The Spring Valley Water Company records, 1856-1952, consist of minutes, organizational papers, and correspondence from the
presidencies of William B. Bourn and Samuel P. Eastman, along with property, stock, and financial records for the "S.V.W.Co."
and its predecessors, Spring Valley Water Works and San Francisco City Water Works. The bulk of the collection contains correspondence,
legal documents, reports, maps, plans, and financial records, chiefly concerning the acquisition, ownership and management
of real property, rights of way, and riparian rights in connection with establishing a reliable water supply for the City
of San Francisco. Also includes materials pertaining to the pension fund for Spring Valley Water Company employees, and subsidiary
companies, including The Suburban Company, Amador Valley Mutual Water Company, Eureka Lake and Yuba Canal Co. Consolidated,
as well as Empire Mines, The Empire Mines and Investment Company, The River Mines and the Fioli organizations.
Spring Valley Water Company and its predecessor companies, San Francisco City Water Works and Spring Valley Water Works, were
organized in California for the purpose of supplying water to San Francisco. They actively acquired properties and riparian
rights throughout the counties of San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Alameda, and since 1858 supplied nearly all the
water used in San Francisco.
Number of containers: 17 boxes, 56 cartons, 152 volumes, 5 oversize boxes and 162 oversize folders
Linear feet: circa 150
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