Guide to the Pomona Valley Water Companies' Records Collection, Water Resources Collection

Finding created by Russell Michalak
Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library, Claremont University Consortium 2008
Libraries of The Claremont Colleges
800 N. Dartmouth Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711
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Claremont University Consortium. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Pomona Valley Water Companies' Records Collection, Water Collection
creator: Del Monte Irrigation Company Monte Vista Water Company Richards Irrigation Company
Dates: 1887-1954
Extent: 3 feet (3 boxes)
Repository: Claremont Colleges. Honnold/Mudd Library.
800 N. Dartmouth Avenue
Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library
Claremont University Consortium
Claremont, California 91711
Abstract: There are three companies that comprise the Pomona Valley Water Companies' Collection: the Del Monte Irrigation Company, the Monte Vista Water Company and the Richards Irrigation Company. Records include bank statements, articles of incorporation, and minute books.
Collection Number: h19xx.32
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English
Physical Location: Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library. Claremont University Consortium.

Information for Researchers

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact Special Collections Library staff.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item] Pomona Valley Water Company Records Collection, Water Collection. Special Collections, Honnold Mudd Library, Claremont University Consortium.

Acquisition Information

Acquired from an Anonymous donor.

Processing Information

Arranged and Processed by Special Collections Staff.


No additions to the collection is anticipated.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

This collection consists of meeting minutes, and financial records.

Series Arrangement

Series 1 Del Monte Irrigation Company (Pomona)
Series 2 Monte Vista Water Company (Pomona)
Series 3 Richards Irrigation Company (Pomona)

Subject Headings

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection
Del Monte Irrigation Company -- Pomona (Calif.)
Monte Vista Water Company -- Pomona (Calif.)
Richards Irrigation Company
Southern California--water-rights
Southern California--water-supply


Series 1 Del Monte Irrigation Company, 1887 - 1954

box 1, folder 1

Articles of Incorporation, 1887

box 1, folder 2

Minute book -- F. L. Palmer, Secretary, 1887 - 1893

box 1, folder 2

Minute book -- H. L. Nichols, Secretary, 1893 - 1895

box 1, folder 2

Minute book -- John F. Owens, Secretary, 1895 - 1896

box 1, folder 2

Minute book -- Robert G. Loucks, Secretary, 1896 - 1897

box 1, folder 2

Minute book -- Robert G. Loucks, Secretary, 1896 - 1897

box 1, folder 2

Minute book -- Walter A. Lewis, 1897 - 1898

box 1, folder 3

Capitol Stock Record book, 1887

box 1, folder 4

Monthly accounts book, 1898-1934

box 1, folder 5

Assessment books, 1902-1954


There are 4 books.

Series 2 Monte Vista Water Company, 1909-1955

box 1, folder 1

Original Certificate of Incorporation. #57971, Undated

box 1, folder 2

By-Laws, 1909

box 1, folder 3

Stock certificates, 1909

box 1, folder 4

Semi-Annual accounts book, 1919

box 1, folder 5

Journal pages; operating results, 1919-1926

box 1, folder 6

Journal pages; operating results, 1927-1944

box 1, folder 7

Monthly Account Books, 1944-1955

box 1, folder 8

Assessment Books, 1954


Series 3 Richards Irrigation Company, 1932-1942

box 1, folder 1-3

Bank Books, First National Bank, Pomona, 1928-1942