Preliminary Guide to the Robert E. Easton Collection

Preliminary arrangement and description by D. Tambo
Department of Special Collections
Davidson Library
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
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Preliminary Guide to the Robert E. Easton Collection, ca. 1882-1968

Collection number: SBHC Mss 55

Department of Special Collections

Davidson Library

University of California, Santa Barbara
Processed by:
Preliminary arrangement and description by D. Tambo
Date Completed:
Jan. 21, 2005
Encoded by:
A. Demeter
© 2011 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Robert E. Easton Collection
Dates: ca. 1882-1968
Collection number: SBHC Mss 55
Creator: Easton, Robert E.
Collection Size: 9 linear feet (7 boxes, 7 oversize boxes, and 1 map folder).
Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
Abstract: Collection contains mainly papers and ledgers re Robert E. Easton's business dealings, especially the Sisquoc Ranch Co.
Physical location: Del Sur (Boxes 1-5, 12, 14); Del Sur Oversize (Boxes 6-11, 13); Map Cabinet 21/6.
Languages: English

Access Restrictions

None.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

Preferred Citation

Robert E. Easton Collection. SBHC Mss 55. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Acquisition Information

Donation by Easton family, Nov. 2000; July 2002.

Scope and Content of Collection

Collection contains mainly papers and ledgers re Robert E. Easton's business dealings, especially the Sisquoc Ranch Co.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Easton, Robert E.
Sisquoc Ranch Company
Santa Barbara County (Calif.)

Separated Materials

The following newspapers have been removed to the newspaper section of Special Collections:
  • Santa Maria Daily Times, scattered issues, 1918, 1937, 1941

Box 1: 1

Biographical Information

Scope and Content Note

Mainly clippings.
Box 1: 2-4

Provident Securities Oil Leases

Box 1: 5-6

Santa Maria Gas and Power Company

Scope and Content Note

Mainly documents and correspondence re lawsuit with Midland Counties Public Service Corporation.
Box 1: 7

Santa Maria Realty Company

 

Sisquoc Investment Company / Sisquoc Ranch Company Files

Scope and Content Note

Mainly documents and correspondence regarding land transactions and rights.
Box 1: 8

Agreement of Sale and Amendments

Box 1: 9

Articles of Incorporation, Charter, Bylaws and Amendments, etc.

Box 1: 10-11

Bishop Family

Box 1: 12

Branding Iron Stamp

Box 1: 13

Bylaws (bound volume)

Box 1: 14

Castro, Vicente and Vicenta

Box 1: 15

Cattle (mainly counts)

Box 1: 16

Cattle Record (ledger)

 

Correspondence and Notes

Box 1: 17

1917

Box 1: 18

1952-1956

Box 1: 19

Crocker, W. H. (includes historical notes on the company)

Box 1: 20

Davis, Dorian

Box 2: 1-3

Field Notes (includes surveys, maps and drawings), ca. 1882-1927

Box 2: 4

Final Meeting and Minutes, June 2, 1954

 

Financial

Box 2: 5

Checks Issued and Deposits Made, 1948-1950

Box 2: 6

Financial Reports

Box 2: 7

Income Tax - Final Settlement

Box 2: 8

Yearly Reports, 1920-1950

Box 2: 9

Forrester, Edward E.

Box 2: 10

Grazing Permit Relinquishment

Box 2: 11

Historical Information

Box 2: 12-13

Holt Ranch

Box 2: 14

Kelso, E. Bryan (Zaca Lake)

Box 2: 15

Mineral Rights

Box 2: 16

Minutes (bound volume)

Box 2: 17

Miscellaneous Memoranda (binder)

Box 2: 18

Montgomery-Protrero Property (includes maps)

Box 2: 19

Notebook (includes cattle records, fence calculations, inventories, survey information), ca. 1890s-1900

Box 3: 1

Right of Way - Goodchild

Box 3: 2-4

Right of Way Grants

Box 3: 5-9

Sale of Sisquoc Ranch

Box 3: 10-11

Sisquoc Investment Co. (incl. articles of incorporation and charter, and deeds)

Box 3: 12

Sisquoc - Mexican Grant

Box 3: 13

State Patents

Box 3: 14

Stock Certificates

Box 3: 15-16

Tinaquaic Rancho

Box 3: 17-19

Tunnell Family

Box 4: 1

Vigil Estate

Box 4: 2-3

Water Rights

Box 4: 4

Wells

Box 4: 5

Willmann Property

Box 4: 6

Zaca Laderas Ranch

Box 4: 7-10

Miscellany (unsorted/unidentified)

 

Subject Files

Box 4: 11

Banks

Box 4: 12

California Alumni Association, 1968

Box 4: 13

Cattle

Box 4: 14

Churches

Box 4: 15

Clubs, Lodges, Associations

Box 4: 16

Community Arts Music Association

Box 4: 17

Coolidge Republican Clubs

Box 4: 18-19

Correspondence

Box 4: 20

Crocker First National Bank

Box 4: 21

First National Bank at Santa Maria, CA

Box 4: 22

First National Bank of Los Angeles

Box 4: 23

First National Bank of San Francisco, ca. 1922

Box 4: 24

Forgeus/Spurgeon Land Matters

Box 4: 25

Forest Advisory Committee

Box 4: 26

Fourth Liberty Loan Campaign

Box 4: 27

Goodchild Estate (R. E. Easton, Executor)

Box 4: 28

Granite Rock Company

Box 4: 29

Home Telephone and Telegraph Co., Santa Barbara, CA

Box 4: 30

Hoover Republican Committee

Box 5: 1

Howard, William H. (mainly re Howard Cattle Company, oil leases and sale of units by REE), ca. 1952-1965

Box 5: 2

Japanese Control of Vegetable Industry, 1937-1939

Box 5: 3

Letterheads (mainly Santa Barbara and Santa Maria companies and organizations that REE was active in)

Box 5: 4

Los Alamos Ranch (includes maps)

Box 5: 5

Manzana Creek

Box 5: 6

Memorial Cancer Foundation

Box 5: 7

Mileage

Box 5: 8

Oil and Gas

Box 5: 9

Pacific Coast Railway (includes photos)

Box 5: 10

Pacific Lighting Corporation

Box 5: 11

Pacific Union Club

Box 5: 12

Personalities

Box 5: 13

Pioneer Association

Box 5: 14

Rainfall

Box 5: 15

Ranches

Box 5: 16

Ranches - Santa Ynez Valley

Box 5: 17

Santa Barbara Citizens' Committee for the Civic Auditorium

Box 5: 18

Santa Barbara Normal School of Manual Arts and Home Economics

Box 5: 19

Santa Barbara Telephone Co.

Box 5: 20

Santa Maria Gas Company

Box 5: 21

Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce

Box 5: 22

Santa Maria Valley Historical Society

Box 5: 23

Sisquoc

Box 5: 24

Sisquoc Church

Box 5: 25

Sisquoc Townsite

Box 5: 26

Spanish Grants

Box 5: 27

Taxes

Box 5: 28

Trains

Box 5: 29

Trips

Box 5: 30-34

Miscellany (unsorted/unidentified)

 

Photographs

Scope and Content Note

Oversize - boxed
Box 6

Davis Family Property - two 8x10 b/w glossy prints

Box 6

First National Bank, Santa Maria, CA - set of four matted b/w prints (with directors, including R. E. Easton)

Box 6

[Obert?] - b/w copy print of painting

Box 6

Sisquoc Ranch Barbecue - seven 5x7 b/w prints, July 9, 1938

Box 6

Sisquoc Ranch - Father Augustine and Mission Padres - two 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 b/w prints, ca. 1932-1933

 

Bound Volumes

Scope and Content Note

Oversize - boxed. [Sisquoc Investment Co./Ranch ?]
 

Journals

Box 6

Day-Book, 1893-1905

Box 6

Nov. 1905-Oct. 1912

Box 7

Nov. 1912-Dec. 1931

Box 8

Jan. 1932-Dec. 1937

 

Ledgers

Box 8

No. 1 - 1893-1905

Box 9

No. 2 - Nov. 1905-Dec. 1918

Box 9

No. 3 - Jan. 1919-Dec. 1937

Box 10

General Ledger, 1938-1952

Box 11

Scrapbook

 

Maps, Blueprints, Drawings

Scope and Content Note

Oversize - map cabinet
Map Cabinet 21/6

Sisquoc Ranch Company

 

Additions

Scope and Content Note

Donated July 16, 2002; unsorted; some relating to other family members.
Box 12

Documents, photographs, and other

Box 13

Photographs, diplomas, and other [oversize - boxed]

 

Addition (found in SBHC Mss 6)

Box 14

Santa Barbara Public Library, 1940