Walton B. Sinclair papers

Finding aid prepared by Carlota Ramirez, 2017.
Special Collections & University Archives
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University of California
Riverside, California 92517-5900
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Walton B. Sinclair papers
Date (inclusive): 1941-1972, undated.
Date (bulk): 1944-1946
Collection Number: UA 064
Creator: Sinclair, Walton B., 1900-1979
Extent: 0.21 Linear Feet (1 box)
Repository: Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
Riverside, CA 92517-5900
Abstract: This collection contains publications written and co-written by Walton B. Sinclair, a pioneer plant biochemist who worked at the Citrus Experiment Station in Riverside beginning in 1932 and was a professor emeritus of biochemistry at the University of California, Riverside. Publications in the collection focus on Sinclair's research regarding the biochemistry of various citrus fruits, as well as an article Sinclair wrote regarding the state of higher education in the Southern United States.
Languages: The collection is in English.


The collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[identification of item], [date if possible]. Walton B. Sinclair papers (UA 064). Special Collections & University Archives, University of California, Riverside.

Processing History

The collection was processed by Carlota Ramirez in 2017.
Processing of the Walton B. Sinclair papers was completed by undergraduate students form the University of California, Riverside as part of the Special Collections & University Archives Backlog Processing Project started in 2015. This project was funded by the UCR Library and administered by Jessica Geiser, Collections Management Librarian.

Biographical Note

A pioneer plant biochemist, Walton B. Sinclair first began his work in Riverside at the Citrus Experiment Station in 1932. He focused his research on the biochemistry of citrus fruits, and among many other achievements his work was used to develop the legal standards for marketing in the California citrus industry. He is also known for his monographs on citrus, which became standard reference materials for the study of fruits like the lemon, orange, and grapefruit.
He was a professor emeritus in biochemistry at UC Riverside, and served as Chairman of the Department of Biochemistry until his retirement in 1968.

Collection Scope and Contents

This collection contains research articles written and co-written by Walton B. Sinclair, mostly regarding the biochemistry and acidity of various citrus fruits, including lemons, grapefruit and Valencia oranges. The collection also includes an article Sinclair wrote regarding the state of higher education in the Southern United States.

Collection Arrangement

Materials in the collection are arranged topically.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


Citrus fruits -- Research.
Sinclair, Walton B., 1900-1979

Genres and Forms of Materials


Collection Contents

Box 1, Folder 1

Citrus Fruits, Juices, Oils and Peels 1945-1959

Box 1, Folder 2

Grapefruit 1944-1946, 1972

Box 1, Folder 3

Lemons and Lemon Juice 1945-1946

Box 1, Folder 4

Valencia Oranges 1941-1961

Box 1, Folder 5

Education in the South undated