Guide to the Papers of Frank E. Austin, circa 1895 - 1940Manuscript MS-186

Introduction to the Collection

The Papers of Frank E. Austin contain photographs, negatives, business correspondence, bills of sales and receipts related to "The Austin Workshop." Also contains patent applications, sketches, drawings, clippings, magazines, photographs and pamphlets related to Austin's various inventions, including the ant farm and the x-ray. Additionally, the papers contains several of Austin's short writings titled: "The Autobiography of Sir Lancelot by Himself," "Honey Bee," "Bumble Bees," "The Ants of King Solomon," "The Lazy Males of Antville," and other ant related pieces.

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