F. H. (Franklin Hiram) King papers

Summary Information

Title: F. H. (Franklin Hiram) King papers
Inclusive Dates: 1870-1914

  • King, F. H. (Franklin Hiram), 1848-1911
Unique Identifier: uac23

  • 3.66 cubic feet
  • 5 half-letter document boxes, 3 letter document boxes, 1 record carton, 1 oversize box

University of Wisconsin-Madison. University Archives and Records Management

Franklin Hiram King (F.H. King) was an American agricultural scientist who worked as a professor of agricultural physics at the University of Wisconsin - Madison from 1888-1902. He then went on to work as the chief of the Division of Soil Management in the USDA Bureau of Soils in Washington, D.C. where his research findings uncovered that concentration in soil nutrients had a correlation with crop yield - a stance that conflicted with the bureau chief at the time. King was then forced to resign and spent his last years in Wisconsin where he wrote Farmers of Forty Centuries , among other publications. The F.H. King Papers (1870-1914) contain various publications by King including the Investigations in Soil Management (volumes 1-6), Rural Life in the Far East , and Farms of Forty Centuries , in addition to field notes on plant life and animals (specifically on lepidoptera) as well as the investigation of various silo structures.

Language: English

Language: English

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