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ex J(ohn). M(ackay). Elliott (1844-1929 *; ). Utility and Sentiment Applied to Avocado. Page 31 in December 1917 number of The California Citrograph.
bound with III:1 (November 1917) – III:12 (October 1918) issues
University of California copy, digitized April 21, 2015

A kind of memorial to the author's nephew, the late Mr. Habersham of Hollywood, who introduced Elliott to the tree.

The same number includes several articles on or around the occasion of the California Avocado Convention, including Avocado Men Discuss Their Problems (28).

2 October 2016
tags: J. M. Elliott; apropos of nothing; avocado; Los Angeles; Mr. Wright's allegory