US TxAM-C 1245
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A. D. Mebane Collection
- 1902-1952 (Creation)
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Mebane was a Texas cotton breeder from Lockhart who developed a new form of stormproof cotton in 1897, which was named Mebane Triumph Cotton. Mebane started collecting cultivator seeds from around the United States in 1873.
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The collection contains various publications about Mebane's cotton, including pamphlets, and newspaper and magazine articles. There are many correspondences to A. D. Mebane complimenting and ordering his cottonseed. Because of the involvement with the Texas Cotton Breeders Association, the collection includes speeches given at the Association meetings.
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Finding Aid Authors: Jenny Reibenspies.
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