Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
Form letter from Dr. Hartland Law to Mrs. R.L. Stephans, on Lake Tahoe Protective Society Association letterhead. The letter seeks Mrs. Stephans' signature on an enclosed contract and subscription form regarding the "fixation of the levels of the surface of Lake Tahoe." He notes that the matter "has been long in controversy" between the Association, local power companies, and the United States Reclamation Service, and that the Association has sought to prevent the use of the lake as "storage" for "utilitarian interests." The letter claims that such use that would have raised the surface level of the lake high enough to damage lake front structures and would sometimes have allowed it to sink low enough to cause "unsightly exposure of the shore line." The letter describes specifics of high water levels, the widening of a lake throat, record low water levels, and the use of the lake for irrigation. The letter further states that, as part of an agreement with the Department of the ... Read More
Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
A history of Escondido, California, focusing on irrigation attempts and the development of hydro-electric energy. Describes power development and various attempts to build water reservoirs and dams by the San Luis Rey Flume Company, Escondido Mutual Water Company, Escondido Irrigation District, and the Escondido Utilities Company. Emphasizes disputes with neighboring cities and counties and legal battles over water supply
Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
The collection consists of personal and business papers primarily related to the James De Barth Shorb family and their business ventures and estate settlements. There is also a substantial amount of material about Benjamin Davis Wilson and his business dealings in California. Topics covered in the collection include agriculture, land development in southern California, the history of the San Marino area, mining operations, water rights and irrigation, politics, society stories, and wills, court documents, and settlement papers related to the Shorb estate
Maine Historical Society
Correspondence, documents, account books, and photographs of the company and its affiliated companies -- Includes correspondence relating to a 1939 court case: Cumberland County Power and Light Co. vs. J.G. Deering & Son, involving a dispute over rights of using the Saco River for power purposes vs. using the river for log driving; logbook of Asa Cunningham, woods and river drive boss; documents of 1901 court case: George Demers vs. Frank C. Deering, involving suit for damages by Dewers, an employee of Deering who had an accident; and White Pine on the Saco River : An Oral History of River Driving in Southern Maine (1993), by Michael P. Chaney, presenting a good history of the company
University of Texas at El Paso
Consists of selected records of the International Boundary and Water Commission relating to various projects and activities in the United States and Mexico. Materials include proceedings, journals, minutes, brochures, maps, reports, photographs, and press releases. Subjects covered include the Rio Grande, Tijuana, and Colorado Rivers, the Chamizal, the Amistad Dam, and water rights along the United States-Mexico border. Some materials are in Spanish. Record dates range from 1848 to 1976
Library of Congress - National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections
Correspondence, pictures, and other papers of Joseph Bean Tappan (1858-1933), of Flagstaff, Ariz., relate to his activities as a sheep rancher and mine developer in La Paz County, Ariz., his battles over water rights, and his family in Gilmanton, N.H., including correspondence of his mother, Ursula Bean Tappan, and scrapbook of essays, poetry, and genealogy of the Bean and Tappan families prepared by her. Correspondence, clippings, pictures, and other papers, of Tappan's wife, Laura Fulton Tappan (1849-1933), relate to her career as a kindergarten teacher at Flagstaff, Ariz., and to members of her family, the Fultons and Howards, in Flagstaff, Baltimore, Md., and Zanesville, Ohio. Correspondence, clippings, and photos, of their daughter, Edith Tappan Devine Thomason (1891-1943), concern her first husband, Vincent Montgomery Devine, her management of a cotton-citrus ranch in Phoenix, Ariz., after his death, and a pet pony, and include letters and clippings of Sharlot Hall (1870-1943), ... Read More
Library of Congress - National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections
Administrative records, correspondence, minutes, general accounts, property records, ledgers, cash, and balance books, financial statements, bills and notes, production records, accident reports, and miscellaneous records, documenting all aspects of the company, Lonsdale Water Power Company, Lincoln Bleachery and Dye Works (at one time called Lonsdale Bleachery and Dye Works), and its other affiliated companies
New England Historic Genealogical Society
This collection consists mainly of court records and other legal documents, particularly bonds, deeds, executions, probates, suits, summonses, etc., collected by Winslow Lewis. There are also some military documents, correspondence, and notes on local history
California Historical Society - North Baker Research Library
Consists of records for the Sanjon de Santa Rita land grant collected or created by Miller & Lux. Includes one volume, in vellum, issued by the General Land Office of the United States on 1862 Nov. 15 and signed by President Abraham Lincoln granting Francisco Soberanes the land of Sanjon de Santa Rita. The volume includes an 1861 map of the plot surveyed by C.C. Tracy of the U.S. Surveyor General's Office in San Francisco. Along with the volume is a copy of a Surveyor General transcript, dated 1862 Oct. 10, confirming that the land had been surveyed. Also included is a report, dated 1885 Sept. 29, from F.A. Hyde to Miller & Lux describing his examination of the land patent from Sanjon de Santa Rita. Attached to the report are both Spanish and English copies of Francisco Soberanes' 1841 petition to the Mexican government for a land grant, a confirmation of the grant, and a map. The collection also contains an 1888 Sept. 5 letter from Henry Miller to James. C. Crocker concerning the ... Read More
Denver Public Library
Essay commissioned by the Colonial Dames for inclusion in "Colorado Bibliography", never published


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