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Harbison, John S. (1826-1912). Papers.

Collection Number: D-080

1.3 linear feet
One of the first beekeepers to import bees into California and inventor of innovative beehives and new methods of rearing queen bees; author of An improved system of propagating the honey bee (1860) and The beekeepers' directory (1861).
Daybooks documenting Harbison's beekeeping activities; correspondence to and from his brothers, his patent representatives, and business partners; and deeds, business receipts and patent grants.
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Finding Aid on the Online Archive of California (http://findaid.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/kt7f59r97g)
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