Scope and Content
Title: Bradner Wells Lee papers
Date (inclusive): ca. 1890-1925
Collection number: 480
Lee, Bradner Wells, 1850-1925.
9 boxes (4.5 linear ft.)
3 oversize boxes.
Abstract: Collection consists of correspondence and legal papers for cases handled by Los Angeles attorney Bradner W. Lee, who practiced
law with his sons Bradner W. Lee, Jr. and Kenyon F. Lee.
Language: Finding aid is written in
University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections
for paging information.
Restrictions on Access
Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library
Special Collections for paging information.
Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library,
Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright,
are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of
the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the
copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC
Regents do not hold the copyright.
Provenance/Source of Acquisition
Gift of Bradner W. Lee, Jr., 1960.
[Identification of item], Bradner Wells Lee papers (Collection 480). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research
UCLA Catalog Record ID
Lee was born on May 4, 1850 in East Groveland, NY; studied law in his uncle's law office in Holly Springs, MS; admitted to
the Mississippi bar in 1871, becoming the asst. US district attorney for the northern district of MS in the same year; moved
to Los Angeles in 1879, where he practiced law with his two sons; served as attorney for executor and estate of E. J. (Lucky)
Baldwin, who died in 1909; served as general counsel for the Murphy Oil Co.; declined appointment as judge of the LA county
superior court in 1895; was chairman of the Republican county central committee for LA county, 1896-1910, and a member of
the executive committee of the Republican State Central Committee, 1902-04; served as president of the California State Bar
Assn., 1919-1920; he died on Apr. 28, 1925.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of correspondence and legal papers for cases handled by Los Angeles attorney Bradner W. Lee, who practiced
law with his sons Bradner W. Lee, Jr. and Kenyon F. Lee. Includes papers relating to Lee's administration of the estate of
Elias J. (Lucky) Baldwin. Also contains papers concerning suits involving the Verdugo Canyon Water Co., the Azusa Water Development
and Irrigating Co., the Azusa Land and Water Co., the Azusa Agricultural Water Co., the Duarte Mutual Irrigation and Canal
Co., the San Dimas Irrigation Co., the Temescal Water Co., and the Glendora-Azusa Water Co.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Lee, Bradner Wells, 1850-1925 --Archives.
Baldwin, Elias Jackson, 1828-1909.
Lawyers --California --Los Angeles --Archival resources.
Water utilities --California, Southern.