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Guide to the Tubbs Family Photographs MS.R.053
MS.R.053  
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Description
This collection consists of 67 photographs (albumen and silver gelatin prints) documenting Orange County cities, Santa Catalina Island, coastal and surrounding areas, and Tubbs family events and homes. The collection includes photographs of President Benjamin Harrison's whistle-stop tour through Santa Ana in 1891 and three Southern California coastal missions: San Juan Capistrano, San Luis Rey, and Santa Barbara. Two photographs show the opening of the Santa Ana Valley Irrigation Company's (SAVI) 700 foot siphon in Olive on April 14, 1892, a significant event which brought water to the farms of Tustin, Orange, and Santa Ana. Other photographs depict World War I draftees from Orange County.
Background
Lewis W. Tubbs, judge and rancher, moved from Iowa to California in 1849 to pursue a mining venture. He returned to Iowa shortly thereafter, establishing himself as a stock and grain producer. Volney V. Tubbs (b. 1868), one of Lewis's six sons and daughters, followed the path of his father and moved to California in 1887 or 1888. He settled in Tustin and was active in agricultural and civic affairs. He served on the Board of Directors of the Santiago Orange Association and was also chairman of the Board of Exemption during World War I. He married Lillian M. Dixson and had four children, including Dixson Tubbs and Mabel Louise Tubbs, the donor of this collection.
Extent
0.7 Linear feet (1 box and 1 oversize folder)
Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of California. Copyrights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.
Availability
Collection is open for research.