State of Oregon", n.d., typed MS, 15 pp.

Folder Folder 14

"The Rose in History, Science, Arts and Commerce. The Rose in Our Gardens and Parks", typed MS, n.d., 31 pp;

 

"The Aspect of Sex in the Breeding of Roses in Relation to their Improvement", typed MS, n.d., 24 pp;

 

"The Main Aim of the Padre's Scientific Work", n.d., typed MS, 2 pp;

 

"The Practice Side of the Padre's Plant Studies", n.d., typed Ms, 1 p.

Folder Folder 15

Essay delivered before the Santa Barbara Horticultural Society, n.d., typed MS 3pp;

 

"Outdoor Rose Growing", n.d., typed MS, 17 pp;

 

"Exhibiting Roses", n.d., typed MS, 3pp;

 

Untitled article, n.d., typed MS, 12 pp; (regarding the cultivation of roses)

 

"Fundamental Principles of Rose Breeding", n.d., typed MS, 1p.

Folder Folder 16

"The Hybridization of Roses in America", 1932, typed MS, 21 pp;

 

"Is it Worthwhile to Give Serious Consideration to Rose-Breeding and Plant Genetics in General?", 11 October 1932, typed MS, 12 pp;

 

"An Earnest Plea for a Worthy Cause", 14 December 1932, typed MS, 5pp;

 

"A Last Word and Let us Say in Defense of the Proof of the Pudding", (1933), typed MS 4pp;

 

"Disease Immunity in Roses", 23 August 1935, typed MS, 17 pp;

 

"Participation of the Padre in the World Rose Contests", (1935), typed MS, 2pp;

 

"Random Shots on Rose Fragrance and Perfume Manufacture in General", 6 September 1937, typed MS. 8pp;

 

"The Padre of the Roses' Activity in American Rose Hybridization", 7 March 1939, typed MS, 8pp. (Through these articles, Schoener tried to expand the public's knowledge of his work with roses and obtain more monetary support for the continuation of his projects.)

Folder Folder 17

A collection of articles by F.B. Russell as dictated to her by George Schoener;

 

"An Apple Size Rose Fruit", 3 copies: 20 May 1939, 8 pp: 29 June 1939, 5 pp; (1939), 8pp;

 

"The Church and Science", n.d., typed MS, 2 pp;

 

"Constancy of Species", n.d., typed MS, 10 pp.

 

"Hopes and Regrets in Rose Research", 20 May 1939, typed MS, 10 pp;

 

"Mankind and the Rose", 16 September 1939, 3 pp;

 

"Roses of the Old Orient", 16 September 1939, typed MS, 6 pp;

 

"Travels of the Rose", 16 September 1939, typed MS, 4 pp;

 

"Rose Festivals and Rose History", n.d., typed MS, 8 pp;

 

"Sketches from the Notebook of a Parish Priest", n.d., 5 pp;

 

"To a Wild Rose", n.d., typed MS, 8 pp.

Folder Folder 18

A series of articles regarding the creation of a botanical rose garden in Santa Barbara. George Schoener was one of the major proponents in this project.

 

"Arguments in favor of the National Botanic-Genetic Rose Garden for Santa Barbara," n.d., typed MS, 3 pp;

 

"Botanical Gardens in Their Relation to Landscape Architecture and Public Horticultural Education", 25 January 1918, typed MS, 11 pp;

 

"A Botanic-Genetic Rose Park for Santa Barbara as the Most Effective Advertising Medium", n.d., typed MS, 1p;

 

"Description of the Planned Botanic-Genetic Rose Park", n.d., typed MS, 2 pp;

 

"How to Make the Natural Resources of Santa Barbara its Best and Most Forcible Publicity Medium", n.d., typed MS, 21 pp;

 

"Means and Ways for Establishing and Maintenance Expenses", n.d., typed MS, 2 pp;

 

"Milpas Street and the Lower Eastside of Santa Barbara", n.d., typed MS, 6 pp;

 

"Survey for Rev. George Schoener in Block 341, Santa Barbara, California, by Archie B. Cook, January 1925" [Milpas St, Carpenteria St, Alisos St., Cacique St, Las Flore Ave.] Blueprint.

 

"A Municipal Rose Park for Santa Barbara", n.d., typed MS, 5 pp.

Folder Folder 19

The continuation of articles regarding the Santa Barbara Municipal Rose Garden.

 

"A Plea for a Municipal Rose Garden for Santa Barbara", n.d., typed MS, 20pp;

 

"Points of Consideration About the Rose Garden and Rose Growing", n.d., typed MS, 1p;

 

" Roses of the Padre of the Roses, and A Botanic-Genetic Rose Garden, A Project of Importance for California", n.d., typed MS, 9pp;

 

"A Santa Barbara Botanical Rose Park", n.d., typed MS, 21 pp;

 

"Santa Barbara and Horticulture", n.d., typed MS, 1p.

Folder Folder 20

Two articles regarding the proposal of a Genetic-Botanic Rose Garden at Santa Clara University.

 

"The Genetic-Botanic Rose Garden of The Santa Clara University", (1940), typed MS, 15 pp. With two copies of an Introduction by Niels Hansen. 5pp. total.

 

"Let us Make the Santa Clara University Rose Garden a World Attraction", 14 May 1939, typed MS, 4 pp.

Folder Folder 21

Articles by Schoener on general horticulture:

 

"The Co-Relations of Soil and Fertilizing Agents For Successful Horticulture", n.d., typed MS, 10 pp;

 

"The Importance and Fundamental Principles of Plant Breeding", n.d., typed MS, 12 pp;

 

"Philosophical Considerations in Plant Breeding", n.d., typed MS, 14 pp;

 

"The Individual of Plants", n.d., typed MS, 13 pp;

 

"The Mineral Pigments in Flowerpetals", 28 December 192_, typed MS, 6 pp;

 

"Plant Genetics", n.d., typed Ms, 11 pp; Three envelopes with notes on roses.

Folder Folder 22

Three notebooks on rose horticulture and biological research.

Folder Folder 23

Two notebooks with essays on roses and other subjects.

Folder Folder 24

Two notebooks with essays on roses and other subjects.

Folder Folder 25

"The Goldfish and Its Varieties", n.d., types MS, 6 pp. (Schoener also bred goldfish in his small rose garden in Santa Barbara) A notebook on goldfish and their breeding.

Folder Folder 26

English poetry (generally unpublished) by Schoener:

 

"Greeting to Sister Henricka, our new Sister Superior, and to Rev. Mother Aloysia", 2 pp;

 

"Saint Margaret Mary", 1 p;

 

"Summer Evening", 1 p;

 

"In Life's Grief", 1p;

 

"To-Morrow", 1 p;

 

"To Our Reverend Mother", 4 pp;

 

"Homesickness", 1p;

 

"My Santa Barbara", 2pp;

 

"My Rose Garden", 2 pp;

 

"Christ the King", 2 pp;

 

"Simple Nature", 1p;

 

"Undoubtedly", 1p;

 

"The Last Tolling of the Sinner's Bell at Gengenbach", 2 pp;

 

"The 82nd Birthday of Mr. Joseph Mesmer, Friend of the Poor and of the Church", 2 pp;

 

"My Two Rosaries", 1 p;

 

"A Christmas Prayer", 1 p;

 

"Rose Joy", 1 p;

 

"One Year Ordained", 1 p:

 

"The Golden Jubilee" (of Rev. Mother Emerita, Aloysia, O.S.F.), 1p;

 

"Our Old Pennsylvania Farm", 2 pp;

 

"The Death of Moses", 1 pp;

 

"A Mother's Care", 10 October 1938, 1 p;

 

"Scientific Chicken Harching", 1 p;

 

"My Dear Jesus", 1 p;

 

"Mike, the Bad Boy", 2 pp;

 

"Before a Picture of the Crucifixion", 21 December, 1938. 2 pp;

 

"My Contemplation upon my Roses", 23 December, 1938, 1 p;

 

"The Epic of the Cross", 28 December 1935, 1 p;

 

"The Conqueress--The Catholic Church", 28 December, 1935, 1 p;

 

"Queen of May" 1 p.

 

Miscellaneous poems and notes regarding poetry. Written on an envelope and four sheets of paper.

Folder Folder 27

"Autumn Sheaves": A poetry manuscript prepared by Schoener, containing many of his poems 1934, 59 pp.

Folder Folder 28

The second half of the "Autumn Sheaves" manuscript, pp. 60-125.

Folder Folder 29

German poetry (unpublished) by Schoener:

 

"Erster Gesang", 3 pp;

 

"Zum Prefess-Jubilaeum Der Hochwuerd. Mutter Aloysia", 3 pp;

 

"Dictergesit", 1 p;

 

"Worte Des Dankes", 1 p;

 

"Der Gute Hirte", 2 pp;

 

"Das Kreuz-Epos", 1 pp;

 

"Die Siegerin. Die Katholische Dirche", 1 p;

 

"Vorgesang", 3 pp;

 

"Ernstes und Heiteres. Trost im Leid", 1 p;

 

"Georg der Student", 4 pp;

 

"Sechster Gesang", 50 pp.

Folder Folder 30

German poetry (unpublished) by Schoener:

 

"Georg, Der Student", 84 pp.

Folder Folder 31

"In Memory of Anna C. Schmitt", n.d., typed MS, 2 pp. (Anna Schmitt was a cousin to Schoener and was his life companion and supporter in his work).

Folder Folder 32

Three notebooks containing rough drafts of poems, a short story, and some autobiographical material

Folder Folder 33

Three notebooks; one containing memoirs written at the age of 76; the remaining two written in German.

Folder Folder 34

Manuscript on Christian Doctrine, pp. 1-74.

Folder Folder 35

Manuscript on Christian Doctrine, pp. 75-149

Folder Folder 36

Manuscript on Christian Doctrine, pp. 150-225

Folder Folder 37

Manuscript on Christian Doctrine, pp. 226-300

Folder Folder 38

Manuscript on Christian Doctrine, pp. 301-374

Folder Folder 39

Part of a manuscript by Schoener, n.d., pp 9-92, regarding rose horticulture, poetry, and memoirs.

Box Box 2, Folder Folder 40

Miscellaneous manuscripts written by Schoener. Three folio pages and one single page in German; Pages numbered IX-XXI in English.

Folder Folder 41

Three notebooks containing essays on Scripture, Church history and Spirituality.

Box Box 4, Folder Folder 42

Three notebooks containing essays on Church history

Folder Folder 43

Three notebooks containing essay on gospel interpretation.

Folder Folder 44

Two notebooks on gospel interpretation; one notebook on Church Doctrine.

Folder Folder 45

One notebook on Church architecture and the Kingdom of Heaven; two notebooks on the Sacreaments.

Folder Folder 46

Three notebooks of plays about early Christians.

 

PRINTED MATERIAL

Box Box 3, Folder Folder 47

Garden Lists of Schoener's roses:

 

Rose list in Oregon; n.d., 19 pp;

 

Report of Schoener Roses 1929 crop, 4 pp;

 

Description of roses shipped to Schoener by Boyce Thompson Institute, 3 December 1930, 57 pp;

 

Report of Schoener Roses, 1930 crop, 8 pp

 

Schoener roses, received 8/21/32 through 12/13/32, 11 pp;

 

Father Schoener's Roses, 7 February 1934, 4 pp;

 

Roses listed by box n.d., 9 pp;

 

"General Remarks and Terms", n.d., 1 p.

Folder Folder 48

Two announcements of lectures given by Schoener, n.d.

Folder Folder 49

"To a Rose"; poem by H. Campbell dedicated to Schoener, n.d., 1 p.

Folder Folder 50

Miscellaneous items collected by Schoener:

 

"Geologist Uses Radio Device in Underground Exploration", San Jose Mercury News Hearld, n.d., 1 p;

 

German newspaper article, n.d.,

 

"Dropping in Class", a poem printed in newspaper, n.d.,

 

The Avocado paper printed by California Avocado Association, n.d.;

 

Note from the Magazine of Christian Art, n.d.;

 

German postcard;

 

"Brann the Iconoclast", book advertisement;

 

Miscellaneous handwritten notes, n.d.;

 

Program from the First Annual Picnic given by the Catholic Order of Foresters, July 16, 1916;

 

"Faith and Unbelief", sermon notes;

 

Two notes regarding Schoener's biography written by Schoener, n.d.;

 

Typewritten note on "Seven Gables" n.d.

Folder Folder 51

Drawing of a Romanesque censer by Schoener, n.d.

Oversize Oversized Folder

6IS7-99

Folder Folder 4

Scale drawing of a crucifix designed by Schoener, n.d. [Color Pencil]

 

LEGAL AND FINANCIAL DOCUMENTS

Box Box 3, Folder Folder 52

Deposit receipt for $200 for the property of Anna Schmidt, 20 November 1924, 1 p;

 

Release of all Demands (Mrs. Rumel gives property to Schoener), 19 August 1933, 1 p;

 

Resolution (Society of the Divine Word grants property to Schoener), 29 May 1937, 2 pp;

 

Disclaimer from the Society of the Divine Word, 29 May 1937, 2 pp;

 

Quitclaim Deed, Society of the Divine Word, 29 May 1937, 1 p.

Folder Folder 53

Subscription to a German newspaper, 20 April 1898, 1 p;

 

Bill for a rose order from Armstrong nurseries, 17 February 1934, 1 p;. (A preface to a collection of Schoener's poetry is written on the reverse side of this bill.)

 

A document in German, 10 June 1892, 1 p;

 

An acknowledgement of an order by Schoener from Jackson & Perkins Company, 13 April 1935, 1 p;

 

An order from Mrs. W. F. Young for Schoener's roses, 9 April 1924, 2 pp.

Folder Folder 54

A License to Grow for Purpose of Testing Patented or Patentable Roses; granted to Schoener by the Jackson & Perkins Co., 12 February 1936, 2 copies.

Folder Folder 55

Schoener's Last Will and Testament:

 

Draft of 13 February 1936, 6 pp;

 

Draft of 6 January 1939, page 2:

 

Draft of 19 January 1940, 1 p:

 

Draft of 23 January 1940, 1 p.

Folder Folder 56

Correspondence form Schoener:

 

Schoener to Sr. Bede, 29 Jan. 1940, 1 p;

 

Schoener to Fr. Eummelen, 24 Dec. 1921, 2 pp;

 

Schoener to Eveslad, 18 Sept. 1936, 2 pp;

 

Schoener to A. Faecke, 25 Sept. 1920 1 p;

 

Schoener to C. Glover, 28 Aug. 1919, 4 pp;

 

Schoener to H. Jacobs, 6 July 1936, 1 p;

 

Schoener to E. Jones, 18 Aug. 1937, 2 pp;

 

Schoener to Jordan, 4 May 1938, 1 p; 16 May 1938, 1 p;

 

Schoener to C. Korz, 26 May 1918, 2 pp;

 

Schoener to W. Merrill

 

9 Apr. 1930, 2 pp;

 

10 Apr. 1030, 1 p;

 

19 Apr. 1930, 1 p;

 

16 May 1930, 1 p;

 

18 June 1930, 1 p;

 

Schoener to Mesmer. 2 Feb. 1938, 1 p;

 

Schoener to J. Nicolas.

 

9 Sept. 1936, 1 p;

 

2 Nov. 1936, 1 p;

 

4 Nov. 1936, 1 p;

 

5 Nov. 1936, 2 pp;

 

11 Nov. 1936, 2 pp;

 

13 Nov. 1936, 1 p;

 

24 Nov. 1936, 1 p;

 

27 Nov. 1936, 1 p:

 

28 Nov. 1936, 3 pp;

 

30 Nov. 1936, 3 pp;

 

2 Dec. 1936, 1 p;

 

11 Dec. 1936, 1 p;

 

24 Dec. 1936, 1 p;

 

7 Jan. 1937, 1 p;

 

23 Jan. 1937, 1 p;

 

17 Feb. 1937 1 p; (regarding roses and poetry writings)t

Folder Folder 57

Schoener to Fr. Rector

 

26 Nov. 1938, 1 p;

 

9 Dec. 1938, 1 p;

 

16 Dec. 1938, 1 p;

 

19 Dec. 1938, 1 p;

 

21 Dec. 1938, 1 p;

 

25 Dec. 1938, 1 p;

 

28 Dec. 1938, 1 p;

 

30 Dec. 1938, 1p;

 

1 Jan. 1939, 1 p;

 

2 Jan. 1939, 1 p;

 

Schoener to Reddy, 11 Apr. 1940, 1 p;

 

Schoener to Fr. Rudolph, 8 Oct. 1938, 2 pp;

 

2 Nov. 1938, 1 p;

 

3 Nov. 1938, 1 p;

 

10 Nov. 1938, 1 p;

 

17 Nov. 1938, 1 p;

 

Schoener to A. Schmidt, 27 Aug. 1927, 1 p;

 

5 Aug. 1937, 1 p;

 

4 Sept. 1937, 1 p;

 

6 Sept. 1937, 1 p;

 

13 Sept. 1937, 1 p;

 

6 Oct. 1937, 1 p;

 

Schoener to Fr. Shipsey, n.d., 1 p;

 

Schoener to Fr. Stack

 

7 June 1938, 1 p;

 

18 June 1938, 1 p;

 

1 Jan. 1939, 1 p;

 

2 Jan. 1939, 1 p;

 

Schoener to J. Walsh

 

17 Oct. 1915, 2 pp;

 

20 Oct. 1915, 1 p;

 

11 Feb. 1916, 1 p;

 

22 Feb. 1916 3 pp;

 

21 May 1916, 2 pp;

 

14 Jan. 1917, 1 p;

 

24 Jan. 1917, 1 p;

 

1 Feb. 1917 2 pp;

 

4 July 1938, 1p.

 

General letters from Schoener:

 

Regarding Schoener's magazine Ecclestical Art, n.d., 2 pp; and 1 folio p;

 

Regarding Schoener's magazine Clergymen's Building Guide, n.d., 2 pp;

 

Regarding appeal for help for St. Cecilia's Parish, n.d., 1 folio p;

 

Regarding varieties of flowers and fruits available from Schoener's garden in Oregon, n.d., 1 p;

 

Regarding design of Seven Gables, n.d., 1 p:

 

A German letter, Nov. 1892, 1 folio p.

Folder Folder 58

Correspondence to Schoener

 

F. Araullo to Schoener, 17 Mar. 1928, postcard;

 

L. Barton (Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research) to Schoener,

 

3 Mar. 1930, 1 p. with 8 pp. enclosure;

 

1 June 1932, 1 p. with 16 pp. enclosure;

 

24 Oct. 1932, 1 p;

 

20 Mar. 1933, 1 p;

 

30 July 1937, 1 p;

 

E. Benbow to Schoener, 26 May 1921, 1 p;

 

R. Berlet to Schoener, 28 Oct. 1937, 1 p;

 

E. S. Boerner (Jackson & Perkins Co.) 20 Oct. 1937, 1 p;

 

S. M. Brant (T. R. Churthal & Co.) 7 Dec. 1936, 1 p;

 

B. R. Bryson to Schoener, 12 Aug. 1935, 1 p;

 

B. J. Bonk to Schoener, 8 Oct. 1932, 2 pp;

 

E. Clayton to Schoener, 2 Aug. 1939, 1 p. with 1 p. enclosure;

 

L.B. Coddington to Schoener, 19 Mar. 1930, 2 pp; 31 July 1930, 1 p;

 

T. Connally to Schoener, 17 Jan. 1899, 2 pp;

 

W. Crocker to Schoener (Boyce Tompson Institute for Plant Research)

 

15 Jan. 1930, 2 pp;

 

27 Feb. 1930, 1 p. with 3 photos enclosed;

 

7 Mar. 1930, 1 p;

 

30 Aug. 1930, 1 p;

 

3 Mar. 1931, 1 p;

 

31 Jan. 1933, 1 p;

 

9 Feb. 1933, 1 p;

 

J. Currey to Schoener, 18 Oct. 1915, 1 p.

Box Box 5, Folder Folder 59

P. Davies to Schoener, 18 Apr. 1939, 1 p;

 

G. (De Vor) to Schoener, 9 May 1934, 1 p. with 1 p. enclosure;

 

J. Dungan to Schoener, 4 Nov. 1935, 1 p;

 

F. Edmunds (International Rose Test Gardens)

 

14 Jan. 1935, 1 p;

 

20 Aug, 1935, 2 pp;

 

6 Dec. 1935, 1 p;

 

E. Eveslade to Schoener

 

15 Oct. 1936, 2 pp;

 

26 Oct. 1936, 2 pp;

 

J. Fairbanks to Schoener

 

29 Mar. 1937, 1 p;

 

15 Sept. 1938, 1 p;

 

A. J. Fish to Schoener, 4 Jan. 1923, 2 pp;

 

A. Frey to Schoener

 

17 Nov. 1930 1 p;

 

21 Apr. 1931, 1;

 

N. Gillespie ( Sunset magazine) to Schoener, 24 Nov. 1936, 1 p;

 

J. Goux to Schoener, 29 Apr. 1937, 1 p;

 

N. Hansen to Schoener

 

15 Dec. 1938, 1 p;

 

7 Mar. 1939, 2 pp;

 

L. W. Hawley to Schoener, 1 Dec. 1916,1 p;

 

F. D. Hetterscheid to Schoener, 15 Aug. 1940, 1 p;

 

L. Howe to Schoener, 10 Apr. 1933, 1 p;

 

R. Johnson to Schoener, 16 Feb. 1933, 1 p;

 

E. Jones to Schoener, 20 May 1937, 3 pp;

 

L. Jordan to Schoener

 

30 Dec. 1935, 1 p. with 1 p. enclosure;

 

8 May 1937, 1 p;

 

14 Sept. 1939, 1 p;

Box Box 3, Folder Folder 60

W. Kordes to Schoener, 16 Aug. 1937, 1 p;

 

W. P. Keyser to Schoener, 10 Nov. 1936, 1 p;

 

J. J. (Leashmancu) to Schoener, 28 Dec. 1937, 1 p;

 

I. McCarthy to Schoener, n.d., postcard;

 

J. McFarland (The American Rose Society) to Schoener

 

23 Apr. 1935, 1 p;

 

21 Sept. 1935;

 

30 Oct. 1936, 1 p;

 

9 Nov. 1936, 1 p;

 

17 Nov. 1936, 1 p;

 

9 Oct. 1937, 1 p;

 

24 Apr. 1940, 1 p;

 

R. D. Miller to Schoener

 

4 Apr. 1938, 2 pp;

 

1 Feb. 1939, 1 p;

 

N. Mitra to Schoener

 

26 June 1939, 1 p;

 

(Mever) to Schoener, 28 Aug. 1935, 2 pp;

 

J. Nicolas to Schoener

 

1 May. 1930, 1 p;

 

11 Dec. 1930, 2 pp;

 

18 Dec. 1930, 2 pp;

 

2 Jan. 1931, 1 p;

 

6 Jan. 1931, 1 p;

 

14 Jan. 1931, 1 p;

 

23 Jan. 1931, 1 p;

 

26 Jan. 1931, 1 p;

 

9 Mar. 1931, 1 p;

 

30 Mar. 1931, 1 p;

 

26 Aug. 1931, 1 p;

 

19 Sept. 1931, 3 pp;

 

4 Feb. 1932, 1 p;

 

26 Feb. 1932, 2 pp;

 

3 Mar. 1932, 2 pp;

 

1 Dec. 1932, 2 pp;

 

15 Mar. 1934, 2 pp;

 

21 June 1934, 3 pp;

 

8 Apr. 1935, 1 p;

 

27 Jan, 1936, 1 p;

 

23 Mar. 1936, 1 p;

 

9 Nov. 1936, 1 p;

 

24 Nov. 1936, 1 p;

 

24 Mar. 1937, 1 p;

 

26 July 1939, 1 p; with 1 p. enclosure;

 

T. Oliver to Schoener, 12 Oct. 1915, 2 pp;

 

Paulist Press to Schoener, n.d., 1 p;

 

B. E. Phillips, 20 Feb. 1931, 2 pp;

 

R. Pyle to Schoener

 

9 May 1929, 1 p;

 

Nov. 1935, 1 p. with 2 pp. enclosure;

 

4 Nov. 1935, 2 pp.

Folder Folder 61

W. Rathgeber to Schoener, 2 Nov. 1927, 3 pp;

 

C. Redfern to Schoener

 

15 Feb. 1928, 3 pp;

 

15 Feb. 1928, 2 pp. with 22 pp; enclosure;

 

E. Rixford to Schoener

 

15 Sept. 1930, 1 p;

 

8 Apr. 1939, 1 p. with 3 pp. enclosure;

 

14 May 1931, 2 pp;

 

1 Feb. 1932, 22 pp. with 2 pp. enclosure;

 

30 Aug. 1932, 1 p. with 4 pp. enclosure;

 

31 Oct. 1932, 2 pp;

 

21 June 1933, 2 pp;

 

23 Aug. 1934, 2 pp;

 

19 Oct. 1937, 1 p;

 

20 Nov. 1937, 1 p;

 

D. Robinson to Schoener, 11 Feb. 1936, 1 p;

 

N. Rubio to Schoener, 4 Dec. 1936, 1 p;

 

F. Schoningh to Schoener, 6 Aug. 1895, 1 folio p;

 

Bro. Stanislaus to Schoener

 

26 Feb. 1936, 3 pp. with 1 p. enclosure;

 

27 Mar. 1936, 1 p;

 

P. Stewart to Schoener, 8 Nov. 1923, 1 p;

 

E. Sturtevant to Schoener, 14 May 1920, 2 pp;

 

Superintendent of Royal Botanical Gardens, Calcutta, 7 Sept. 1932, 1 p. with 1 p. enclosure;

 

R. (Suryalan) 4 Apr. 1938, 1 folio p;

 

C. R. Tower to Schoener, 28 May 1936, 2 pp;

 

J. Walsh to Schoener, 26 Sept. 1938, 1 p;

 

W. H. Wasweyler to Schoener, 23 Nov. 1927, 1 p;

 

J. C. Watt to Schoener, 4 Oct. 1939, 1 p;

 

Western Rose Co. to Schoener, 24 June 1935, 1 p;

 

A. Winter to Schoener, 16 Feb. 1923, 3 pp;

Box Box 3, Folder Folder 62

F. Bourgeois Russell to Schoener,

 

9 Jan. 1939, 1 p;

 

4 Apr. 1939, 1 p;

 

14 Apr. 1939, 1 p;

 

21 Apr. 1939, 1 p;

 

1 May 1939, 3 pp;

 

9 May 1939, 1 p;

 

17 May 1939, 1 p;

 

27 May 1939, 2 pp;

 

31 May 1939, 2 pp;

 

n.d., 1 p;

 

5 June 1939, 1 p;

 

10 June 1939, 2 pp;

 

12 June 1939, 1 p;

 

7 July 1939, 1 p;

 

12 July 1939, 2 pp;

 

13 July 1939, 1 p;

 

18 July 1939, 1 . with 2 pp. enclosure;

 

25 July 1939, 1 p. with 1 p. enclosure;

 

29 July 1939, 1 p;

 

7 Aug. 1939, 1 p;

 

16 Aug. 1939, 1 p;

 

26 Aug. 1939, 1 p;

 

29 Aug. 1939, 2 pp;

 

7 Sept. 1939 1 p;

 

13 Sept. 1939, 1 p;

 

16 Sept. 1939, 1 p. with 1 p. enclosure;

 

22 Sept. 1939, 1 p;

 

31 Sept. 1939 1 p;

 

23 Oct. 1939, 1 p;

 

27 Oct. 1939, 2 pp. with 1 p. enclosure;

 

15 Nov. 1939, 2 pp;

 

18 Nov. 1939, 1 p;

 

23 Nov. 1939, 1 p;

 

1 Dec. 1939, 1 p;

 

3 Dec. 1939, 1 p;

 

5 Dec. 1939, 2 pp;

 

14 Dec. 1939, 1 p;

 

22 Dec. 1939, 1 p;

 

3 Jan. 1940, 2 pp;

 

16 Jan. 1940, 1 p;

 

19 Jan. 1940, 1 p;

 

30 Jan. 1940, 1 p;

 

19 Jan 1940, 2 pp;

 

7 Feb. 1940, 1 p;

 

13 Feb. 1940, 1 p;

 

24 Feb. 1940, 1 p. with 1 p. enclosure;

 

11 Mar. 1940, 3 pp;

 

22 Mar. 1940, 1 p;

 

n.d., 1 p;

 

10 Apr. 1940, 2 pp;

 

16 Apr. 1940, 1 p. with 1 p. enclosure;

 

May 1940, 1 p;

 

8 May 1940, 2 pp;

 

10 June 1940, 1 p;

 

14 June 1940, 1 p;

 

18 June 1940, 1 p;

 

26 June 1940, 1 p;

 

22 July 1940, 1 p;

 

31 Oct. 1940, 1 p;

 

CORRESPONDENCE REGARDING SCHOENER

Box Box 3, Folder Folder 63

T. Adams to A. Morgan 24 Sept. 1937, 1 p;

 

W. Crocker to J. Nicolas, 21 Jan. 1931, 2 pp;

 

H. Gleason to J. Nicolas

 

24 Feb. 1934, 1 p;

 

1 Mar. 1934, 1 p;

 

W. Hermich to Mrs. G. Hill, 4 May 1938, 1 pp.

 

H. Jacobs to Mrs. G. Hill and Sweetser, n.d., 1 p;

 

Fr. J. Jacobs to Fr. P. (Shaurn), 13 Oct. 1898, 1 folio p;

 

J. McFarland to J. Nicolas, 30 Dec. 1930, 1 p;

 

J. Nicolas to W. Crocker, 23 Jan. 1931, 1 p;

 

J. Nicolas to H. Gleason

 

26 Feb. 1934, 1 p;

 

3 Mar. 34, 1 p;

 

J. Nicolas to F. McCoy, 16 Oct. 1932, 1 p;

 

J. Nicolas to J. McFarland, 2 Jan. 1931, 2 pp;

 

W. A. Rose, 8 May 1907, 1 p;

 

J. Wickham, 8 May 1907, 1 p;

 

German letter, 22 Nov. 1898, 1 p.

Folder Folder 64

Two medals awarded to Schoener for his roses.

Folder Folder 65

(temp) Peter Schwoerer's Materials, Shoener Collected

 

Steinach: Birthplace of Schoener

 

Die Ortenau

 

Bades Chehermat

 

Art. By Schwoerer

Folder Folder 66

William Grant materials (acc 993-051) (U.C. Santa Cruz Arboretum)

 

Copies of articles from the Rose Annual 1930-1935 re. Schoener's roses.