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Inventory of the John C. McCubbin Papers
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  • Creator: McCubbin, John C. (John Cameron), 1863-1957
    Title: John C. McCubbin Papers
    Date (inclusive): 1886-1934
    Extent: 3.7 linear feet
    Abstract: John Cameron McCubbin (1863-1957) was an early California beekeeper in the San Joaquin Valley. The majority of his papers contain business correspondence with other beekeepers, honey customers, and equipment suppliers throughout the west and midwest. Also included are photographs of his apiaries and other beekeepers, as well as materials relating to the California State Beekeepers Association and the California Honey Producers Cooperative Exchange.
    Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.
    Repository: University of California, Davis. General Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
    Davis, California 95616-5292
    Collection number: D-082
    Language of Material: Collection materials in English.

    Biography

    John Cameron McCubbin was born in Hancock County, Illinois on September 4, 1863 to Thomas and Martha Cameron McCubbin. In April 1885, McCubbin moved to Red Bluff, California where he lived until August 1886. He then moved to Traver, California and shortly thereafter accepted a position with the 76 Land and Water Company, eventually becoming their Assistant Superintendent. In late 1889, McCubbin left the 76 Company and moved to Selma, California where be became a beekeeper.
    John McCubbin passed away in Los Angeles, California on January 2, 1957.
    Source:
    McCubbin, John C. The McCubbin Papers: an account of the early history of Reedley and vicinity. Reedley, California: Reedley Historical Society, 1988.

    Scope and Content

    The John Cameron McCubbin Papers, which focus primarily on McCubbin's beekeeping business, span the years 1886-1934. The majority of his papers contain business correspondence with other beekeepers, honey customers, and equipment suppliers throughout the west and midwest. Also included are photographs of his apiaries and other beekeepers, as well as materials relating to the California State Beekeepers Association and the California Honey Producers Cooperative Exchange.

    Arrangement of the Collection

    The collection is arranged in 7 series: 1. Works by John McCubbin, 2. Correspondence, 3. Financial Materials, 4. Legal Materials, 5. Subject Files, 6. Ephemera, 7. Photographs.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    McCubbin, John C. (John Cameron), 1863-1957--Archives
    Beekeepers--California
    Bee culture--California
    Bees--California
    San Joaquin Valley (Calif.)--History

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Processing Information

    Sara Gunasekara was assisted by student employee Ewa Omanska in the processing of this collection.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], John C. McCubbin Papers, D-082, Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright is protected by the copyright law, chapter 17, of the U.S. Code. All requests for 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 Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.