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Harry A. Eastman Ranch collection
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Harry A. Eastman Ranch collection
    Dates: 1917-1974
    Collection Number: Consult library
    Creator/Collector: Eastman, Harry A. Eastman Ranch Company
    Extent: 2 archive boxes
    Repository: Ontario City Library, Robert E. Ellingwood Model Colony History Room
    Ontario, California 91764-4111
    Abstract: The Harry A. Eastman Ranch collection contains the business records of the Eastman Ranch Company along with a miscellany of personal papers, photos and memorabilia.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Collection open for research.

    Preferred Citation

    Harry A. Eastman Ranch collection. Ontario City Library, Robert E. Ellingwood Model Colony History Room

    Acquisition Information

    The Harry A. Eastman Ranch collection was donated to the Model Colony History Room by Mr. Eastman's sister, Marjorie Eastman Wilder, in 1984.

    Biography/Administrative History

    Harry Augustus Eastman (1879-1974) was a grove farmer and businessman in south Ontario from 1907 until 1970. His primary crop was walnuts, but he also grew citrus fruit and developed, but did not patent, a new strain of plum. His ranch was bounded by Francis, Walnut, Benson and Palmetto streets. In 1976 the city of Ontario purchased 15 acres of his land for a public park, now called the Homer F. Briggs Memorial Park.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Harry A. Eastman Ranch collection contains business and financial documents related to the Eastman Ranch Company including income and expense reports, financial statements, and operations. Also included are newspaper clippings, photographs, and correspondence.

    Indexing Terms

    Eastman, Harry A.
    Eastman Ranch Company
    Ontario (Calif.)
    Chino (Calif.)

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