Patricia Ortlieb collection on Eliza L. Tibbets
Owning Institution: UC Riverside, Library, Special Collections and University Archives
About this CollectionPhotographs and documents on the life of Eliza L. Tibbets and her descendants, compiled by author Patricia Ortlieb, who is Tibbets' great-great-granddaughter. Photographs, including ambrotypes and tintypes, depict members of the Tibbets, Lovell, Summons, and Olmsted families throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Tibbets (1823-1898), a horticulturist, spiritualist, abolitionist, suffragist, and early settler in Riverside, is most widely known for her role in introducing the Washington navel orange in California. Ortlieb is the co-author of "Creating an Orange Utopia: Eliza Lovell Tibbets and the Birth of California's Citrus Industry" (Swedenborg Foundation Press, 2011).
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