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Female, born 1870-04-25

Associated with the firm network

Angier, Belle Sumner, Landscape Architect


High School/College

Graduate, Berkeley High School, Berkeley, CA.

Coursework, University of California, Berkeley (UCB), Berkeley, CA.

Coursework, University of Southern California (USC), Law School, Los Angeles, CA.



Advertising writer, 1899-1904.

Staff member, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, CA, 1900-1905.

Writer, Los Angeles Express, Los Angeles, CA, 1905.

Society Editor, Los Angeles Evening News, Los Angeles, CA, 1906.

Staff member, West Coast Magazine.

Principal, Belle Sumner Angier, Landscape Architect, Los Angeles, CA, c. 1906. According to her obituary: "Her first important book, 'The Garden Book of California,' was published in 1906. She then collaborated with her husband, also an author, in writing 20 volumes on west coast estates which were published between 1910 and 1928. She also wrote many books on the development of Southern California and for 10 years did special work as a botanist and herberial collector. Many private and public gardens were planned by Mrs. Burn who also helped promote establishment of many parks in Southern California, among them Sycamore Grove here. Her writing included character sketches, nature study, floriculture and arborculture. For many years she was special writer for the Los Angeles Times." (See "Prominent Writer Dies Here," Highland Park News-Herald, 07/16/1948.)


Her parents were Albert Warriner and Josephine A. (Summer) Angier. Albert Warriner Angier was a prominent Illinois newspaperman.

Her sister was Iva J. Angier, an attorney, who died in 1945.


She married Walter Lewis Burn, of Albany, NY, on 01/05/1907.

Biographical Notes

Member, Equal Suffrage League.

Member, Southern California Women's Press Club, Los Angeles, CA.

Member, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), Tierra Alta Chapter.

Member, San Diego Woman’s Club.

Associated Locations

PCAD id: 8072