Harry A. Eastman Ranch collection

Finding aid created by Ontario City Library, Robert E. Ellingwood Model Colony History Room staff using RecordEXPRESS
Ontario City Library, Robert E. Ellingwood Model Colony History Room
215 East "C" Street
Ontario, California 91764-4111
(909) 395-2206
localhistory@ci.ontario.ca.us
http://www.ci.ontario.ca.us/index.aspx?page=390
2014


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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