Title:James Franklin Houghton family papers, approximately 1882-1960
Creator/Contributor:Houghton, J. F. (James Franklin), 1827-1903, creator, creator.
Houghton, J. F. (James Franklin) -- 1827-1903 -- Archives
Real estate development -- California
Real estate development -- California -- Los Angeles
Real estate development -- California -- San Bernandino County
Real estate development -- California -- Berkeley
Includes correspondence, printed and manuscript maps, financial records, reports, and related materials. Oversize folder contains:
Color illustrated poster/map of the Gage Canal Systen and Arlington Heights, Riverside, Calif.; 2 maps of the Phillips Tract
in Rancho La Puente, Los Angeles, approximately 1884; a tract map of Oak Ridge, Claremont, Berkekey, Calif.; a tract map entitled
California's Model Colony, Yucaipa Valley, Subdivision 1, San Bernadino; a tract map of the Central Land Company, Oakland
(between Telegraph and San Pablo); an annotated topographical map of Houghton's cattle rance in the Yucaipa Valley; a tract
map of the Northbrae tract, Berkeley, Calif.; a plat map of the Mohave Stock Ranch, San Bernadino; Riverside Water Company
bond coupons; a map of the lands of the Riverside Land and Irrigating Company, San Bernadino, Calif.; an annotated map of
swamp lands known as Bowls Meadow, Modoc County, Calif.; a tract map of town of Rolinda, Fresno County, Calif.; a plat map
on cloth of 121 acres in Santa Clara County, including tract sold to J.F. Houghton by A.P. Stanford.
James Franklin Houghton family papers, BANC MSS 89/76, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
James Franklin Houghton was born December 1, 1827 in Cambridge, Massachusetts and arrived in California in 1850. He was founder
of the Pine and Houghton lumber firm. Houghton was a civil engineer and served as Surveyor General of California from 1862-1868.
During this time, Houghton defined the boundary lines betweeen California and Nevada and secured legislation in Washington
to quit land titles in California. He died in San Francisco January 31, 1903.
Gift of Mr. Winslow Hall; 1988.
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