Finding Aid for the William M. Baird Papers LSC.0331

Finding aid preapred by Manuscripts Division staff, April 1994; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé.
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Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Title: William M. Baird papers
Creator: Baird, William M. (William Martyn)
Identifier/Call Number: LSC.0331
Physical Description: 10.5 Linear Feet (21 boxes)
Date (inclusive): 1914-1936
Physical Location: Stored off-site. All requests to access special collections material must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.
Language of Material: Materials are in English.

Restrictions on Access

Portions of collection unprocessed. Materials in the collection except for boxes 10-21 are unavailable for access. Please contact Special Collections reference ( for more information.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], William M. Baird Papers (Collection 331). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Processing Information

Processed by Manuscripts Division staff, April 1994.
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UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 9942303463606533 

Scope and Content

Boxes 10-21 include correspondence, receipted bills, cancelled checks, articles of incorporation, letterbooks, cashbooks, deeds, tax records, ledgers, other legal instruments and business papers, journals, photographs, and newspapers pertaining to the Curtis Ranch, Bloomington, San Bernardino County, California, owned and operated by William M. Baird. Includes over 4000 letters relating to the running of the ranch, runs of local newspapers, various fruit company labels, and other printed documentation. Subjects include the development of irrigation and water companies, agriculture, land grants and litigation, and federal land banks. Nursery catalogs were added to Collection 1207.
  • Removed from Box 19: Rose Parade souvenir books, issues of This Month In Monrovia & Standard Oil Bulletin - catalogued in ORION.
  • Nursery catalogs added to collection 1207 - Nursery catalogs. Available at UCLA Library Special Collections.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Online resources.
Ranchers -- California -- San Bernardino County -- Archives.
Baird, William M. (William Martyn), 1862-1931--Archives

box 1, box 2, box 3, box 4, box 5, box 6, box 7, box 8, box 9


box 10, box 11

Receipted bills of Citrus Ranch, Bloomington, San Bernardino, California.

box 12


box 13

Ledgers, cashbooks.

box 14

Articles of incorporation, title cases.

box 15, box 16


box 17

Letterbook, scrapbook.

box 18


box 19

Tax Records, (2 folders). 1886-1944

box 19

The Bugle. Davenport, Iowa, 1934.

box 19

Baird Ranch, 1 photograph. By Tucker Studio. n.d.

box 19

Photos. 1) Solarium 2) Unidentified home 3) Pier, Long Beach - #108 Hovey print.

box 19

Duarte voter registration, 1896.

box 19

Citrus labels & publication.

box 20

Correspondence, bills and receipts.

box 21

Correspondence and accounts.