The collection includes early county
records given to Baldwin by the Irvine Company, as well as materials documenting Baldwin's
work with Southern California agriculture. Records primarily document the San Joaquin Fruit
Company, the San Joaquin Fruit and Investment Company, and the Frances Mutual Water Company,
but also pertain to corporations that maintained business relations with these companies.
Other entities include the Irvine Citrus Association, the Utt Development Company, and the
Irvine Company. Records are comprised of blueprints, plans, ledgers, minutes, deeds, leases,
grants, articles of incorporation, and other materials.
G. Lewis Baldwin was an employee of The Irvine Company and the San Joaquin Fruit and
Investment Company. He was a member of the Avocado Advisory Board in Orange County,
California, assistant secretary of the Utt Development Company, and member of the Board of
Directors for the Frances Citrus Association and Frances Mutual Water Company. He was also
Chairman of Calavo Avocado Growers Exchange.
11.5 Linear Feet
(11 boxes and 1 oversize folder)
Property rights reside with the University of California. Copyrights are retained by the
creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to reproduce or to publish, please
contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.
The collection is unprocessed. It is open for research with the exception of select
oversized items that are temporarily restricted due to preservation needs.