L. L. (Lorenzo Lorraine) Langstroth papers, 1852-1895

Mss.B.L265

Date: 1852-1895 | Size: 1 Linear feet, ca. 300 items

Abstract

Principally on bees and bee-keeping, especially correspondence and official documentation relating to Langstroth's efforts to win legal recognition of his invention of the movable-frame beehive. There are also fragments of an autobiography, newspaper clippings and pamphlets. Correspondents include editors of bee journals, and manufacturers and suppliers of materials for apiaries, as well as other apiarists. Some items of personal correspondence are also included in the collection.

Background note

Lorenzo Lorraine Langstroth (25 December 1810-6 October 1895) was a clergyman, teacher, and apiarist. He was born in Philadelphia, and graduated from Yale University in 1831. He was a Congregational pastor in Massachusetts, during which time he married Anne Tucker (1812-1873) and with whom he had three children. In 1848 he returned to Philadelphia to become the principal for a school for young women, when he also entered his avocation for bee-keeping.

In working with various kinds of bee hives, including a movable-frame hive that had been invented by Francis Huber in Switzerland, Langstroth was the first to formulate a different moveable-frame hive that better utilized the "bee space" partly by implementing a top-opening hive. (The "bee space" is a bee-sized gap left between the combs and the hive cover, large enough for bee movement but too small for the bees to create a new comb there.) With his new design, the cover board could be opened without unduly disturbing the bees. It also allowed the apiarist to remove individual combs and to easily examine the condition of the hive to implement corrective measures should they be needed. The construction further allowed for the removal of honey without disturbing the comb, which then allowed the bees re-use of the comb.

Working with cabinetmaker Henry Bourquin in Philadelphia, Langstroth created a complete hive with all-moveable frames, for which he receved a patent on 5 October 1852. Bourquin continued to manufacture these hives for a number of years, which Langstroth sold to other apiarists. However, the design was soon copied and entered even more widespread use, and for years Langstroth unsuccessfully sought to defend these infringements on his patent.

In 1858, Langstroth moved to a ten-acre homesite in Oxford, Ohio, where he took up bee-keeping full time. "Langstroth Cottage" is today a National Historic Landmark, a part of Miami University. Here with his son, James, he sold bees and apiary equipment.

Langstroth also was the author of several books on bee-keeping. During his career he kept in correspondence with numerous publishers of bee-keeping journals as well as other apiary suppliers.

L. L. Langstroth died while about to deliver a sermon in the Wayne Avenue Presbyterian Church, in Dayton, Ohio.

Scope and content

Among the correspondents this collection are represented:

H. Alley, publisher of "American Apiculturalist". Charles Dadant, of Chas. Dadant & Son, apiary suppliers. James Heddon, apiary supplier and publisher of "Bee-Keeper's Quarterly". John Hewitt, of John Hewitt & Co., an apiary supplier in Sheffield, England. Seth Hoagland, of S. Hoagland, apiary supplier. D. A. Jones, of D. A. Jones Ltd., apiary supplier in Ontario. Charles F. Muth, of Chas. F. Muth, apiary supplier and president of the Ohio State Bee-Keepers' Association. Thomas G. Newman, of Thos. G. Newman & Son, apiary suppliers and publisher of the "American Bee Journal". A. I. Root, of A. I. Root, apiary supplier and publisher of "Gleanings in Bee Culture". Samuel Wagner, publisher of the "American Bee Journal". George W. York, of George W. York & Co., apiary suppliers and publisher of the "American Bee Journal".

Digital objects note

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Collection Information

Provenance

Presented by Anna L. Cowan, granddaughter of L. L. Langstroth, through Dr. Jacob Schramm. Accessioned May 1954.

Processing information

Processed by Earle E. Spamer, September 2011.

Separated material

Accompanying this collection are a number of pamphlets, clippings, and a "Scrap Book" containing principally 19th century newspaper and magazine clippings about bee-keeping including items by and about L. L. Langstroth. While most if not all of the clippings to 1895 may have been collected by L. L. Langstroth himself, there is no record in this scrapbook to that effect. At least one 20th century clipping indicates that the scrapbook was added to. This collection is segregated into the APS's holdings of printed-materials, where individual items are separately cataloged. Each must be requested separately through the printed-materials catalog. To see the complete listing, search the printed materials catalog for Call no. 638.14 L26p).

Indexing Terms


Genre(s)

  • Autobiographies.
  • Clippings.

Occupation(s)

  • Beekeepers.

Subject(s)

  • Bees.

Collection overview

1854-1895 

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1852-1888 

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1871-1873 

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Detailed Inventory

Series I. Correspondence
1854-1895 

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Alley, H.
1892 June 241 p.
Alley, H.
1892 August 13 p.
Alley, H.
1892 August 41 p.
Alley, H.
[189-] August 11 item

Mailing envelope only. Annotations on envelope: "Alley--Aug 1--reply" and "About 'Punic' Bees".

Baldridge, M. M.
1863 November 211 p.

Includes 10 p. of copied "important documents" regarding the Otis affair. Copies of correspondence of Martin Metcalf with H. H. Manchester, and of Charles Alexander to Baldridge.

Baldridge, M. M.
1888 January 254 p.
Baldridge, M. M.
1888 March 92 p.

"Confidential."

Baldridge, M. M.
1888 March 16 
Baldridge, M. M. [to Cowan, A. L. (Mrs.)]
1894 February 64 p.
Baldridge, M. M.
1895 August 14 p.
Baldridge, M. M.
1895 October 39 p.
Coffin, Charles P.
1889 August 154 p.
Cook, A. J. [Langstroth to]
1892 July 301 p.
Cook, A. J.
1895 August 222 p.
Cowan, Anna L. [to Baldridge, M. M.]
1894 February 152 p.

"Copy of letter sent."

Cowan, Anna L. [to Charles Dadant & Son]
1887 July 234 p.

[Copy 1.] Annotation on envelope: "About Pub. Book".

Cowan, Anna L. [to Charles Dadant & Son]
1887 July 233 p.

[Copy 2, with postscript.] Annotation on letter (Cowan?): "Please preserve this letter, as we have kept an exact cpy ourselves. We do not wish to use it, legally, but simply keep it for our own satisfaction."

Cowan, H. C. [to Charles Dadant & Son]
1887 July 274 p.

Letter written and signed by A. L. Cowan; "Dictated by H. C. Cowan."

Cowan, Thomas William
1892 July 121 p.
Dadant, Charles
1872 January 
Dadant, Charles [to Cowan, A. L. (Mrs.)]
1887 July 183 p.
[Dadant, Charles] [to "Mr. Cowan"?]
1887 August 12 p.

"Our reasons for mistrusting Lippincott."

Dadant, Charles [to Cowan, A. L. (Mrs.)]
1887 August 14 p.
Dadant, Charles
1887 September 304 p.
Dadant, Charles [Langstroth to]
1887 October 53 p.

Letter written on verso of printed forms that acknowledge contributions and solicit additional funds toward construction of new building for the Young Men's Christian Association, Dayton, Ohio.

Dadant, Charles
1887 October 242 p.

Annotation on envelope: "About an annutity from Dadant[']s".

Dadant, Charles
1887 November 32 p.
Dadant, Charles [Langstroth to]
1887 November 81 p.

"Extract of my letter to Dadant & Son"; re annuity.

Dadant, Charles
1887 December 29, undated2 p.

Letter is noted, "Copy". Verso is undated reply from Ch[arles]. D[adant] headed, "Confidential"; re editorial changes to book.

Dadant, Charles
1888 January 272 p.
Dadant, Charles
1888 May 22 p.

Re: Heddon.

Dadant, Charles [Langstroth to]
1888 May 82 p.

Re: Heddon.

Dadant, Charles
1891 March 28, undated2 p.
Dadant, Charles
1892 April 181 p.
Dadant, Charles
1892 July 141 p.
Dadant, Charles [Langstroth to]
1892 August 1 

Includes brief undated reply from "D&S" on recto.

Dadant, Charles
1892 August 12 p.
Dadant, Charles
1895 August 81 p.
Fisher, S. S.
1872 February 65 p.

Communicates to Langstroth a handwritten copy of "a communication to the Bee Journal": "Honor to whom honor is due", by Ch[arles]. Dadant, January 1872.

Gallup, E.
[1893?] April 74 p.
Grinnell, James S. [to Mrs. Langstroth]
1872 September 64 p.
Heddon, James
1888 May 71 item

Postcard.

Heddon, James
1888 May 141 item

Postcard.

Heddon, James
[1888?] May 217 p.
Heddon, James [Langstroth to]
1892 May 261 p.

Letter marked, "Copy 3"; on verso, "Heddon--Copy".

Heddon, James
1892 May 304 p.
Heddon, James
[1885 May?]3 p.

Three leaves; two headed "P.S.", one headed "P.S. 2", all with one envelope postmarked 1888 May 21.

Heddon, James
1888 May-June, undated11 p.

Several letters sent in one envelope (?), postmark 1888 June 30. Letters: 1888 May 28 (4 p.), 1888 June 4 (2 p.), 1888 June 7 (1 p.), 1888 June 30 (2 pp.), all on letterhead of "R. Heddon & Son's Real Estate Exchange". Also letter (fragment, last 2 p. only), date undetermined, on letterhead of "Office of James Hedden", apiary supply dealer.

Heddon, James
1892 July 55 p.
Heddon, James
1892 August 43 p.
Heddon, James
1895 August 85 p.
Heddon, James
undated3 leaves.

Folder contains three sheets of blank "Short-hand Dictation" letterhead of James Heddon, apiarian supplies.

Hewitt, John
1892 July 291 item

Postcard from dealer in Sheffield, England.

Hoagland, Seth
1872 September 232 p.
Hoagland, Seth
1873 April 52 p.
Jones, D. A.
1888 March 264 p.
Kanden, C.
1864 February 103 p.

Letter in French to "Cher Monsieur"; addressed from France.

King, H. A. [American Bee Journal to]
1871 November 73 p.

Returns the enclosed manuscript (2 p.), titled, "Supplement to the Bee-Keepers' Journal. Important Testimony! The oath of August, Baron von Berlepsch".

Kleine, G. [to "Most honored Madam"]
1866 September 31 p.

"Translation from German by J. N. Langstroth". Addressed from Lüethorst [Germany].

Langstroth, A[nne]. T[ucker]. [L. L. Langstroth to]
1854 February 177 p.

Letter to "Mrs. A. T. Langstroth", Philadelphia, dated in New Orleans.

[Langstroth, L. L.] [to "My dear Madam"]
undated1 p.

Draft.

[Langstroth, L. L.] [to undetermined]
undated4 p.

Draft of letter. Written on three black sheets of printed tract; tract from George S. Wagner, Washington, D.C., "(Confidential.)", a prospectus for private sale of shares in "The American Bee Journal"; blind date printed on tract, "187_".

[Langstroth, L. L.] [to undetermined]
undated1 p.

Page 2 only.

Malin, W. G.
1864 September 244 p.

Letter apparently incomplete, 4 pages only.

Mann, A. M.
1871 March 274 p.

Addressed from London. "Private".

Munn, William Augustus [Langstroth to]
1863 October 83 p.

Certified Copy of Letter from L. L. Langstroth to Col. W. A. Munn"; certified by James Crawford, Justice of the Peace, Oxford Township, Butler Co., Ohio., for Col. W. A. Munn of London. Letter 1 p.

Munn, William Augustus
1863 March 92 p.

Letter with illustration affixed.

Munn, William Augustus
1863 November 94 p.

Letter folded and addressed, with postmarks. Letter has no salutation and begins in mid-sentence, indicating that a loose leaf is now absent.

[Multiple letters]
1895 August 6, undated 

Copies of letters from Langstroth; written on a single folded leaf:

Baldridge, M. M. [Langstroth to] 1895 August 6

Cowan, T. W. [Langstroth to] >1888; 1895

Muth, Charles F.
1885 November 202 p.
Muth, Charles F.
1892 May 171 p.

Accompanied by tract: "Ohio State Bee-Keepers' Association. The Spring Management of Bees, The Marketing of Honey, etc. By Chas. F. Muth." (text of "President's Address"), 7 p.

Muth, Charles F.
1892 August 42 p.
Muth, Charles F.
1892 August 111 p.
Muth, Charles F.
1892 August 111 item

Postcard; follows up letter of same date.

Newman, Thomas G.
1888 February 13; 1888 March 104 p.

Two pieces of corrspondence, with extended comments on verso, by Langstroth, which could be drafts for correspondence or manuscript for comments to be published in a journal.

Newman, Thomas G.
1888 July 141 p.
Newman, Thomas G.
1892 May 252 p.

Notation from Newman on verso: "I enclose Proofs".

Robinson, C. G. [Langstroth to]
1881 March 92 p.
Root, A. I. [Langstroth to]
1872 January 42 p.

First two pages of letter only are present.

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Root, A. I. [Langstroth to]
1888 May 244 p.
Root, A. I. [Langstroth to]
1888 May 234 p.

Langstroth's text is complete, but torn second leaf shows that some additional text is now absent.

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Root, A. I. [Langstroth to]
1888 May 284 p.

Headed, "Private and Confidential." Rubber stamp on first page: "Answered, May 29 1888 Flo. F."

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Root, A. I.
1888 May 292 p.
Root, A. I.
1888 July 101 p.
Root, A. I. [Langstroth to]
undated1 p.
Root, A. I. [Langstroth to]
undated8 p.
Root, A. I. [firm]
1892 May 253 p.

"Dictated by J. T. Calvert." Includes invoice for 6 copies of "Old Unrevised Langstroth". Envelope includes notation about honey and butter purchase, and two quotations from Bible pertaining to honey and to butter.

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Root, Ernest R.
1888 May 29, undated1 p.
Root, Ernest R. [Langstroth to]
undated1 p.

"Copy of letter of July 9th to Ernest Root." On verso of sheet is page 2 of another letter to an undetermined recipient; and either a postscript to this letter or the beginning of another letter dated 1888 July 9, recipient not indicated.

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Root, Ernest R.
1892 August 11 p.
Root, Ernest R.
1895 July 231 p.
Root, Ernest R.
undated2 p.

Page 2 of Root letter only. Verso contains edited portion of a letter by Langstroth.

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Smith, Addison M.
1871 March 167 p.
U.S. Weather Bureau [Langstroth to]
1895 August 301 p.
[Unsigned]
1871 December 214 p.
Wagner, Samuel [Langstroth to]
1870 January 203 p.
Wagner, Samuel [Langstroth to]
1871 February 139 p.
Wagner, Samuel [Langstroth to]
1871 April 275 p.
Wagner, Samuel [Langstroth to]
1871 June 166 p.
Wagner, Samuel [to Fisher and Co.]
1871 October 103 p.
Wagner, Samuel [Langstroth to]
1871 December 194 p.
Whitney, E.
1871 March 224 p.

Annotation on last page: "Read this carefully--and return it when you next writ to us".

Whiting, Thomas
1863 September 144 p.

Sender in Sheffield, Yorkshire.

Wiley, H. W.
1892 August 21 p.

"Copy of Wiley's letter to LLL". Variant 1.

Wiley, H. W.
1892 August 21 p.

"Copy of Wiley's letter to L.L.L." Variant 2.

Wiley, H. W. [Langstroth to]
1892 August 62 p.
Wiley, H. W. [Langstroth to]
1892 August 221 p.
[York, George W.]
1892 May2 items

Unmarked galleys: (1) "Introductory Remarks.", signed, "George W. York & Co." (2) "Important Notice.", signed, "Thomas G. Newman." Regarding the sale of "The American Bee Journal" to George W. York and Co.

York, George W.
1892 June 151 p.
York, George W.
1892 June 301 p.
York, George W.
1892 July 271 p.
York, George W.
1892 August 81 p.
York, George W.
1892 September 211 p.
York, George W.
1893 July 131 p.
York, George W.
1893 September 51 p.
York, George W.
1893 October 232 p.
York, George W.
1894 March 241 p.
York, George W.
1894 September 221 p.
York, George W.
1895 January 91 p.
York, George W.
1895 August 22 p.
York, George W.
189-1 p.

Page 2 only.

Series II. Legal Papers (excluding Court Documents)
1852-1888 

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Contract. Charles Dadant & C.P. Dadant with L.L. Langstroth
undated1 p.

Regarding revision and enlargement of Langstroth's "A Practical Treatise on the Hive and Honey Bee".

Contract. L.L. Langstroth with Charles Dadant and C.P. Dadant
1888 January 272 p.

Reassignment of copyright to Langstroth's "A Practical Treatise on the Hive and Honey-Bee".

Memorandum of Agreement. [and] Assignment. (O'Connor, Elizabeth)
1872 April 5, 1872 June 204 p.

Regarding reapportionment of share in O'Connor's patent on Improvements in Bee Hives.

Patent
1852 October 5 [1860 July 18]18 leaves.

True Copy of Patent issued to L. L. Langstroth, 5 October 1852, No. 9300, "Improvement in bee-hives". Copy, with Patent Office seal, dated 18 July 1860. Includes minor annotations, presumably as the result of legal investigations; this copy also has the notation, "Exhibit C." with a clerk's(?) signature. SEE ALSO OVERSIZE FILE FOR ACCOMPANYING DRAWING.

Patent. Caveat
1868 March 288 p.

Transcription. "To the Commissioner of Patents &c Page 16 -- on the mode of constructing Bee Hives".

Patent Notice
undated28 p.

Transcription of the text of Langstroth's patent for Improvement in Bee-Hives.

Power of Attorney. L.L. Langstroth to R. C. Otis
18712 p.
"To the Commissioner of Patents". Langstroth, Anne T.
1866 July 2510 p.

On behalf of her husband, L. L. Langstroth, whose health "precludes the possibility of his making the necessary statement with regard to the pecuniary profit he has derived from the patent and the means he has used to publish his invention . . . ."

Series III. Legal Papers. Court Documents and Papers
1871-1873 

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Kidder v. Langstroth & Otis
no date4 p.

U.S. Circuit Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin. Kimball P. Kidder v. Lorenzo L. Langstrtoh and Roswell C. Otis. Notice of Special Matter.

Otis v. Hamlin
1871 February 1112 p.

U.S. Circuit Court, Middle District of Tennessee. Roswell C. Otis v. J. B. Hamlin. Bill in Equity.

Otis v. King
1871 February 814 p.

U.S. Circuit Court, Southern District of Ohio. Roswell C. Otis v. Homer A. King. Bill in Equity.

Otis v. King
1871 May 137 p.

U.S. Circuit Court, Southern District of Ohio. The Answer of Homer A. King, Defendant, to the bill of complaint of Roswell C. Otis, Complainant.

Otis v. King
1871 August 192 p.

U.S. Circuit Court, Southern District of Ohio. Roswell c. Otis v. Homer A. King. Notice of Examination.

Otis v. King
1871 August 2313 p.

U.S. Circuit Court, Southern District of Ohio. Roswell C. Otis v. Homer A. King. Testimony of Jacob Lowmaster, T. S. Walker, A. J. Flaherty, J. S. Zook, and John McBride.

Otis v. King
1871 November 23 p.

U.S. Circuit Court, Southern District of Ohio. Roswell C. Otis v. Homer A. King. In Chancery. Stipulation as to Printed Matter.

Otis v. King
1871 November 42 p.

U.S. Circuit Court, Southern District of Ohio. Roswell C. Otis v. Homer A. King. Notice of Examination.

Otis v. King
1871 November 162 p.

U.S. Circuit Court, Southern District of Ohio. Roswell C. Otis v. Homer A. King. Notice of Examination.

Otis v. King
1872 January 242 p.

U.S. Circuit Court, Southern Ditrict of Ohio. Roswell C. Otis v. Homer A. King. Notice of Examination.

Otis v. King
1872 February 21, 274 p.

L. L. Langstroth correspondence with solicitors Fisher & Fisher.

Otis v. King
1872 February 242 p.

L. L. Langstroth correspondence with solicitors Fisher & Fisher.

Otis v. King
1872 March 616 p.

U.S. Circuit Court, Southern District of Ohio. Roswell C. Otis v. Homer A. King. Second Amended Answer of Homer A. King, Defendant, to the Bill of Complaint of Roswell C. Otis, Complainant.

Otis v. King
1872 March 292 p.

U.S. Circuit Court, Southern District of Ohio. Roswell C. Otis v. Homer A. King. [Notice of examination.]

Otis v. King
1872 March 292 p.

U.S. Circuit Court, Southern District of Ohio. Roswell C. Otis v. Homer A. King. [Notice of examination.]

Otis v. King
1782 March 293 p.

Correspondence, R. C. Otis to solicitors Fisher & Fisher.

Otis v. King
1872 April 12 p.

U.S. Circuit Court, Southern District of Ohio. Roswell C. Otis v. Homer A. King. Notice of Examination.

Otis v. King
1872 April 112 p.

U.S. Circuit Court, Southern District of Ohio. Roswell C. Otis v. Homer A. King. "Agreed Amendment to 2[nd] Amended Ans[wer]."

Otis v. King
1872 April 252 p.

U.S. Circuit Court, Southern District of Ohio. Roswell C. Otis v. Homer A. King. Notice of Examination.

Otis v. King
1872 April 262 p.

U.S. Circuit Court, Southern District of Ohio. Roswell C. Otis v. Homer A. King. Notice of Examination.

Otis v. King
1872 April 302 p.

U.S. Circuit Court, Southern District of Ohio. Roswell C. Otis v. Homer A. King. Notice of Examination.

Otis v. King
1872 May 42 p.

U.S. Circuit Court, Southern District of Ohio. Roswell C. Otis v. Homer A. King. Notice of Examination.

Otis v. King
1872 May 82 p.

U.S. Circuit Court, Southern District of Ohio. Roswell C. Otis v. Homer A. King. Notice of Examination.

Otis v. King
187220 p.

U.S. Circuit Court, Southern District of Ohio. Roswell C. Otis v. Homer A. King. Second amended answer of Homer A. King, defendant to the Bill of complaint of Roswell C. Otis complainant.

Otis v. King
187222 p.

U.S. Circuit Court, Southern District of Ohio. Roswell C. Otis v. Homer A. King. The second amended answer of Homer A. King, defendant, to the bill of Complaint of Roswell C. Otis Complainant. Corrected Copy for Fisher & Fisher.

Otis v. King
undated8 p.

Extract from the "Bienenzietung", no. 9 (May 1852), regarding communication of Berlepsch's sending to the editor "a sample of a hive invented by him". And commentary.

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Otis v. King
undated4 p.

Extract from "The Practical Bee Keeper" by John Milton,London, 1851, page 51.

Series IV. Autobiographical Papers
  
"A Short Autobiography of Lorenzo Lorraine Langstroth"
1881 May6 p.

Communicated to Charles Dadant. Incomplete.

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Autobiographical notes
1881 March, 1883 July 1712 p.

Communicated to Charles Dadant. "I send you a breif [sic] sketch of my [sic] as requested by the President of the Central Bee-Keeper's Society of Italy."

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Autobiographical notes
undated3 p.

Fragmentary notes.

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"Autobiography of an Old Preacher and Bee-keeper."
undated14 Leaves

Typescript with holograph emendations.

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"Personal Reminiscences of an Old Beekeeper"
undated100 Leaves

Autograph. 100 leaves, enumerated 1-102; leaves 40, 80 absent. Last leaf (p. 102) fragmentary. Leaves 1-7 (p. 1-7) have text on verso that seems to be a different draft, headed (partly damaged), "[Autob]iography of L. L. Langstroth[.] Personal Recollections of an old Clergyman and Bee-Keeper".

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Series V. Diaries
  
Apiary diary fragments
1862 August, 1863 September4 p.
Personal diary fragments
undated20 p.

Three fragmentary personal diaries; dated but not by year.

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Series VI. Manuscripts by L. L. Langstroth
  

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"Comparison of Black and Italian Bees"
undated3 p.
"Experiments in Wintering Bees"
undated2 p.
"For the American Bee Journal"
undated2 p.

". . . the importance of exercising greater care in admitting articles which deal in severe personalities."

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Manuscript fragment 1
undated1 p.
Manuscript fragment 2
undated1 p.

Regarding Langstroth's patent. Written on verso of tract, "To those desiring to visit the World's Fair" from McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago.

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Manuscript fragment 3
undated2 p.
Manuscript fragment 4
undated4 p.

Regarding Munn's hire.

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Manuscript fragment 5
undated7 p.

Two manuscripts, re Heddon patent. One paginated 2-7; the other only page 7.

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"Pure Honey"
1872 August 22, undated11 p.
Verse
>1882 June2 p.

(1) "Longings for Christ's presence in heaven." 1882 November 25. (2) Two untitled verses; religious content. Written on verso of "War Department Weather Map", "Precipitation Chart for June, 1882."

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"Weather Forecasts and the Use of Magnetic Telegraph for predicting storms and saving lives and property, were probably first suggested by L. L. Langstroth"
1895 August 205 p.
Series VII. Extracts from Publications
  

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"Homoeopathic Experience" by Dr. C. W. Wolf, Berlin, 1858. [in translation]
undated8 p.
Undetermined source
undated2 p.
Series VIII. Miscellaneous
  

See also OVERSIZE at end of finding aid.

"Bee Library of the late Rev. L. L. Langstroth."
>1885 October1 p.

Typescript, with handwritten corrections. Sixty-one titles dating to 1579; mostly in chronological order.

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Correspondence. Mickwitz, R. to Schramm, Jacob R.
1951 December 22 p.

Regarding bee-keeping in Finland. Mickwitz is Chairman of "The Langstroth Club (in Finland)".

Stokes, Everard. "Sonnet--To Langstroth".
 1 p.

From "Poems of a Bee-Keeper" (Princeton University Press, 1947).

Series IX. Photographs
 4 photograph(s)

Abstract: A sample of the photographs available from the L. L. (Lorenzo Lorraine) Langstroth papers.

F8.28.11. Lorenzo Lorraine Langstroth, half length, formal, seated.
undatedSize: image 18.5 x 13.5 cm., mount 22 x 17 cm. Format: 1 photoprintLH-B-33
F8.28.12. Lorenzo Lorraine Langstroth, full length, informal, standing outside.
undatedSize: image 19 x 11 cm., mount 25.5 x 20.5 cm. Format: 1 photoprintLH-B-33
F8.28.13. Lorenzo Lorraine Langstroth, bust, formal.
undatedSize: image 19.5 x 13 cm., mount 25.5 x 20 cm. Format: 1 photoprintLH-B-33
F8.28.14. Lorenzo Lorraine Langstroth, half length, formal, seated
undated 1 photograph(s); Size: image 19 x 13.5 cm., mount 25 x 20 cm. Format: 1 photoprintLH-B-33

Abstract: 3/4 view portrait of Langstroth.

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F8.28.15. Lorenzo Lorraine Langstroth, full length, informal, seated outside
undated1 photograph(s); Size: image 11.5 x 19 cm., mount 20 x 25.5 cm. Format: 1 photoprintLH-B-33

Abstract: View of Langstroth holding movable-frame beehive, seated on stool, building and plants in background.

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F8.28.16. Lorenzo Lorraine Langstroth, full length, informal, seated outside.
undatedSize: image 16.5 x 11.5 cm., mount 25 x 20 cm. Format: 1 photoprintLH-B-33
U5.6.27. Group dining outdoors. Stereoptican view.
undatedSize: image 17.8 x 10 cm. Format: 1 stereoptican cardLH-B-33
U5.6.28. Lorenzo Lorraine Langstroth formal portrait
undated1 photograph(s); Size: image 16.5 x 10.7 cm. Format: 1 photoimageLH-B-33

Abstract: Formal portrait mounted on carte de visite.

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U5.6.29. Lorenzo Lorraine Langstroth, full length, informal, standing outside
undated1 photograph(s); Size: image 16.3 x 10.8 cm. Format: 1 photoimageLH-B-33

Abstract: Langstroth, standing outside with walking cane, touching tree with left hand, building and trees in background.

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OVERSIZE
  
[Oversize: Series I. Correspondence]
  
Aspinwall, [ ] [Langstroth to]
1888 December 141 p.
[Overisze: Series II. Legal Papers]
  
Contract. L.L. Langstroth with Joseph Bealz.
undated1 p.

Regarding Bealz's manufacturing of patented hive forms.

Patent (Drawing)
1852 October 5 [1860 July 18]1 item

Drawing to accompany: True Copy of Patent issued to L. L. Langstroth, 5 October 1852, No. 9300, "Improvement in bee-hives". Copy by U.S. Patent Office, 18 July 1860.

[Oversize: Series III. Legal Papers. Court Documents and Papers]
  
Otis v. King
1871 November 214 leaves.

U.S. Circuit Court. Roswell C. Otis v. Homer A. King. Amended answer. Letterpress.

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Otis v. King
1871 November 717 leaves.

[U.S. Circuit Court, Southern District of Ohio.] Roswell C. Otis v. Homer A. King. Copy of Mrs. Jane A. Townley Deposition as far as taken. Letterpress; pages mechanically enumerated 762, and all odd numbers from 765 through 793.

Otis v. King
1873 April 1919 leaves.

U.S. Circuit Court, Southern District of Ohio. Roswell C. Otis v. Homer A. King. Depositions of Freeman Cary taken on the part of Complainant at Cincinnati, April 19 1873. Letterpress. Page 1 of deposition is absent.

Otis v. King
1873 May 114 leaves.

U.S. Circuit Court, Southern District of Ohio. Roswell C. Otis v. Homer A. King. Deposition of A[dam]. W. Maxwell taken on the part of Complainant at Cincinnat[i] May 1st 1873. Letterpress.

Otis v. King
1873 May 114 leaves.

U.S. Circuit Court, Southern District of Ohio. Roswell C. Otis v. Homer A. King. Deposition of A[dam]. W. Maxwell taken on the part of Complainant at Cincinnati May 1st 1873. Letterpress. [Duplicate?]

Otis v. King
1873 May 1031 leaves.

U.S. Circuit Court, Southern District of Ohio. Roswell C. Otis v. Homer A. King. Copy of depositions of Levi Fish and Maria A. Robinson. Letterpress.

Otis v. King
1873 May 149 leaves.

U.S. Circuit Court, Southern District of Ohio. Roswell C. Otis v. Homer A. King. Testimony taken on the part of Complainant at New York City--14 of May 1873 Letterpress. [Page 3 is duplicated.]

Otis v. King
1873 May 22, 2333 leaves.

U.S. Circuit Court, Southern District of Ohio. Roswell C. Otis v. Homer A. King. Depositions of witnesses taken at Cincinnati May 22nd & 23rd 1873 on behalf of Complainant. Letterpress.

Otis v. King
1873 May 22, 2336 leaves.

U.S. Circuit Court, Southern District of Ohio. Roswell C. Otis v. Homer A. King. Testimony of Witnesses on behalf of Complaintant taken at Cinti May 22 & 23rd 1873. Letterpress.

Otis v. King
1873 May 2645 leaves.

U.S. Circuit Court, Southern District of Ohio. Roswell C. Otis v. Homer A. King. Cross-examination of H. F. Putnam, taken by consent at Cincinnati, Ohio, May 26 - 27 1873. Letterpress (some leaves fragmentary).

Testimonial re court proceedings (?). Written on long, fragile leaves; some recto and verso; one leaf fragmentary. Unsigned.
undated11 leaves.
[Oversize: Series VI. Manuscripts by L. L. Langstroth]
  
"The Drone says he has been shamefully slandered and demands his day in Court."
undated4 leaves.
"For the Bee Keepers Magazine"
[1881?]1 leaves.
Miscellaneous documents folded together
1860, undated6 leaves.

Various manuscript leaves, including one headed "Recollections of an old Bee-Keeper" [autobiographical]. Annotated slip found with these: "This was all folded together--so left it all together" [presumably when collection was acquired by APS in 1954].

Also included is small printed tract by S. B. Parsons, acknowledging a request for prices for "Italian Bees". Included in the tract is a reprinting of "The Domestication of Italian Bees" from the New-York Evening Post; an excerpt from "Country Gentleman"; and "Extract of a Letter from L. L. Langstroth, dated Feb. 22, 1860" from Bienenzeitung (1859 February 28).

[Oversize: Series VII. Extracts from Publications]
  
"Advertizement", "Artificial Combs", and "Queen Nursery"
  

On one sheet: [1] "Extracts from 1st edition published at Northamtpon, Mass. May, 1852--Advertizement L.L. Langstroth's Moveable Comb Hive. Patented October 5th, 1852." [2] "Artificial Combs- p. 80". [3] "Queen Nursery- p. 235".

[Oversize: Series VIII. Miscellaneous]
  
Diploma
1872 April 121 leaves.

Diploma, in Italian, to "Onorevole Signore", from Associazione Centrale d'Incoraggiamento per l'Apicoltura in Italia (Milano).

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