George Crippen Business Records

Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego
Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego
Copyright 2010
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla 92093-0175

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



Box 1, Folder 1

Bivins, Mary, Estate of - In Probate Court County of Alameda 1883


Bond flyers

Box 1, Folder 2


Box 1, Folder 3

Stevens and Company

Box 1, Folder 4-5

Certificates of real estate sales and grant deeds 1888-1912

Box 1, Folder 6, Oversize FB-203-01

Certificates of real estate sales - Miscellaneous 1878-1893

Box 1, Folder 7

Conklin, N.H. - City tax receipt 1891


George Crippen Investment Co

Box 1, Folder 8, Oversize FB-203-02

Capital Stock tax receipts 1917

Box 1, Folder 9, Oversize FB-203-03

Federal tax returns 1913-1927

Box 1, Folder 10

Horton's Addition land grant deeds 1897-1910

Box 1, Folder 11

San Diego City tax receipts 1907-1911

Box 1, Folder 12, Oversize FB-203-04

State and County taxes 1908-1912

Box 1, Folder 13

Horton's Addition - State and County taxes 1903-1909

Box 1, Folder 14

Horton's Meeting Int. - San Diego City tax receipt 1903-1904

Box 1, Folder 15

Hospital of the Good Samaritan - San Diego City tax receipts 1901-1903


Jennings and Crippen

Box 1, Folder 16

Agreements to sell land 1912-1919

Box 1, Folder 17

Jamacha Irrigation District Assessment 1894-1895

Box 1, Folder 18, Oversize FB-203-05

San Diego City tax receipts 1888-1902

Box 1, Folder 19, Oversize FB-203-06

State and County tax receipts 1888-1902

Box 1, Folder 20

Miscellaneous real estate notes


Point Loma Investment Co

Box 1, Folder 21

Bank book 1917-1922



Box 1, Folder 22


Box 1, Folder 23


Box 2, Folder 1


Box 2, Folder 2


Box 2, Folder 3


Box 2, Folder 4


Box 2, Folder 5, Oversize FB-204-01

Federal tax returns 1912-1927

Box 2, Folder 6

San Diego City tax receipts 1909-1917

Box 2, Folder 7

Semiannual interest statements 1914