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Crippen (George) Business Records
MSS 0728  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Historical Note
  • Publication Rights
  • Acquisition Information
  • Preferred Citation

  • Descriptive Summary

    Languages: English
    Contributing Institution: Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego
    9500 Gilman Drive
    La Jolla 92093-0175
    Title: George Crippen Business Records
    Creator: Crippen, George
    Identifier/Call Number: MSS 0728
    Physical Description: 1.4 Linear feet (2 archives boxes, 7 oversize folders)
    Date (inclusive): 1878-1927
    Abstract: Business records of George Crippen, early San Diego businessman and investor. The records document the George Crippen Investment Company and Crippen's partnerships with brother-in-law Frank S. Jennings, including the Point Loma Investment Company. Materials include bond and real estate sales documents, water investment documents, correspondence, and local and federal tax information.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The George Crippen Business Records are arranged alphabetically by business venture. The bulk of the records are tax documents that show how Crippen's real estate holdings changed through the years. Also included are papers relating to real estate transactions and correspondence between Point Loma Investment Co. founders and their clients regarding transactions. Of note are real estate agreements from the Point Loma Land Loan and Town Company, an early land developer in San Diego, and Alonzo Horton, a prominent San Diegan.

    Historical Note

    George H. Crippen began buying properties in San Diego in the late 1800s, founding the George Crippen Investment Company shortly thereafter. During that time he also conducted several joint investments with brother-in-law Frank S. Jennings. In the early 1900s, Crippen and Jennings formed the Point Loma Investment Company, which sold land lots in San Diego and surrounding counties, and managed taxes for various people as well as for the City of San Diego.

    Publication Rights

    Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired 1983.

    Preferred Citation

    George Crippen Business Records, MSS 728. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Point Loma (San Diego, Calif.)
    Jennings, Frank -- Archives
    Crippen, George -- Archives
    Point Loma Investment Company -- Archives
    George Crippen Investment Company -- Archives