A Guide to the Calvin N. Keeney Travel Diary, 1901
Referred to as the “father of the stringless bean,” Calvin N. Keeney, 1849-1930, was born in Le Roy, New York to Nicholas and Mary Keeney. He was partner with his father in the firm N. B. Keeney and Son, a farming company that primarily cropped seeds, peas, and beans. He is considered one of the chief seedsmen of the twentieth century and invented a number of bean varieties. He was married to Charlotte Freeman, with whom he had two daughters.
Dunton, Mike. “Calvin N. Keeney.” Accessed May 16, 2012. http://www.saveseeds.org/biography/keeney/index.html.
Gray, Vicki. “N. B. Keeney – Of Le Roy, NY.” Accessed May 16, 2012.http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nycleroy/Biographies/Bios%20K/BioKeeneyNB.htm.
A bound typescript diary with mounted photographs composes the Calvin N. Keeney Travel Diary, 1901, documenting a trip taken by New York residents Calvin Keeney, Frank Woodward, and Charles Stewart to scout out investment opportunities in the west, including California, Texas, and Mississippi.
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Calvin N. Keeney Travel Diary, 1901, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection was processed by Maria Soscia, May 2012.
This collection contains unprocessed materials.
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