Lee H. Watkins (1908-1972) served as an apicultural assistant for the
University of California, Davis from 1952-1964. The collection contains correspondence, research notes, and research papers
concerning early American beekeeping history. The collection also contains a series of correspondence and poetry from William
Everson and articles about and a painting by Henry Miller.
Member of a prominent California beekeeping family and a commercial beekeeper until 1941; president of the Alameda County
Beekeepers' Association (1949-1951), apiary inspector for Alameda County (1950-1951), and apicultural assistant for the
University of California, Davis, (1952-1964).
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permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission
for publication is given on behalf of the Regents of the University of California as the owner of the physical items. It is
not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
Collection is open for research.