Papers, 1880-1905.


Papers, 1880-1905.

The bulk of the collection consists of 10 folders of correspondence, most of it handwritten, with a few typewritten letters or carbon copies, primarily relating to Koebele's work and his interest in the biological control of agricultural pests through the use of beneficial insects. There is one folder of newspaper clippings and an envelope of penny postcards. Some correspondents send specimens for identification.

1 box (.5 linear ft.)



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Koebele, Albert 1853-1925 (person)

Albert Koebele (1853-1925) was on February 28, 1853, in Germany. He came to the United States in 1880. He was credited for being the one of the first entomologists to introduce beneficial insects to combat insect pests. In 1881, he became an assistant entomologist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He transferred to Alameda, California, in 1885. In 1888, he traveled to Australia, where he collected the Novius Cardinalis and brought it back to California to combat the Icerya Purchasi (a citr...

Brown, F. Martin (Frederick Martin), 1903-1993 (person)