Register of the California Delta Farms Collection, 1915-1934

Processed by Don Walker; machine-readable finding aid created by Don Walker
San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum
11793 North Micke Grove Road
Lodi, CA 95241
Phone: (209) 463-4119
Fax: (209) 369-2178
Email: dwalker@uop.edu
URL: http://www.sanjoaquinhistory.org/
© 1998
San Joaquin County Historical Society & Museum. All rights reserved.

Register of the California Delta Farms Collection, 1915-1934

Collection number: Ms5

San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum



Lodi, California

Contact Information

  • San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum
  • 11793 North Micke Grove Road
  • Lodi, CA 95241
  • Phone: (209) 463-4119
  • Fax: (209) 369-2178
  • Email: dwalker@uop.edu
  • URL: http://www.sanjoaquinhistory.org/
Processed by:
Don Walker
Date Completed:
March 1998
Encoded by:
Don Walker
© 1998 San Joaquin County Historical Society & Museum. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: California Delta Farms Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1915-1934
Collection number: Ms5
Creator:
Extent: 0.5 linear ft.
Repository: San Joaquin County Museum.
Lodi, CA 95241
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research by appointment only.

Publication Rights

The library can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Users are responsible for satisfying any claimants of literary property.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], California Delta Farms Collection, Ms5, San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum.

Access Points

personal name

Klein, Millard A.
Phillips, Lee Allen

corporate name

California Delta Farms

subject

Agriculture -Delta Region (Calif.)
Scrapbooks -Delta Region (Calif.)
Agriculture -California -San Joaquin County
Agriculture -California -Contra Costa County
San Joaquin County (Calif.) -History

Biography

In 1902 Los Angeles capitalist and insurance executive, Lee A. Phillips, acquired the Jones Tract in the Delta of the San Joaquin River. Out of this initial purchase grew the forty-two thousand acre holdings of California Delta Farms, embracing at one time: King Island, Bacon Island, Bouldin Island, the Rindge Tract and islands in Contra Costa County to the west. Phillips devoted many years to the project of reclaiming these acres and turning them into the most productive farm lands in California. To accomplish this goal, Phillips created California Delta Farms (1906) and served as its President for more than twenty years. The corporation sold capital stock in the amount of $8.5 million and $3.5 million in bonds.

Scope and Content

The California Delta Farms Collection consists of business correspondence (1910-1917); annual statements; balance sheets; dividend notices (1915-1917); a brief history of the California Delta Farms Corporation (1920); and a scrapbook on the Corporation kept by consulting engineer, Millard A. Klein (1924-1934).

Container List

 

BOX 1: CALIFORNIA DELTA FARMS COLLECTION

 

1.1-C.I.D. Moore. "The Netherlands of California," Pacific Mutual News (Aug 1920) [background & history on C.D. F.]

 

1.2-Annual Statements: 1915; 1916; 1917

 

1.3-Business Corresp., 1910 [1 item]

 

1.4-do., 1916 [7 items]

 

1.5-do., 1917 [7 items]

 

1.6-Misc. Papers

 

a-Dividend Notices: sp,su [2 copies],f 1916 ; f 1917 [2 copies]

 

b-Balance Sheets: f 1915; sp, su, f 1916

 

1.7-Millard A. Klein (consulting engr. for C.D.F.) Scrapbook on C.D.F., 1924-1934