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Guide to the G. Lewis Baldwin Papers MS.R.169
MS.R.169  
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Description
The collection includes early county records given to Baldwin by the Irvine Company, as well as materials documenting Baldwin's work with Southern California agriculture. Records primarily document the San Joaquin Fruit Company, the San Joaquin Fruit and Investment Company, and the Frances Mutual Water Company, but also pertain to corporations that maintained business relations with these companies. Other entities include the Irvine Citrus Association, the Utt Development Company, and the Irvine Company. Records are comprised of blueprints, plans, ledgers, minutes, deeds, leases, grants, articles of incorporation, and other materials.
Background
G. Lewis Baldwin was an employee of The Irvine Company and the San Joaquin Fruit and Investment Company. He was a member of the Avocado Advisory Board in Orange County, California, assistant secretary of the Utt Development Company, and member of the Board of Directors for the Frances Citrus Association and Frances Mutual Water Company. He was also Chairman of Calavo Avocado Growers Exchange.
Extent
11.5 Linear feet (11 boxes and 1 oversize folder)
Availability
The collection is unprocessed. It is open for research with the exception of select oversized items that are temporarily restricted due to preservation needs.