Lue Gim Gong collection

Citation
Lue Gim Gong collection

Material Information

Title:
Lue Gim Gong collection
Creator:
Lue, Gim Gong, 1859 or 9-1925
Language:
English
Physical Description:
0.42 : (1.00 box) ;

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Citrus -- Florida -- De Land -- History ( lcsh )
Fruit growers -- Florida -- De Land ( lcsh )
Horticulture -- Florida -- De Land ( lcsh )

Notes

Scope and Content:
The collection primarily consists of photographs of Lue Gim Gong with the Burlingame family, the citrus grove in DeLand, and the many visitors who came to the family home. Also includes newspaper clippings, legal papers, and a Bible study journal.
Preferred Citation:
Lue Gim Gong Collection, Special Collections Department,Tampa Library, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.
Acquisition:
Mickler's Floridana
Biographical:
Lue (pronounced [i]Loo-ee[/i]) Gim Gong grew up in the southern Chinese village of Lung On, where he first began experimenting with horticulture as a child. In 1872, at the age of twelve, he came to the United States, where Lue found work in shoe factories, first in San Francisco, and then in North Adams, Massachusetts. His Christian tutor, Fanny Burlingame, took an interest in his gardening skills and became his sponsor, eventually taking Lou into her family's home. When Lou became ill with tuberculosis, Fanny suggested he relocate to her family's citrus groves in DeLand, Florida. In 1887, with the help of Fanny, Lou became a United States citizen. Lou developed both an orange and a grapefruit variety that could withstand freezes and were more flavorful than previous varieties. Lou gained much respect and admiration from the horticulture community, receiving the Silver Wilder Medal from the American Pomological Society in 1911. On June 3, 1925, the "Father of Florida's Citrus Industry" died in DeLand, FL.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of South Florida Library
Holding Location:
University of South Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
G06 ( USFLDC CID )
u29.158-g06-ead ( USFLDC Handle )

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Mixed Material

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LIB122
Tampa, FL, 33620-5400
URL: http://www.lib.usf.edu/
Email: rbernard@usf.edu
Phone: 813-974-1622
Fax: 813-396-9006
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Guide to the Lue Gim Gong collection
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LIB122
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URL: http://www.lib.usf.edu/
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Phone: 813-974-1622
Fax: 813-396-9006
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Other Information:
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Additional information may be found at http://usfldc:U29-00158-G06
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altrender Biographical Information 545$a Biographical Information:
Lue (pronounced emph render italic Loo-ee) Gim Gong grew up in the southern Chinese village of Lung On, where he first began experimenting with horticulture as a child. In 1872, at the age of twelve, he came to the United States, where Lue found work in shoe factories, first in San Francisco, and then in North Adams, Massachusetts. His Christian tutor, Fanny Burlingame, took an interest in his gardening skills and became his sponsor, eventually taking Lou into her family's home. When Lou became ill with tuberculosis, Fanny suggested he relocate to her family's citrus groves in DeLand, Florida. In 1887, with the help of Fanny, Lou became a United States citizen.
Lou developed both an orange and a grapefruit variety that could withstand freezes and were more flavorful than previous varieties. Lou gained much respect and admiration from the horticulture community, receiving the Silver Wilder Medal from the American Pomological Society in 1911. On June 3, 1925, the "Father of Florida's Citrus Industry" died in DeLand, FL.
Administrative History 545$b Administrative History:
Lue Gim Gong, born in China ca. 1858 or 1859, came to the United States in 1872. After residing in North Adams, Massachusetts for some years, he moved to Florida in 1886, where he resided with close friend and tutor Frances (Fannie) Burlingame, whose family owned citrus groves in Volusia County. The son of a farmer, Lue learned pollination techniques from his mother. As a horticulturalist in Florida, he originated several varieties of grapefruit and oranges and became known as the "Citrus Wizard" and the "Luther Burbank of Florida." He died in DeLand, Florida in 1925.
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Access Terms
This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Topical Term:
subject 650 lcsh Citrus -- Florida -- De Land -- History
Fruit growers -- Florida -- De Land
Horticulture -- Florida -- De Land
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Administrative Information
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Acquisition Information:
acquistion
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Processing Information:
Complete
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Conditions Governing Use:
None. The contents of this collection may be subject to copyright. Visit the United States Copyright Office's website at extref linktype simple show embed actuate onrequest href http:www.copyright.gov%C2%A0 http://www.copyright.gov/for more information.
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Preferred Citation:
Lue Gim Gong Collection, Special Collections Department,Tampa Library, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.
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Arrangement of Materials:
Organized by subject.
scopecontent
Scope and Contents
The collection primarily consists of photographs of Lue Gim Gong with the Burlingame family, the citrus grove in DeLand, and the many visitors who came to the family home. Also includes newspaper clippings, legal papers, and a Bible study journal.
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Detailed List of Contents
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Folder 1
Bible study journal - approx. 300 pages, consisting primarily of Bible excerpts in Lue Gim Gong's hand.
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Biographical Material
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Correspondence
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4
Legal Papers
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Mickler's Floridiana - Notes on the collection
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6
Newspapers - Citrus Industry Section, 1/9/1931
Scope and Contents
Article "Leu Gim Gong, Philosopher and Scientist" by Earl Brown. [Photocopy also in Folder 2]
id67486
1
7
Newspapers - New York American, 8/8/1909
id67487
1
8
Newspapers - San Min Morning Paper [Chicago, IL], 8/14/1933
Scope and Contents
In Chinese.
id67488
1
9
Photographs - China
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1
10
Photographs - Florida Scenes, etc.
id67490
1
11
Photographs - House and Grounds
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1
12
Photographs - Lue Gim Gong [alone]
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1
13
Photographs - Lue Gim Gong [early, 1880's & 1890's]
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1
14
Photographs - Lue Gim Gong and Groups [mostly unidentified groups of visitors]
id67494
1
15
Photographs - Lue Gim Gong and Groups in Grove [mostly unidentified groups of visitors in Lue Gim Gong's citrus grove]
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1
16
Photographs - Lue Gim Gong and Horses [mostly taken near house or in citrus grove]
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1
17
Photographs - Miscellaneous, Non-Florida
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1
18
Photographs - People [Identified]
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1
19
Photographs - People [Unidentified]
id67499
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20
Photographs - People - Marcellus Family
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Photographs - Pets [Dogs and cats]


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1988
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Lue (pronounced [i]Loo-ee[/i]) Gim Gong grew up in the southern Chinese village of Lung On, where he first began experimenting with horticulture as a child. In 1872, at the age of twelve, he came to the United States, where Lue found work in shoe factories, first in San Francisco, and then in North Adams, Massachusetts. His Christian tutor, Fanny Burlingame, took an interest in his gardening skills and became his sponsor, eventually taking Lou into her family's home. When Lou became ill with tuberculosis, Fanny suggested he relocate to her family's citrus groves in DeLand, Florida. In 1887, with the help of Fanny, Lou became a United States citizen. Lou developed both an orange and a grapefruit variety that could withstand freezes and were more flavorful than previous varieties. Lou gained much respect and admiration from the horticulture community, receiving the Silver Wilder Medal from the American Pomological Society in 1911. On June 3, 1925, the "Father of Florida's Citrus Industry" died in DeLand, FL.
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Fruit growers -- Florida -- De Land
Horticulture -- Florida -- De Land
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