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Guide to the Augusta Bixler Farms Records, 1879-1970
MS 202B  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • History
  • Scope and Content
  • Added Entries
  • Separated Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Augusta Bixler Farms Records,
    Date (inclusive): 1879-1970
    Collection number: MS 202B
    Origination: Augusta Bixler Farms
    Extent: 5 boxes
    Repository: California Historical Society, North Baker Library
    San Francisco, California 94105-4014
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Donor

    Gift of William Hyde Irwin, 1972. Acc. no. 4

    Access

    Collection is open for research by appointment only.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to The North Baker Research Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Library Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The North Baker Research Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Augusta Bixler Farms Records. MS 202B, California Historical Society, North Baker Research Library.

    History

    This farm of approximately 4,400 acres was located on Union Island in the San Joaquin River and was a producer of grain, asparagus, truck crops, and alphalfa. This delta farm had been in the Hyde-Bixler family for four generations.

    Scope and Content

    The papers include accounts from the years when David Bixler (1831-1908) ran the farm, 1879-1908, and from the years that the Augusta Bixler Estate held the farm, 1920-1944. Included also are family letters, especially from Elizabeth Augusta Bixler, and research notes made by William Hyde Irwin in his preparation of Augusta Bixler Farms, 1973.

    Added Entries

    Adler, Felix, pp. 7, 8, 26 of folder 27 Organized Kindergarten Assoc. in 1878
    Bixler, Ben, folder 26
    Bixler, David (1831-1908), folders 22, 26, and 27, pp. 30, 31
    Bixler, Elizabeth Augusta Hyde (1838-1921), folders 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, and 27, pp. 7-9, 16, 18
    Bixler, Louis, folder 26
    Hyde, Rothwell, folders 26, 15 (1859-1926)
    Deering, Mabel Clare Croft, folder 30
    Erskine, Herbert W., folder 23
    Gillette, Edwin Frazer, folder 26
    Gillette, Hyde, folders 26, 15
    Gillette, Mabel (Daisy) Hyde (1871-1932), folders 20, 26
    Hyde, Helen, folders 26; 1901 letter in 29; pp. 32, 34, 36, 37, 38, 41, 42, etc. in folder 27
    Hyde, Kate de Vida, folder 23
    Hyde, Marietta Butler (1837-1898) folders 26, 28, and pp. 72-77 and back pages in 27
    Hyde, William Birelie (1842-1882), folder 26, and pp. 1-6 in folder 27 (obits)
    Hamilton, Samuel Plumbley (-1925), folder 23
    Irwin, Harriet (Hallie) Hyde (1876-1962), folders 20, 26, 28, 29, 30, and p. 79 in folder 27
    Irwin, Herman, folders 26, 31
    Irwin, Will, folders 29, 30, and p. 79 in folder 27
    Irwin, William Hyde (1903-), folders 19, 20, 30, 32, 33
    Irwin, David Smith, folder 31
    Jenks, Delphine Gillette, folder 26
    Luce, Grace, folders 26, 29
    Lund, Nelson, 1912 land lease in folder 2
    Moran, John Edmund, 1912 land lease in folder 2
    Morrison, Florence, folder 26
    Ratto, John, Jr., 1907-1908 land lease in folder 1
    Ratto, Joseph, 1907-1908 land lease in folder 1
    Saito, Siberius, letter, June 22, 1942 from Tanforan Center in folder 32
    Will, Howard
    Williams, Tom, folder 26
    Autograph books, folder 28 collected by Hallie Hyde, 1887-1892; folder 33 collected by William Hyde Irwin, 1915-1918
    Agricultural laborers
    XFarm laborers
    XFarm workers
    Ebell Society, folder 27, p. 27
    Death see EAB letter, 1908, folder 26
    Farms
    Family
    Field Seminary, Oakland, folder 28, and in 27 pp. 28-33, 72-73
    Kindergartens, folder 27
    Marriage, folder 29
    Mourning customs, folder 26, EAB 1908 letter
    Pioneer Kindergarten Assoc., folder 27, pp. 7-8, 26
    Public Free Kindergarten Assoc., folder 27, pp. 7-8
    St. Cecilia Coral Society, folder 27, p. 29
    Silver Star Kindergarten, folder 27, pp. 7-8, 26
    San Joaquin Delta
    The Sketch Club, folder 27, p. 39 and following
    Society of Local Arts Patrons, folder 27, pp. 40, 42
    Tanforan Assembly Center, folder 32
    Japanese in California, folder 32
    Woman's Exchange, folder 27, pp. 42-43
    Montzuma High School, folder 33

    Separated Material

    • Irwin, William Hyde, Augusta Bixler Farms, a California Delta Farm from Reclamation to the Fourth Generation of Owners. Transferred to book stacks.
    • Photographs placed in Photograph Department.
    • Montezuma Mountain School for Boys, 1920 Yearbook. Transferred to book stacks.
    • Bohemian Club, In Memoriam for Waldemar Young, 1908-38. Transferred to book stacks.