Samuel C. Evans collection on the Riverside Land and Irrigation Company

Processed by Jamie Madrigal and Anja Espinoza.
Special Collections & University Archives
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University of California
Riverside, California 92517-5900
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Samuel C. Evans collection on the Riverside Land and Irrigation Company
Date (inclusive): 1869-1914
Date (bulk): 1880-1900
Collection Number: MS 001
Creator: Evans, S.C. (Samuel Cary), 1823-1902
Extent: 0.84 linear feet (2 boxes)
Repository: Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
Riverside, CA 92517-5900
Abstract: This collection contains documents pertaining to water rights and land ownership in Riverside and San Bernardino counties during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Includes legal documents, correspondence, and other material pertaining to the Jurupa Ditch and Trujillo Ditch companies, the Riverside Land and Irrigation Company, and the Bandini Donation collected by Samuel C. Evans, a prominent businessman in Riverside, California and former president of the Riverside Land and Irrigation Company.
Languages: The collection is in English.

Access

This collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[identification of item], [date if possible]. Samuel C. Evans collection on the Riverside Land and Irrigation Company (MS 001). Special Collections & University Archives, University of California, Riverside.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Joyce Vickery, 1980.

Processing History

Processed by Jamie Madrigal and Anja Espinoza, 2015.
Processing of the Samuel C. Evans collection on the Riverside Land and Irrigation Company was completed by undergraduate students from the University of California, Riverside as part of the Special Collections & University Archives Backlog Processing Project started in 2015. This project was funded by the UCR Library and administered by Bergis Jules, University and Political Papers Archivist, and Eric Milenkiewicz, Manuscripts Curator.

Biographical Note

Samuel C. Evans, born in Williams County, Ohio in 1823, was a prominent businessman in Riverside, California. He served as president of the Riverside Land and Irrigation Company and a director of the Riverside Water Company in the late 19th century. Evans played a critical role in securing the water rights which enabled Riverside to become an agricultural center.

Collection Scope and Contents

This collection contains documents pertaining to water rights and land ownership in Riverside and San Bernardino counties during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Includes materials pertaining to the Jurupa Ditch and Trujillo Ditch companies as well as associated land exchanges facilitated by Samuel C. Evans, a prominent businessman and owner of the Riverside Land and Irrigation Company. Legal documents, meeting minutes, business correspondence, maps, and other business records related to the Bandini Donation are also included.

Collection Arrangement

This collection is arranged into two series as follows:
  • Series 1. Company Documents, 1874-1914
  • Series 2. Property Documents, 1869-1913

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Evans, S.C. (Samuel Cary), 1823-1902
Right of property.
Riverside County (Calif.).
Riverside Land and Irrigation Company
Water rights.

Genres and Forms of Materials

Documents.
Maps.


Collection Contents

 

Series 1. Company Documents 1874-1914

Series Scope and Contents

This series includes meeting minutes, business correspondence, administrative records, and other material pertaining to the Bandini Donation, Riverside Water and Irrigation Company, Riverside Water Company, Trujillo Ditch Company, and Jurupa Ditch Company.

Series Arrangement

This series is arranged topically.
Box 1, Folder 1

Documents relating to the Bandini Donation 1888-1908, undated

Box 1, Folder 2

Documents pertaining to S.C. Evans' business transactions 1874-1905, undated

Box 1, Folder 3

Documents pertaining to the Riverside Water companies 1877-1913, undated

Box 1, Folder 4

Documents pertaining to the Trujillo Ditch circa 1879-1914

Box 1, Folder 5

Documents pertaining to the Jurupa Ditch Company 1880-1913

 

Series 2. Property Documents 1869-1913

Series Scope and Contents

This series includes titles, deeds, maps, and other material pertaining to water and land ownership in Riverside and San Bernardino counties.

Series Arrangement

This series is arranged topically.
Box 2, Folders 1-2

Land titles in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties 1888-1913

Box 2, Folder 3

Maps and blueprints pertaining to water lines 1892-1904

Box 2, Folders 4-5

Land deeds in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties 1869-1913