Scope and Content
Title: Theodore C. Wellman Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1970-1985
Collection number: MS 87/2
Wellman, Theodore C.
Extent: ca. 5 linear ft. (4 cartons)
Water Resources Collections and Archives
Shelf location: This collection is stored off-campus at NRLF. Please contact the Water Resources Collections and Archives staff for access
to the materials.
Collection is open for research.
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[Identification of item], Theodore C. Wellman Papers, MS 87/2, Water Resources Collections and Archives, University of California,
Scope and Content
Correspondence, draft reports, papers, and news clippings pertaining to water resources development issues regarding State
of California, Marin County, and San Francisco Bay Area.
Water resources development -- California -- Marin County
Water resources development -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area
Water resources development -- California
California State Water Project
Water -- Law and legislation -- California
Central Valley Project (Calif.)
Theodore C. "Ted" Wellman was born in Brisbane, Australia. After emigrating to California he attended the University of California
at Berkeley. After graduating from that institution he began a career with the Standard Oil Company, where he eventually achieved
the rank of assistant vice president.
Wellman retired from Standard Oil in 1966. He proceeded to devote himself to conservation issues throughout the State of California,
with a particular emphasis on Marin County, where he had resided since 1938.
He served as president of the Marin Conservation League and the Marin Solid Waste Management Committee, from which evolved
the Marin County Solid Waste Plan. He was a member of the state advisory committee to review the State Water Plan, and was
a vociferous opponent of the Peripheral Canal in all its guises.
Wellman died 21 December 1985.