Guide to the Augusta Bixler Farms Records, 1879-1970

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Guide to the Augusta Bixler Farms Records, 1879-1970

Collection number: MS 202B

California Historical Society



North Baker Research Library

San Francisco, California

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  • California Historical Society
  • North Baker Research Library
  • 678 Mission Street
  • San Francisco, California 94105-4014
  • Phone: (415) 357-1848, ext. 220
  • Fax: (415) 357-1850
  • Email: reference@calhist.org
  • URL: http://www.californiahistoricalsociety.org/
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© 1999 California Historical Society. All rights reserved.

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.

Publication Rights

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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.

Container List

Box 1, Volume 1

Account book, 1879-1889

Volume 2

Receipt book, mainly wages for labor, 1887

Volume 3

Ledger, 1889

Volume 4

Cash book, 1889-1894

Volume 5

Account book, 1886-1889

Box 2, Volume 6

Account book, 1889-1897

Volume 7

Day book, 1894-1897

Volume 8

Cash book, 1896-1900

Volume 9

Day book, 1898-1902

Volume 10

Cash book, 1901-1909

Volume 11

Account book, 1902-1908

Box 3, Folder 1

Farm land lease, 1907-08, with Joseph Ratto and John Ratto, Jr.

Folder 2

Farm land leases, 1912, with Nelson Lund and John Edmund Moran

Folder 3

Time and payroll sheets, 1908-09

Folder 4

Yearly reports, letters, legal notices, and research notes by William Hyde Irwin, 1921-28

Folder 5

Yearly reports, etc., 1929

Folder 6

Yearly reports, etc., 1930

Folder 7

Yearly reports, etc., 1931, January-July

Folder 8

Yearly reports, etc., 1931, August-December

Folder 9

Yearly reports, etc., 1932-33

Folder 10

Yearly reports, etc. 1934

Folder 11

Yearly reports, etc., 1935

Folder 12

Yearly reports, etc., 1936

Folder 13

Yearly reports, etc., 1937

Folder 14

Yearly reports, etc., 1938-39

Box 4, Folder 15

Yearly reports, etc., 1940

Folder 16

Yearly reports, etc., 1941

Folder 17

Yearly reports, etc., 1942

Folder 18

Yearly reports, etc., 1943-44

Folder 19

William Hyde Irwin's notes and miscellany

Folder 20

William Hyde Irwin's yearly summaries of farm, 1926-1970

Folder 21

Financial figures, 1928-40

 

Family papers

Folder 22

David Bixler's Wills, obits, etc., 1888-1908

Folder 23

Elizabeth Augusta Bixler's Wills, obits, etc., 1919

Folder 24

Elizabeth Augusta Bixler's volumes:

 

Vol. 1 - Inventory of jewels, silver, lace, etc.

 

Vol. 2 - Notebook of favorite quotes

 

Vol. 3 - 1898 Account book of European trip

Folder 25

Inventory of E.A. Bixler's estate

Folder 26

Letters, 1876-1914 some geneaological material

Folder 27

Hyde Family Scrapbook including family tree, 1883-98

Box 5, Folder 28

Hallie Hyde (autograph book)

Folder 29

Marriage of Hallie and Will Irwin

Folder 30

Letters sent on birth of son, William Hyde Irwin, 1903

Folder 31

Herman Irwin to David Smith Irwin, 1904

Folder 32

Siberius Saito to William Hyde Irwin, 1942, from Tanforan Assembly Center for Japanese-Americans

Folder 33

Autograph book of Montzuma High School, 1915-18, and commencement announcement, 1920, class of Will Irwin, Jr.