: Promotional sales leaflet produced for Ohio farmer and novelist Louis Bromfield's celebrated Malabar Farm in Lucas, Ohio. The 640-acre farm and collection of buildings and outbuildings went on the public market after Bromfield's death in 1956. Here, Malabar Farm is advertised for sale for a mortgage of $10,000 by the National Real Estate Clearing House of New York City. The Friends of the Land organization was eventually able to purchase the farm. The Friends of the Land Collection (1930-1960) contains the papers of the Friends of the Land (1940-1959), a prominent national soil conservation education organization headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. FOTL produced an international literary arts quarterly, THE LAND (edited by New Deal agriculture writer Russell Lord) in addition to several members' only publications (LAND LETTER) and informational pamphlets. They also hosted annual conferences; ran conservation tours, teacher training labs, and workshops; and operated as a national clearinghouse for conservation information. Ohio farmer and novelist Louis Bromfield was active in the organization. Much of the collection reflects the career and interests of FOTL Executive Secretary Ollie Fink, who was a prominent conservation education pioneer in Ohio. View on Ohio Memory.
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: Conservation education; Bromfield, Louis (1896-1956); Agriculture; Soil science; Malabar Farm Places
: Mansfield (Ohio); Richland County (Ohio)