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Guide to the Junipero Land and Water Company Records MS 237
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  • Biographical / Historical Notes
  • Scope and Content
  • Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
  • Arrangement
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Processing Information
  • Preferred Citation

  • Title: Junipero Land and Water Company Records
    Identifier/Call Number: MS 237
    Contributing Institution: San Diego History Center Document Collection
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.5 Linear feet (1 box)
    Date (inclusive): 1887 March 1-1910 January 17
    Abstract: The collection contains business ledgers and records for the Junipero Land and Water Company from March 1, 1887 to January 17, 1910.
    creator: Junipero Land and Water Company.

    Biographical / Historical Notes

    Charles J. Fox was born in Massachusetts in 1835. He came to San Diego in 1868, already a highly respected civil engineer. Within three years, he helped lay out the new town of San Diego. He was also engaged by Texas Pacific and other railway surveys to locate suitable passages through the Southern California mountains. He organized the Junipero Land and Water Company in 1887, and remained president of the company till his death in 1898.
    The purpose of the Junipero Land and Water Company was “to purchase, own, hold, cultivate, improve, subdivide and sell real property in the County of San Diego.” The original directors of the company included John G. Capron, C.C. Seaman, E.S. Chase, and O.S. Hubbell. Their first planned projects included the establishment of a stagecoach line between San Diego and Grantville, the establishment of a Soldier’s Home on land owned by the Grant Army of the Republic in Grantville, and the subdivision of their Mission Valley property into 5-acre tracts for resale.
    After the death of Charles J. Fox in 1898, the company was engaged in a lawsuit by the estates of Artia A. Fox and Charles J. Fox over unpaid interest on a $10,000 note. The president after Fox, David Seaman, quickly resigned. In 1907, after the original directors stopped appearing for meetings, the remaining stockholders elected a new set of directors with Frederick J. Proctor as president. The new directors handled all delinquent bills and taxes, and sold off the Mission Valley and Grantville properties in 1909.

    Scope and Content

    The collection contains business ledgers and records for the Junipero Land and Water Company. Ledgers contain the company’s articles of incorporation, meeting minutes, and records of stocks sold, cancelled, and stocks transferred between individuals. Also included are financial notes and receipts.

    Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

    Spine of ledger (Box 1 folder 1) is damaged and the front cover is partially deattached. (July 30, 2012)

    Arrangement

    Collection is arranged by subject.

    Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Conditions Governing Use

    The San Diego History Center (SDHC) holds the copyright to any unpublished materials. SDHC Library regulations do apply.

    Processing Information

    Collection processed by Samantha Mills on July 30, 2012.
    Collection processed as part of grant project supported by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) with generous funding from The Andrew Mellon Foundation.

    Preferred Citation

    Junipero Land and Water Company Records, MS 237, San Diego History Center Document Collection, San Diego, CA.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Capron, John G.
    Chase, E. S.
    Fox, Artia A.
    Fox, Charles J.
    Grand Army of the Republic.
    Hall, M.
    Harrison, George R.
    Hubbell, O. S.
    Ingle, Heber
    Ingle, Jerauld
    Ingle, Leda J.
    Junipero Land and Water Company.
    Proctor, Frederick J.
    San Diego Flume Company.
    Seaman, C. C.
    Seaman, David
    Steinmetz, A.
    Stewart, F. W.
    Strickland, E. F.
    Account books
    Grantville (San Diego, Calif.)
    Land companies
    Land subdivision
    Mission Valley (Calif.)
    Real property
    San Diego (Calif.)