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INVENTORY OF THE FORREST A. PLANT, SR. PAPERS,1907-1932, (bulk 1916-1923)
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Description
Forrest A. Plant, Sr. (1889-1933) was a member of a pioneering Davisville (later Davis), California family. Plant was admitted to the California Bar in 1913 and then established a private law practice in Davisville. He played a major role in community development by preparing the Articles of Incorporation for the City of Davis in 1917. As City Clerk and City Attorney, Plant drew up the first ordinances implementing the new local government, and he continued to serve Davis in these two capacities until 1932 when he was elected Superior Court Judge of Yolo County. The Forrest A. Plant, Sr. Papers span the years 1907 to 1932, but the bulk dates from 1916 to 1923. The papers mainly relate to Plant's Davis legal practice and his work settling the estates of eight citizens of Solano, Yolo, and Sacramento counties in the Superior Courts of those California counties. The majority of the papers are correspondence and legal and financial documents.
Background
Forrest A. Plant, Sr. (1889-1933) was a member of a pioneering Davisville (later Davis), California family. His grandfather was Louis Jefferson Plant (1835-1898), and his father was Albert June Plant (1859-1911). L.J. Plant came from Alabama to settle in Davisville and is thought to have worked at the Davisville depot after it was established in 1868. He married Sarah Elizabeth Lanham (1835-1929). The couple had five children. Their only son was Albert June. A.J. Plant attended school in Sacramento and business college in San Francisco. In 1886, he returned to Davisville to become a bookkeeper for Liggett and Drummond's General Store. Circa 1905, he founded the Plant Grain and Warehouse business. He was secretary of both the first Davisville Chamber of Commerce and the local committee that promoted Davisville as the site for the University State Farm. He served as a Justice of the Peace in Davisville from 1907 to 1908. A.J. Plant married Mary Ellen Borchers in 1888. They had four children including their eldest son Forrest Albert.
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0.40 linear feet in 1 document case
Restrictions
Copyright is protected by the copyright law, chapter 17 of the U.S. Code. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
Availability
Collection is open for research under regular Reading Room rules and copyright restrictions.