The collection consists of
correspondence, writings, speeches, and report materials. Hutchins served for 62 years in
various bureaus and offices of the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture; his major work dealt with
water laws and water rights in the Western States. He also lectured on water law and
institutions at the University of California.
Wells A. Hutchins, a nationally recognized authority on Western water laws, had completed
over 62 years of service with the Department of Agriculture at the time of his death in
Berkeley, California, on September 19, 1970. As an employee of Natural Resource Economics
Division, he was completing the final draft of his comprehensive, multi-volume work,
State Water Rights Laws of the Nineteen Western States.
13.0 linear feet
Copyright has not been assigned to the University of California, Riverside Libraries,
Special Collections & University Archives. Distribution or reproduction of materials
protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of
the copyright owners. To the extent other restrictions apply, permission for distribution or
reproduction from the applicable rights holder is also required. Responsibility for
obtaining permissions, and for any use rests exclusively with the user.
The collection is open for research.