Lucinda Harrison (1831 - 1904)
“Among women, no beekeeper is more widely known than Mrs. Lucinda Harrison." - A. I. Root, A,BC of Bee Culture, 1891
I never read any of Harrison's writings, but if A. I. Root recommends her, and he does, you know it will be time well spent.
The best summary I could find of Harrison's was in a facebook group, Historical Honeybee Articles - Beekeeping History.