The papers of Ed Fletcher of San Diego, California, consisting primarily of the business records of Ed Fletcher (1872-1955),
a noted San Diego land developer, civic leader, and member of the California State Senate. The papers document all aspects
of Fletcher's career but are most complete in regard to his water-related enterprises. Included is correspondence, legal documents,
blueprints, reports, and photographs. Although the bulk of the collection consists of business records, a large group of the
photographs provide a visual record of the Fletcher family. The bulk of the materials date from 1900 to 1950, with the 1920s
through the 1940s heavily represented.
Colonel Edward ("Ed") Fletcher was a noted San Diego businessman, land developer, civic leader, and California State Senator.
He worked to develop the county's water resources and highways, and his efforts contributed significantly to the urban development
of Southern California.
48.0 Linear feet
(80 archives boxes, 5 card file boxes, 14 flat boxes, 35 mapcase folders, & 4 volumes)
Original documents in the accession processed in 1991 may be consulted for research, but photocopies can only be made from
the microfilm copy. Boxes 95-98, containing extremely brittle newspaper clippings, cannot be used without permission of the
Director of Special Collections & Archives.