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Inventory of the John S. Harbison Papers
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Series 1. Writings by Harbison 1857-1911

Physical Description: 19 folders

Scope and Content Note

Contains daybooks documenting Harbison's beekeeping activities as well as manuscripts of his book, The Beekeeper's Directory.
Arranged alphabetically by title.
Box 2:1

The Beekeeper's Directory, Advertisement and List of plates circa 1860

Box 2:2

The Beekeeper's Directory, Explanation of plates and Preface circa 1860

Box 2:3

The Beekeeper's Directory, p. 1-89 circa 1860

Box 2:4

The Beekeeper's Directory, p. 90-158 circa 1860

Box 2:5

The Beekeeper's Directory, p. 159-254 circa 1860

Box 2:6

The Beekeeper's Directory, p. 255-320 circa 1860

Box 2:7

The Beekeeper's Directory, p. 321-358 circa 1860

Box 3:1

The Beekeeper's Directory, p. 359-414 circa 1860

Box 3:2

The Beekeeper's Directory, p. 415-447 circa 1860

Box 3:3

The Beekeeper's Directory, p. 486-499 circa 1860

Box 3:4

The Beekeeper's Directory, p. 505-508; Index circa 1860

Box 1:1

Daybook 1857 June 12-1858 February 3

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 1:2

Daybook 1866 January 4-1866 December 3

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 1:3

Daybook 1876 April 20-1876 August 11

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 1:4

Daybook 1876 September 4-1876 October 31

Physical Description: 1 volume
Box 1:5

Instructions for care of bees while enroute to Japan undated

Box 1:6

Explanation of parts undated

Box 1:7

Notes of bee book titles? undated

Box 1:8

Outline Suggestion for an Aparian Experiment Station 1911 November 8

 

Series 2. Correspondence 1858-1920

Physical Description: 52 folders

Scope and Content Note

This series contains correspondence to and from Harbison's brothers, his patent representatives, and business partners.
Arranged in three subseries: Outgoing, Incoming, and Third Party.
 

Subseries 2.1 Outgoing 1865-1912

Physical Description: 12 folders

Scope and Content Note

Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.
Box 1:9

Benton, Frank 1912 September 16

Box 1:10

Clark, R.C. 1865 March 25

Box 1:11

Daly, John C. 1875 June 30

Box 1:12

Harbison, J.H. 1876 September 9

Box 1:13

Harbison, J.H. 1876 October 30

Box 1:14

Harbison, J.H. 1876 November 1

Box 1:15

Harbison, J.H. 1876 November 4

Box 1:16

Harbison, J.H.? 1876?

Box 1:17

Harbison, Mary H. 1876 September 26

Box 1:18

Harbison, Mary H. 1876 October 7

Box 1:19

Harbison, Mary H. 1876 October 21

Box 1:20

Munn & Co. 1875 September 29

 

Subseries 2.2 Incoming 1858-1885

Physical Description: 34 folders

Scope and Content Note

Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.
Box 1:21

Boston Journal of Commerce 1877 February 15

Box 1:22

Bowron, J. 1875 June 12

Box 1:23

Cave, D. 1875 June 24

Box 1:24

Central Pacific Railroad Company 1880 July 12

Box 1:25

Central Pacific Railroad Company 1880 August 6

Box 1:26

Clark, R.G. 1873 September 26

Box 1:27

Curtis, Willie J. 1875 June 11

Box 1:28

Daly, John C. 1875 June 9

Box 1:29

Dann, E. 1875 June 7

Box 1:30

Dewey & Co. 1872 August 23

Box 1:31

Dewey & Co. 1872 August 28

Box 1:32

Dewey & Co. 1872 September 19

Box 1:33

Garduer, Robert 1875 June 16

Box 1:34

Gaskill Bros. 1881 July 28

Box 1:35

Gerber & Lorenz 1875 June 3

Box 1:36

Harbison, Andrew 1875 December

Box 1:37

Harbison, W.C. 1876 August 10

Box 1:38

Harbison, W.C. 1876 September 14

Box 1:39

Hellman, Samuel 1875 June 17

Box 1:40

Lohman, Coghill, & Rountree 1875 December 15

Box 1:41

Nagura, Asam 1876 December 20

Box 1:42

Perrine, C.O. 1875 June 25

Box 1:43

Pleasants, J.E. 1884 December 20

Box 1:44

Pleasants, J.E. 1885 January 8

Box 1:45

Pleasants, J.E. 1885 January 13

Box 1:46

Pleasants, J.E. 1885 April 15

Box 1:47

Putnam, Seth H. and Dinwoody, Henry 1872 May 30

Box 1:48

Reed, Joe 1875 June 23

Box 1:49

Roberts, George H. 1875 June 26

Box 1:50

Scientific American 1875 June 15

Box 1:51

Scientific American 1875 September 6

Box 1:52

Scientific American undated

Box 1:53

Sweetser & Alsip 1875 June 9

Box 1:54

Umpleby, John H. 1875 June 18

Box 1:55

United States Patent Office 1858 February 16

Box 1:56

United States Patent Office 1876 November 1

Box 1:57

United States Patent Office 1876 November 8

 

Subseries 2.3 Third Party 1875-1920

Physical Description: 6 folders

Scope and Content Note

Letters that are to or between individuals other than Harbison. Arranged alphabetically by author
Box 1:58

National Gold Bank to Gentlemen 1876 September 9

Box 1:59

Phillips, E.F. to Mary Harbison 1920 March 4

Box 1:60

Scientific American to Andrew Harbison 1875 December 20

Box 1:61

United States Patent Office to Andrew Harbison 1875 November 18

Box 1:62

United States Patent Office to Andrew Harbison 1875 December 2

Box 1:63

United States Patent Office to Andrew Harbison 1875 December 17

 

Series 3. Legal and Financial Materials 1857-1892

Physical Description: 10 folders

Scope and Content Note

Contains deeds, patent grants, and receipts. Arranged alphabetically.
Box 1:64

Articles of agreement between Guy S. Hamilton, John S. Harbison, and S.M. Lincoln 1859 October 21

Box 1:65

Assignment of patent, A. Harbison to J. Harbison 1875 October 22

Box 1:66

Deed from United States General Land Office to Peter Nelson 1892 February 23

Box 1:67

Deed of J.S. Harbison to Odd Fellows Bank as mortgage 1870 September 17

Box 1:68

Deed of real estate from S.M. Lincoln to John S. Harbison 1859 October 21

Box 1:69

Deed of real estate from V.N. Leonard to John S. Harbison 1858 January 29

Box 1:70

Deed of trust from J.S. Harbison to C.H. Swift and William P. Coleman 1868 August 28

Box 1:71

Deed or farm right of Kidder hive from S.H. Putnam to J.S. Harbison 1879 May 26

Box 3:5

Grant of letters patent to Harbison for improvement in grated entrances to bee hives 1876 January 11

Box 1:72

Receipts 1857-1880

Physical Description: 9 receipts

Scope and Content Note

Contains receipts, mostly for freight shipped via the railroad.
 

Series 4. Works by Others circa 1860

Physical Description: 3 folders

Scope and Content Note

Contains writings by individuals other than Harbison. Arranged alphabetically by author.
Box 3:6

Cleveland, Daniel. Bee pasturage plants of San Diego County, California undated

Box 3:7

Sherman, E.A. Wax, Transportation of bees, Untitled manuscript. undated

Box 3:8

Wheeler, O.C. Introductory Essay to Harbison's Beekeeper's Directory circa 1860

 

Series 5. Ephemera 1859-1877

Physical Description: 10 folders
Box 1:73

Advertisement about centennial diploma reproductions by Theo Leonhardt & Sons 1877 October 20

Box D Folio 6

Article about Harbison in Boston Journal of Commerce 1876 December 16

Box D Folio 6

Article about Harbison in San Diego News, extra edition undated

Box 1:74

Certificate to Harbison from the California State Agricultural Society 1859 December 19

Box 1:75

Clipping: The Uses of Honey undated

Box 1:76

Description of Charles Foulk improvement in bee hives 1874 June 19?

Box 1:77

Description of John Harbison improvement in grated entrance to bee hives 1876 January 11

Box 1:78

Flyer from Thurber & Co. announcing partnership with Harbison 1877?

Box 1:79

Flyer from Thurber & Co. announcing produce prices 1877?

Box 1:80

Fragment from United States Government circular regarding patents undated

Box 1:81

Harbison & Dowling labels for honey comb cases, (in pieces) undated

 

Series 6. Photographic Materials circa 1905-1919

Physical Description: 10 folders

Scope and Content Note

Contains prints and lantern slides of Harbison and his apiary.
Box 1:82

Harbison and one of his hives circa 1905

Physical Description: 1 lantern slide
Box 1:83

Harbison apiary, San Diego County 1919

Physical Description: 9 prints
Box 1:84

Harbison examining one of his colonies circa 1905

Physical Description: 1 lantern slide
Box 1:85

Harbison, John [poor quality copy photograph] undated

Physical Description: 1 print
Box 1:86

Harbison, John undated

Physical Description: 1 print
Box 1:87

Harbison section of comb honey undated

Physical Description: 1 print
Box 1:88

Harbison's Sweetwater apiary circa 1905

Physical Description: 1 lantern slide
Box 1:89

Harbison's two pound honey sections circa 1905

Physical Description: 1 lantern slide
Box 1:90

Hive at Harbison's apiary, San Diego County 1919

Physical Description: 1 print
Box 1:91

Hives at Harbison's apiary, San Diego County 1919

Physical Description: 1 print