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Guide to the Boulder Water Company papers, Water Resources Collection
H.Mss.0139  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography of the Boulder Water Company
  • Scope and Contents of the Collection
  • Series Arrangement
  • Related Material
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Boulder Water Company papers, Water Resources Collection
    Dates: 1918-1979
    Bulk Dates: Bulk, 1964-1979
    Collection number: H.Mss.0139
    Creator: Boulder Water Company
    Extent: 4.2 linear feet (9 document boxes + 1 realia box).
    Repository: Claremont Colleges. Library Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library. Claremont, CA 91711
    Abstract: The Boulder Water Company was incorporated October 25, 1919 as a mutual water company and was officially dissolved in June 1979. Located in Claremont, California, the Company operated one well and two reservoirs for the benefit of its stockholder members. The collection, which came from the corporate secretary, consists of correspondence, legal documents and financial records of the Company and is most complete in the company’s last 15 years, 1964-1979. Minutes from the meetings are complete.
    Physical location: Please consult repository.
    Language of materials: Languages represented in the collection: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    All requests for permission to reproduce or to publish must be submitted in writing to Special Collections.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Boulder Water Company Papers (H.Mss.0139), Water Resources Collection. Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library, Claremont University Consortium.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift from Mrs. Margaret Ann Hart, the last secretary for the Company, in 1979.

    Accruals

    No additions to the collection are anticipated.

    Processing Information

    Arranged and processed by Jacque Sundstran in 1982.

    Biography of the Boulder Water Company

    The Boulder Water Company was incorporated October 25, 1919 as a mutual water company and was officially dissolved in June 1979. The Company was located north of Baseline between Mills and Padua Road in Claremont, California. The Company operated one well and two reservoirs for the benefit of its stockholder members. The well was originally dug in 1919 for Amelia C. Bridges who in turn gave some of the water rights to the Company. In 1945, the Company bought 100 shares of the Claremont Basin Mutual Water Company stock to supplement their needs. Due to the dwindling citrus groves and demands for further domestic water by the area's increasing residents, however, in 1977 the well property was sold to the Southern California Water Company and the domestic reservoir property was sold to Lewis Homes, a developer in the Claremont area.

    Scope and Contents of the Collection

    The collection consists of correspondence, legal documents and financial records of the Boulder Water Company. Stationary examples, general operational matters and communications regarding the company’s closure are part of the correspondence. There are specific files for correspondence with Southern California Water Company, Pomona Valley Municipal Water District and the county assessor’s office.
    Legal documents are comprised of articles of incorporation, by-laws, amendments, meeting notices and minutes, contracts, and documents relating to stockholders such as proxies, stock transfers and stock certificates.
    Financial records include both stockholder and general ledgers, various tax documents, meter readings, bank statements and cancelled checks and check stubs.
    The collection came from the corporate secretary and is most complete in the company’s last 15 years, 1964-1979. Minutes from the meetings are complete.

    Series Arrangement

    The collection has been arranged into the following series:
    • Series 1: Background information
    • Series 2: Correspondence
    • Series 3: Legal documents
    • Series 4: Financial records

    Related Material

    Some records of the Boulder Water Company are also housed at the Pomona Public Library, Special Collections.

    Indexing Terms

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

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Boulder Water Company.
    Claremont Basin Water Company.
    Hart, Margaret Ann
    Pomona Valley Municipal Water District.
    Southern California Water Company.
    Business enterprises
    California--History, Local
    Claremont (Calif.)
    Water utilities
    Water--California, Southern

    Genre and Form of Materials

    Account books
    Business records
    Correspondence
    Tax returns