Guide to the Sydney A. Tibbetts Papers and Reports, 1907-1957

Processed by Marie Byrne; completed by David Kessler
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Guide to the Sydney A. Tibbetts Papers and Reports, 1907-1957

Collection number: BANC MSS 68/75 c

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California

Contact Information:

Processed by:
Marie Byrne
Completed by:
David Kessler
Date Completed:
August 1992
Encoded by:
Marilyn Sbardellati-Bolak
© 1996 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Sydney A. Tibbetts Papers and Reports,
Date: 1907-1957
Collection Number: BANC MSS 68/75 c
Collector: Tibbetts, Sydney A.
Extent: Number of containers: 2 boxes Linear feet: .8
Repository: The Bancroft Library
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Abstract: Materials prepared as industrial chemist and geologist. Papers pertain to investigation and development of wells and irrigation in California, and include water and soil anaylses; and correspondence and legal papers relating to the suit of Prather vs. Hoberg over water rights in Lake County, 1933-1940, in which he was called as expert witness. Also included are some reports written with Tibbetts's brother, Frederick Horace Tibbetts.
Languages Represented: English

Information for Researchers


Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of the Manuscripts Division. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Sydney A. Tibbetts papers and reports, BANC MSS 68/75 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Related Collection

Title: Sydney A. Tibbetts Geological Reports, 1925-1938,
Identifier/Call Number: BANC MSS 67/78 c,
is included in the History of Science and Technology Collection.

Materials Cataloged Separately

  • Photographs have been transferred to Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Library.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

The Sydney A. Tibbetts Papers and Reports were purchased from Holmes Book Company on November 14, 1967.

Container List

Box 1, folder 1

Report on Artesian Basin of Livermore Valley 1907


Supplementary report 1912

folder 2

Report on the Geological and Chemical Conditions at the Site of the Proposed Reservoir for the City of Antioch 1922

folder 3

Report to the Board of Trustees, Knights of Pythias Home... on Water Supply for the Home, with related correspondence 1929

folder 4

Report on the development of a water supply for the Underwood Ranch, prepared for A. J. Molera, with related correspondence and papers 1930

folder 5

Reports on water and soil of Castroville Ranch prepared for A. J. Molera, with related notes 1930-1931

folder 6

Report for Mr. L. B. Quimby re possible well, near Lafayette, California 1936

folder 7

Report on the Commonwealth Claims, Alaska, with related material 1937

Box 2, folder 1

Report on the Victory Mine, with related notes and clippings 1948

folder 2

Report to Mrs. David Butler on the Topography, Geology and Chemical Features of Section I, Township 20 North, Range 4 East ... about 10 miles above Oroville, California 1957

folder 3

Kilkenny, T. D.: Preliminary Report on Additional Water Supply for City of Vallejo, prepared with assistance of the Tibbetts 1920

folder 4

Tibbetts, Frederick Horace: [Reports on Alkali Investigations for the Meek Estate] (with cooperation of Sydney A. Tibbetts, with related correspondence and notes 1926,1929

folder 5

Tibbetts, Frederick Horace: Report...on Appraisal of McArthur Ranch (with cooperation of Sydney A. Tibbetts) 1923

folder 6

Hammatt, W. C.: Report of investigation of Water Requirements for Irrigation of McArthur Ranch, Shasta County, California 1923

folder 7

Correspondence and legal Papers in suit for water rights to Adam Springs, Lake County, Prather vs. Hoberg, in which S. A. Tibbetts was witness 1932-1940

folder 8

Soil and water analyses, including calculations, correspondence and analyses 1916-1947

folder 9

Soil and water analyses (not by Tibbetts)

folder 10

Miscellaneous accounts