George de Clyver Curtis (1872-1966) was a homesteader in Lakeside (later called Ramona), California and a beekeeper. He wrote
plays, poems, and books, including
Bees' ways (1948) and
Cats' tales and dogs' days (1955). The collection consists of Curtis' personal papers, diaries, photographs, correspondence, and a 1925 water color
Curtis was born in 1872 in Providence, Rhode Island and was brought up in New York City; graduated from Harvard, 1893; worked
at the Astor Library; became a rancher in Arizona in his twenties, and then a homesteader in Lakeside (later called Ramona),
California; became a beekeeper; wrote plays, poems, and books, including Bees' ways (1948) and Cats' tales and dogs' days (1955); he died in 1966.
2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
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