Guide to the Wellington Family Papers

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Guide to the Wellington Family Papers 1890/1930

Special Collections & University Archives

Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: Wellington Family Papers
Dates: 1890-1930
Identification: MS-0266
Creator: Wellington Family
Physical Description: 1.00 linear ft
Language of Materials: English
Repository: Special Collections & University Archives
5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
Phone: 619-594-6791

Family History:

Charles Irving Wellington came to San Diego in 1892 with his wife, Elnora (Fisher) Wellington and their three children, Claudia, Roy, and Earl. Wellington worked as a house painter and contractor. He also managed and later owned the Cholla Valley Salt Plant until it was destroyed in the 1916 flood. After living in the vicinity of San Diego Bay, Wellington bought an acre of land in the new Skinner Addition. He constructed a family home at this site which became the central meeting place for the Wellington and Fisher families. In his later years, Wellington became an amateur horticulturalist.

Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Family Name:

Fisher family
Wellington family

Genre/Form of Material:

Personal Papers

Geographic Name:

San Diego (Calif.) -- Biography -- Sources

Personal Name:

Wellington, Charles Irving
Wellington, Edwin R. -- Correspondence

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Use:

The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.  Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation:

Identification of item, folder title, box number, Wellington Family Papers, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

Scope and Contents

The collection documents both the Wellington and Fisher families.

Detailed List of Contents

Box 1, Folder 1

Correspondence (photocopy) of Edwin R. Wellington (father of Charles Irving Wellington). RE: Civil War pension

Box 1, Folder 2

Miscellaneous Financial Materials (photocopy)

Box 1, Folder 3

History of the Wellington Family, written by an unidentified member of the family and dedicated to Grace Wellington. Holograph manuscript (photocopy) 15 pages

Box 1, Folder 4

Eulogy on death of Edward Fisher (father of Nora Fisher)

Box 1, Folder 5

13 photographs

Box 1, Folder 6

14 photographs

Box 1, Folder 7

13 photographs

Box 1, Folder 8

13 photographs

Box 1, Folder 9

Notes on Wellington and Fisher Family pictures; negatives and gallery proofs of photographs

Box 1, Folder 10

Copies of annotations on versos of originals, photographs