INVENTORY OF THE HOLLAND LAND COMPANY RECORDS

Melissa Tyler
Department of Special Collections
General Library
University of California, Davis
100 North West Quad
Davis, CA 95616-5292
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Creator: Holland Land Company (Calif.)
Title: Holland Land Company Records,
Date: 1909-1953
Date (bulk): bulk 1916-1942
Extent: 11.8 linear feet
Abstract: The Holland Land Company Records (1909-1953) consist of minute books, scrapbooks, photographic materials, and other records. The Holland Land Co. was incorporated in 1916. Its operations headquarters were in Reclamation District 999, Clarksburg, California, Yolo County. During the 1920s, the Holland Land Co. owned more than fifty thousand acres in Solano and Yolo Counties. The company used equipment including clamshell dredges, ditchers, draglines, pumps, and tractors to build levees and canals and reclaim Delta marshland. The company built roads, bridges, and buildings on its land and planted a wide variety of crops. The Holland Land Co. was dissolved in 1942.
Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored off site.
Repository: University of California, Davis. General Library. Department of Special Collections.
100 North West Quad
Davis, California 95616-5292
Collection number: D-118
Language of Material: Collection materials in English

Administrative History

Operations headquarters for the Holland Land Company were in Clarksburg, California, located at the northwestern edge of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. Situated in the southeastern corner of Yolo County, Clarksburg was on the west side of the Sacramento River about fifteen miles south of and across the river from the city of Sacramento. There was no bridge across the Sacramento River near Clarksburg (until the Freeport Bridge opened in 1929), so Clarksburg area residents depended on ferryboats for river crossings. Clarksburg was also physically isolated from the rest of Yolo County by miles of tule marshes. Clarksburg, Lisbon, and Merritt Island were all part of Merritt Township, Yolo County.
During the second half of the nineteenth century, floods were a serious problem for Clarksburg area residents. They built their homes on high ground and on pilings to protect themselves from rising waters, and some lived in houseboats. Early settlers made their living by fishing, hunting wild ducks and geese, cutting wood, and doing their best to raise crops and cattle in the flood-prone Delta marshland. Roads and bridges were either in terrible condition or non-existent, so through the first two decades of the twentieth century, the Sacramento River was Clarksburg's main transportation route. Passengers and freight were carried up and down the river on the many riverboats that ran on regular schedules between San Francisco and Red Bluff. Most farm produce left Clarksburg by boat. Elk Slough along the western edge of Merritt Island was also a busy channel for barges.
In the 1860s the California Legislature passed laws authorizing the formation of reclamation districts, which were to be units of local government organized and financed by the residents of an area to build levees along the rivers to keep the water out, and to build canals in the basins to drain the seepage. In 1870, Merritt Island landowners formed the first reclamation district in Merritt Township, Reclamation District (R.D.) 150, which built eighteen miles of levees, around Merritt Island. Organized in 1877, the Lisbon District, R.D. 307, built fourteen miles of levees around land north of Merritt Island to Babel Slough. Though the levees built by these pioneering reclamation districts protected the land against some of the rising waters, the area still suffered from flooding.
It was not until 1911 that the California Legislature adopted the Sacramento Flood Control Plan. The plan called for federal and state governments, reclamation districts, and private companies to cooperate in controlling flooding in the Sacramento River. They would do this by building continuous levees along the entire length of the river, enlarging the mouth of the river, removing debris from the Sacramento and its tributaries, and creating by-passes in the Sutter and Yolo basins to divert excess water from the main channel of the Sacramento River. The large profits that could be made by reclaiming and selling fertile farm land, adjacent to the Sacramento River but protected from flooding, attracted investors to reclamation projects. Many major projects commenced circa 1911 and were completed by the early 1920s, resulting in extensive and effective flood protection for Delta land.
In 1911, Isaac B. Parsons of the Bank of Hayward began buying land in the vicinity of Clarksburg for a group of men who were to form the Netherlands Farms Company. These men petitioned for the formation of a reclamation district, and in 1913 the California Legislature created R.D. 999. Financial difficulties and the outbreak of war in Europe, led to the dissolution of the Netherlands Farms Co. on March 3, 1917.
The Holland Land Company, incorporated on May 26, 1916 with three million dollars in order to protect and profit from the investment made by the Netherlands Farms Co. By the end of 1916, the Holland Land Co. paid off the debts of the Netherlands Farms Co. and began the work of reclaiming the Holland District (R.D. 999), including Clarksburg. The Holland Land Co. divided its capital stock of three million dollars into thirty thousand shares worth one hundred dollars each. The first seven members of the board of directors were: J.V. Mendenhall (president and treasurer), T.A. Allan (first vice president), D. Hadsell (second vice president), W.J. Seaborn (secretary), M.E. Addis, T.T.C. Gregory, and J.P. O'Connor. In the 1920s, land owned in Solano and Yolo counties by the Holland Land Co. exceeded fifty thousand acres and was bounded by Ryer Island to the south, the Yolo Basin to the west, Elk Slough to the east, and the Lisbon District (R.D. 307) to the north.
When the Holland Land Co. began its reclamation work in 1916, the ground of the Holland District was wet and soft and covered with almost impenetrable tules growing seven to twelve feet high. No roads and levees existed. Reclamation of the Holland District took about two years, cost $2,500,000, and involved using heavy equipment including clamshell dredges, draglines, ditchers, and tractors. To remove excess water from farmland in winter and to provide water for irrigation in summer, the company built thirty-five miles of levees, 150 miles of canals, one 175,000 gallon-a-minute main pumping plant, and eighteen subsidiary pumping plants. The enormous leather-belt-driven pumps at the main pumping plant of R.D. 999 were installed in 1917. The Holland Land Co. also drained Big Lake and constructed twenty-five miles of roads, one hundred bridges, and over ninety farm buildings.
In September 1919, the Holland Land Co. formed an additional $450,000 company, the Holland By-Pass Company, to enclose with levees nearly three thousand acres in the Yolo Bypass. Members of the board were W.J. Seaborn (chairman), A.J. Ottem (secretary), J.G. Sweet, E.A. Ingalls, and S. Brown. Circa March 1924, when the Holland By-Pass Co. accomplished its purpose, the company was dissolved and all its assets were transferred to the Holland Land Co.
After the levees were built, the Holland Land Co. prepared its land for planting by using teams, plows, and horse-drawn Fresno scrapers. Circa 1918, the Holland Land Co. began planting crops to sell for cash and to set an example for prospective buyers and tenants. Formerly Superintendent of the Netherlands Farms Co., Gus Olson (1888-1970), an engineer and General Manager of the Holland Land Co., farmed successfully on the newly reclaimed land at the company's headquarters. Under Olson's direction, the company experimented with a wide variety of crops including alfalfa, asparagus, barley, beans, celery, lettuce, potatoes, sugar beets, and wheat. The company also established a nursery of five hundred thousand fruit and shade trees, and more than one hundred thousand fruit trees were planted in the district. Pear trees were particularly well-suited to the Clarksburg area.
In the spring of 1918, once the Holland Land Co. had completed much of its reclamation work and the Clarksburg area was protected from seasonal flooding, the company began developing and marketing its land. Most of the lots it sold were for farms and residences, but some were for commercial enterprises. The company's policy was to sell a buyer not more than three thousand acres, at a minimum of $250 per acre, with a ten percent down payment and ten annual payments. The company sought to attract university-educated, experienced farmers who would farm their own land and contribute to community life. Therefore, many families associated with the University of California, Davis (then the University Farm) settled in Clarksburg. The Holland Land Co. sold its land holdings off quickly and paid its first one dollar dividend to its stockholders in 1922. It continued to pay dividends even during the Great Depression years. On December 23, 1942, with all of its land, in private hands and maintenance of the reclamation system the responsibility of R.D. 999, the Holland Land Co. was dissolved.
Source Consulted:
Walters, Shipley. Clarksburg: Delta Community. Woodland, CA: Yolo County Historical Society, 1988.

Scope and Content

The Holland Land Company Records span the years 1909 to 1953, but the bulk of the materials date from 1916 to 1942. The records are arranged in four series: 1. Minute Books, 2. Scrapbooks, 3. Other Records, and 4. Photographic Material. Five of the minute books were created by the Holland Land Co., and one is the work of a subsidiary, the Holland By-Pass Co. Minute books hold articles of incorporation, by-laws, annual reports, minutes of stockholders' meetings, and other legal and financial documents. The three scrapbooks contain clippings, flyers, and other materials promoting the Holland Land Co., its properties, and California agriculture in general. The photographs contained in the Holland Land Co. Records are rich sources of information about Clarksburg, California history and land reclamation and agriculture in the California Delta region during the early part of the twentieth century. Included are numerous photographs of Clarksburg area buildings, people, crops and fields, waterways, modes of transportation, hydraulic facilities, and land reclamation and agricultural equipment. Many of the images are identified.

Related Collections

Other materials related to the Holland Land Company Records and to the history of the California Delta region may be found in the following collections at Special Collections:
D-044: Liberty Farms Company Archives.
D-196: Reclamation District No. 551 Archives.
D-394: Colby E. "Babe" Slater Collection.
D-405: McKinnon Ruble Family Papers.
The Clarksburg Branch Library of the Yolo County Library also holds materials related to the history of Clarksburg and the Holland Land Co.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Holland Land Company (Calif.)--Archives.
Holland By-Pass Company--Archives.
Olson, Gus, 1888-1970.
Agriculture--California--Solano County.
Agriculture--California--Yolo County.
Dredges.
Dredging.
Flood control.
Reclamation of land--California--Solano County.
Reclamation of land--California--Yolo County.
Clarksburg (Calif.)--History.
Delta Region (Calif.)--History.
Sacramento River (Calif.)

Access

Collection is open for research under regular Reading Room rules and copyright restrictions.

Acquisition Information

Gus Olson, Jr. (Nov. 14, 1914-Nov. 22, 1990), gave the Holland Land Co. Records to the Library in December 1976. He was the son of Gus Olson, Sr. (Dec. 2, 1888-Sept. 21, 1970), and Mabel Lawlor Olson (1894-1969) of Clarksburg, California.
Gus Olson, Sr., was an engineer, who moved to Clarksburg in 1914 to become Superintendent of the Netherlands Farm Co. In 1916, he became General Manager of the Holland Land Co. in Clarksburg, a position he would hold until 1941. From 1916 onward he was a member of the Board of Trustees of Reclamation District 999. Gus Olson, Sr., served as a Regent of the University of California from 1951 to 1960.

Processing Information

Melissa Tyler processed these records and created and encoded this finding aid.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Holland Land Company Records, D-118, Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis.

Publication Rights

Copyright is protected by the copyright law, chapter 17, of the U.S. Code. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections, University of California, Library, Davis 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 researcher.

Collection Contents

 

Series 1. Minute Books 1916-1942,

Physical Description: 6 volumes

Scope and Content Note

Contains five minute books created by the Holland Land Co. and one created by a subsidiary, the Holland By-Pass Co.
Wrapped Volumes 1-5

Subseries 1.1. Holland Land Company, minute books 1916-1942,

Physical Description: 5 volumes

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically.
Wrapped Volume 6

Subseries 1.2. Holland By-Pass Company, minute book 1919-1924,

Physical Description: 1 volume
Wrapped Volumes 7-9

Series 2. Scrapbooks 1919-1933,

Physical Description: 3 volumes

Scope and Content Note

Scrapbooks contain clippings, flyers, and other materials promoting the Holland Land Co., its properties, and California agriculture in general.
 

Series 3. Other Records 1909-1953,

Physical Description: 7 folders

Scope and Content Note

Contains two deeds, one business card, and a small amount of material related to Clarksburg's early residents including a Clarksburg High School newspaper, three clippings, notes, and two receipts.
Box 1:1

Deeds, Lot no. 37, Holland Land Companysubdivision no. 4, Yolo County, Calif. 1923-1936.

Box: 1:2

Business card, Edward Dutra, Dutra Dredging Company undated

Box: 1:3-7

History file 1909-1953.

 

Series 4. Photographic Materials circa 1910-1939,

Physical Description: 7 document cases

Scope and Content Note

Arranged in three subseries: envelopes and folders with notes, photographic prints and negatives, and photograph albums.
Box: 1:8-12

Subseries 4.1. Envelopes and folders with notes undated,

Physical Description: 5 folders

Scope and Content Note

Labeled envelopes and folders in which photographic prints and negatives (those not in albums) were once organized.
 

Subseries 4.2. Photographic prints and negatives circa 1910-1939,

Physical Description: 183 folders

Scope and Content Note

Arranged in two subject categories: 1. facilities, 2. crops and agricultural technology. Contains a small number of negatives and many photographic prints that were stored in folders and envelopes and not in albums. Some of the prints are duplicates of those held in the albums.
 

Subseries 4.2.1. Facilities circa 1910-1928,

Physical Description: 106 folders

Scope and Content Note

Arranged alphabetically by type of facility. Most are of these facilities were in or near Clarksburg (Calif.), Elk Slough, the Sacramento River, and the Yolo Bypass. Images of facilities include those of bridges, buildings, ferries, hydraulic facilities, railroads, recreational facilities, roads, and wharves. Pictured along with the facilities are boats, bodies of water, canals, culverts, ditchers, ditches, draglines, dredges, horses, levees, people, plows, pumps, road construction equipment, scrapers, seepage, tractors, and vehicles.
Box: 1:13

Bridges, Duck Slough undated,

Physical Description: 7 prints, 1 neg.
Box: 1:14-16

Bridges, Elk Slough Aug. 19, 1914, undated,

Physical Description: 9 prints
Box: 1:17-18

Bridges, Sacramento River [1923], undated,

Physical Description: 4 prints
Box: 1:19

Buildings, Ah Wing Camp undated,

Physical Description: 3 prints
Box: 1:20

Buildings, Alameda Sugar Co. March 1924,

Physical Description: 1 print
Box: 1:21

Buildings, Benedix house and barn undated,

Physical Description: 1 print
Box: 1:22

Buildings; Cave, J.H.; farm undated,

Physical Description: 1 print
Box: 1:23

Buildings, Clarksburg, "looking south to Clarksburg from Lisbon pumphouse" undated,

Physical Description: 5 prints, 1 neg.
Box: 1:24

Buildings, Clarksburg Union School circa 1923,

Physical Description: 18 prints
Box: 1:25

Buildings, Elgin Lease, corn cribs circa 1919,

Physical Description: 2 prints
Box: 1:26

Buildings, gold mine, unidentified location undated,

Physical Description: 5 prints
Box: 2:1-8

Buildings, Headquarters 1918-1922, undated,

Physical Description: 15 prints
Box: 2:9

Buildings, Holland and Little Holland undated,

Physical Description: 3 prints
Box: 2:10

Buildings; Hollister, Charles; home undated,

Physical Description: 3 prints, 1 neg.
Box: 2:11

Buildings, King Island, camp May 1923,

Physical Description: 2 prints
Box: 2:12

Buildings, Lot no. 13 undated,

Physical Description: 1 print
Box: 2:13

Buildings, Main Pumping Plant, operator's residence July 14, 1924,

Physical Description: 1 print
Box: 2:14

Buildings, Peterson Place, Lower Headquarters undated,

Physical Description: 3 prints
Box: 2:15

Buildings; Pollock, G.G.; house July 1922,

Physical Description: 2 prints
Box: 2:16-17

Buildings, Sacramento Farms Co. July 1922, undated,

Physical Description: 4 prints
Box: 2:18

Buildings; Scott, J.J.; residence undated,

Physical Description: 2 prints
Box: 2:19

Buildings, Scribner house (east of Clarksburg) undated,

Physical Description: 2 prints
Box: 2:20

Buildings; Smith, I.H.; house Jan. 30, 1922,

Physical Description: 2 prints
Box: 2:21

Buildings; Smith, I.H. and Leathers, J.G.; houses Jan. 30, 1922,

Physical Description: 1 print
Box: 2:22

Buildings, Stam headquarters undated,

Physical Description: 1 print
Box: 2:23

Buildings, Standard Oil Company undated,

Physical Description: 2 prints, 1 neg.
Box: 2:24

Buildings, Waterbury house, flooded circa 1906,

Physical Description: 11 prints
Box: 2:25

Buildings, Williams lease Feb. 16, 1919,

Physical Description: 2 prints
Box: 2:26

Buildings, Wolfskill Ranch, Winters (Calif.) May 1922,

Physical Description: 1 print
Box: 2:27

Buildings, Woodward Camp circa 1919, undated,

Physical Description: 3 prints
Box: 2:28

Buildings, Wulff barn undated,

Physical Description: 1 print
Box: 2:29

Buildings, unidentified undated,

Physical Description: 15 prints
Box: 2:30

Ferries, Elk Slough July 1918,

Physical Description: 1 print
Box: 2:31

Ferries, Sacramento River, Clarksburg undated,

Physical Description: 1 print, 2 neg.
Box: 2:32-34

Hydraulic facilities, Austin Ditch undated,

Physical Description: 4 prints, 3 neg.
Box: 2:35

Hydraulic facilities, Big Lake undated,

Physical Description: 8 prints
Box: 2:36

Hydraulic facilities, Calco pumphouse undated,

Physical Description: 1 print
Box: 2:37

Hydraulic facilities, Central Ave., 1/4 mile south of seepage ditch Jan. 1923,

Physical Description: 1 print
Box: 2:38

Hydraulic facilities, Clarksburg Nursery, pump May 1922,

Physical Description: 1 print
Box: 2:39

Hydraulic facilities, Duck Slough Aug. 19, 1914,

Physical Description: 4 prints
Box: 2:40-42

Hydraulic facilities, Elk Slough undated,

Physical Description: 15 prints, 1 neg.
Box: 2:43

Hydraulic facilities, Glide pumphouse Dec. 6, 1918,

Physical Description: 1 print
Box: 2:44

Hydraulic facilities, Headquarters, Plant no. 1 June 10, 1924,

Physical Description: 1 print
Box: 2:45

Hydraulic facilities, Joy lease Feb. 4, 1921,

Physical Description: 2 prints
Box: 2:46-47

Hydraulic facilities, King Island May 1923, undated,

Physical Description: 5 prints
Box: 2:48

Hydraulic facilities, Lisbon levee Aug. 19, 1914,

Physical Description: 4 prints
Box: 2:49

Hydraulic facilities, Main drainage canal at junction of main pump canal undated,

Physical Description: 4 prints, 1 neg.
Box: 2:50

Hydraulic facilities, Main drainage canal, Glide District Nov. 7, 1918,

Physical Description: 1 print, 1 neg.
Box: 2:51

Hydraulic facilities, Main pump canal 1924, undated,

Physical Description: 5 prints
Box: 2:52-54

Hydraulic facilities, Main pumping plant, R.D. 999 1918-1925, undated,

Physical Description: 40 prints
Box: 2:55

Hydraulic facilities, N. Courtland Rd., pumping plants July 1922,

Physical Description: 3 prints
Box: 3:1

Hydraulic facilities; Patterson, Jim; property, surface irrigation undated,

Physical Description: 3 prints, 1 neg.
Box: 3:2

Hydraulic facilities, R ditch June 21, 1924,

Physical Description: 2 prints
Box: 3:3

Hydraulic facilities, Sacramento River, suction dredge undated,

Physical Description: 1 print
Box: 3:4

Hydraulic facilities, Sacramento Weir Feb. 7, 1925,

Physical Description: 4 prints
Box: 3:5

Hydraulic facilities, Seaborn, South Levee 1925,

Physical Description: 1 print
Box: 3:6-7

Hydraulic facilities, Unit 2 Aug. 31, 1918, undated,

Physical Description: 2 prints, 1 neg.
Box: 3:8

Hydraulic facilities, Upper Unit Feb. 19, 1921,

Physical Description: 4 prints
Box: 3:9

Hydraulic facilities, W ditch April 1928,

Physical Description: 1 print
Box: 3:10

Hydraulic facilities, West Cut undated,

Physical Description: 10 prints
Box: 3:11

Hydraulic facilities, West Lateral No. 3 June 21, 1924,

Physical Description: 1 print
Box: 3:12

Hydraulic facilities, West Levee (Back Levee) 1918-1923, undated,

Physical Description: 18 prints, 1 neg.
Box: 3:13

Hydraulic facilities, West Levee (Back Levee)and borrow pit undated,

Physical Description: 7 prints
Box: 3:14

Hydraulic facilities, West Levee (Back Levee)and Z ditch Jan. 1923,

Physical Description: 2 prints
Box: 3:15

Hydraulic facilities, Y ditch Feb.-April 1928,

Physical Description: 3 prints
Box: 3:16

Hydraulic facilities, Yolo Bypass 1918, undated,

Physical Description: 7 prints
Box: 3:17

Hydraulic facilities, Z ditch March 23, 1919,

Physical Description: 1 print
Box: 3:18-21

Hydraulic facilities, unidentified 1922-1924, undated,

Physical Description: 34 prints, 2 stereo cards
Box: 3:22

Railroads; Oakland, Antioch, and Eastern; trestle undated,

Physical Description: 6 prints
Box: 3:23

Railroads, Southern Pacific, station at Moddock, Sutter Basin Dec. 18, 1920,

Physical Description: 1 print
Box: 3:24

Recreation, Elk Slough, Gus Olson with Olson and Lawlor children undated,

Physical Description: 2 prints, 2 neg.
Box: 3:25

Recreation, Hinsdale Grove, picnic and sales promotion [June 25, 1922], undated,

Physical Description: 12 prints, 3 neg.
Box: 3:26

Roads, Clarksburg Rd. undated,

Physical Description: 2 prints
Box: 3:27

Roads, Courtland Hood Rd. undated,

Physical Description: 1 print
Box: 3:28

Roads, Headquarters Rd. with walnut trees July 13, 1922,

Physical Description: 2 prints
Box: 3:29

Roads, Jefferson Blvd. undated,

Physical Description: 3 prints
Box: 3:30

Roads, Netherlands Rd. undated,

Physical Description: 8 prints
Box: 3:31-34

Roads, unidentified undated,

Physical Description: 7 prints
Box: 3:35-38

Wharves, Sacramento River undated,

Physical Description: 15 prints
 

Subseries 4.2.2. Crops and agricultural technology 1914-1939,

Physical Description: 77 folders

Scope and Content Note

Arranged alphabetically by crop names: alfalfa, asparagus, barley, beans, carrots, celery, corn, field peas, figs, leeks, onions, peaches, pears, potatoes, sugar beets, and wheat. Includes images of Clarksburg area crops from planting through harvest and transport to market and also of farm laborers, farmers, agricultural technology (e.g. balers, harvesters, rakes, tractors), and barges loaded with crops.
Box: 3:39

Alfalfa, unidentified location 1920-1922, undated,

Physical Description: 18 prints, 2 neg.
Box: 3:40-42

Alfalfa, Elk Slough, loading hay on barge Aug. 1918, undated,

Physical Description: 9 prints, 1 neg.
Box: 3:43

Alfalfa, Headquarters, baling hay 1921, undated,

Physical Description: 2 prints, 1 neg.
Box: 3:44

Alfalfa, Heringer property undated,

Physical Description: 1 print
Box: 3:45

Alfalfa, Lanteri and Carper, rakes undated,

Physical Description: 1 print
Box: 3:46

Alfalfa, Lisbon District Aug. 19, 1914,

Physical Description: 1 print
Box: 3:47

Alfalfa, Sacramento Farming Co. July 13, 1922,

Physical Description: 2 prints
Box: 3:48

Alfalfa, Sacramento River, loading hay undated,

Physical Description: 5 prints, 1 neg.
Box: 3:49

Asparagus; Patterson, Jim July 13, 1922,

Physical Description: 2 prints
Box: 3:50

Asparagus, promotion undated,

Physical Description: 1 print
Box: 3:51

Asparagus and beans; Hollenbeck, J.W. July 13, 1922,

Physical Description: 1 print
Box: 3:52-53

Barley, unidentified location, harvest and transport 1939, undated,

Physical Description: 9 prints, 2 neg.
Box: 3:54

Barley; Brown, S. June 6, 1939,

Physical Description: 2 prints, 1 neg.
Box: 3:55

Barley, Elgan, wagon train and landing 1918-1921,

Physical Description: 3 prints
Box: 3:56-57

Barley, Elk Slough undated,

Physical Description: 3 prints, 1 neg.
Box: 4:1

Barley; Harcourt, Ralph undated,

Physical Description: 2 prints
Box: 4:2

Barley; King, C. E.; harvesters undated,

Physical Description: 3 prints; 1 neg.
Box: 4:3

Barley, King Island undated,

Physical Description: 1 print
Box: 4:4

Barley; Slater, Colby E. "Babe" June 6, 1939,

Physical Description: 2 prints, 2 neg.
Box: 4:5

Barley, Sparlings, harvesting and loading July 1918,

Physical Description: 2 prints
Box: 4:6

Barley, Stam July 1918,

Physical Description: 1 print
Box: 4:7

Barley, West Levee, shipping 1921, undated,

Physical Description: 3 prints, 1 neg.
Box: 4:8

Barley; Wilson, G. H.; harvester June 1939,

Physical Description: 6 prints, 3 neg.
Box: 4:9

Barley; Woodward, O. Y.; hauling undated,

Physical Description: 2 prints, 1 neg.
Box: 4:10

Barley and wheat; Harcourt, Ralph undated,

Physical Description: 1 print
Box: 4:11

Beans, unidentified location 1914-1922, undated,

Physical Description: 25 prints
Box: 4:12

Beans, Big Lake Aug. 1917,

Physical Description: 2 prints
Box: 4:13

Beans, Fitzgerald lease, side delivery rake Oct. 1918,

Physical Description: 1 print
Box: 4:14

Beans, Hinsdale tract Aug. 19, 1914,

Physical Description: 5 prints
Box: 4:15

Beans; Hollenbeck, J. W. July 13, 1922,

Physical Description: 2 prints
Box: 4:16

Beans; Kercheval, H. undated,

Physical Description: 3 prints
Box: 4:17

Beans; King, F. undated,

Physical Description: 3 prints
Box: 4:18

Beans, Woodward 1920,

Physical Description: 2 prints
Box: 4:19

Beans and pears; Hollenbeck, J. W. and Olson, Gus July 13, 1922, undated,

Physical Description: 7 prints
Box: 4:20

Beans and pears, Merritt Island undated,

Physical Description: 3 prints
Box: 4:21

Beans and pears; Pollock, G. G. July 13, 1922,

Physical Description: 1 print
Box: 4:22

Beans and pears; Wheeler, J. H. July 13, 1922,

Physical Description: 2 prints
Box: 4:23

Beans and unidentified orchard; Smith, I. H. July 2, 1924,

Physical Description: 1 print
Box: 4:24

Beet seed, Fitzgerald lease June 16, 1919,

Physical Description: 1 print
Box: 4:25

Beet seed and onion seed, Fitzgerald lease June 16, 1919,

Physical Description: 2 prints
Box: 4:26

Carrot seed, King Island undated,

Physical Description: 2 prints
Box: 4:27

Carrot, celery, and onion seed, unidentified location undated,

Physical Description: 3 prints
Box: 4:28

Celery, unidentified location undated,

Physical Description: 6 prints
Box: 4:29

Celery, King Island 1923,

Physical Description: 10 prints
Box: 4:30

Corn, unidentified location Oct. 1918, undated,

Physical Description: 3 prints
Box: 4:31

Corn, King Island undated,

Physical Description: 1 print
Box: 4:32

Field peas, harvesting undated,

Physical Description: 1 print
Box: 4:33

Figs; Brinks, A.; ranch, Winters (Calif.) May 1922,

Physical Description: 1 print
Box: 4:34

Figs; Hollenbeck, J. W. and Olson, Gus undated,

Physical Description: 2 prints
Box: 4:35

Leek seed; Y. J. and H. lease June 16, 1919,

Physical Description: 2 prints
Box: 4:36

Leek seed, onions, and onion seed, unidentified location undated,

Physical Description: 18 prints
Box: 4:37

Onions, King Island 1923,

Physical Description: 3 prints
Box: 4:38

Onions and unidentified orchard; Kercheval, H. April 29, 1924,

Physical Description: 1 print
Box: 4:39

Peaches; Chung, Lee; Grand Island undated,

Physical Description: 2 prints
Box: 4:40

Peaches, Headquarters Oct. 2, 1923, undated,

Physical Description: 5 prints
Box: 4:41

Peaches; Hollenbeck, J. W. and Olson, Gus undated,

Physical Description: 2 prints
Box: 4:42

Peaches and pears; Kuhagen, F. undated,

Physical Description: 3 prints
Box: 4:43

Pears, unidentified location undated,

Physical Description: 2 prints
Box: 4:44

Pears; Green, B. B. July 1922,

Physical Description: 2 prints
Box: 4:45

Pears, Kercheval and Myers April-July 1924,

Physical Description: 12 prints
Box: 4:46

Pears, Merritt Island undated,

Physical Description: 4 prints
Box: 4:47

Pears, Peterson undated,

Physical Description: 5 prints
Box: 4:48

Pears and sugar beets; Chung, Lee; Grand Island undated,

Physical Description: 2 prints
Box: 4:49

Potatoes, unidentified location 1921, undated,

Physical Description: 10 prints
Box: 4:50

Potatoes, Ah Wing, Bypass 1921,

Physical Description: 1 print
Box: 4:51

Potatoes; Harcourt, Ralph undated,

Physical Description: 1 print
Box: 4:52

Potatoes; Pettigrew, Darcy, and Hutchison July 1922,

Physical Description: 3 prints
Box: 4:53

Sugar beets, unidentified location 1921,

Physical Description: 1 print
Box: 4:54-55

Sugar beets, on barge undated,

Physical Description: 2 prints, 1 neg.
Box: 4:56

Sugar beets; Slater, Colby E. "Babe" June 12, 1939,

Physical Description: 2 prints
Box: 4:57

Sugar beets; Wilson, G. H. June 1939,

Physical Description: 5 prints, 3 neg.
Box: 4:58

Trees, Clarksburg Nursery Co. 1922-1926, undated,

Physical Description: 10 prints
Box: 4:59

Wheat; Harcourt, Ralph undated,

Physical Description: 1 print
 

Subseries 4.3. Photograph albums 1914-1926,

Physical Description: 3 document cases

Scope and Content Note

Includes two photograph albums and fragments of photograph albums created by the Holland Land Co. The photographs in these albums are of the same subjects as or may be duplicates of loose photographs in the Holland Land Co. records. The photographs, taken in or near Clarksburg (Calif.), Elk Slough, the Sacramento River, and the Yolo Bypass, include images of agricultural technology (e.g. tractors), boats, buildings, crops, land reclamation equipment (e.g. dredges), farms, levees, pumps, road construction equipment, roads, vehicles, waterways, and wharves.
Box: 5:1-5

Fragments of photograph albums 1920-1922, undated,

Physical Description: 5 folders
Box: 6:1-7

Holland Land Co., album no. 1 1914-1920, undated,

Physical Description: 7 folders
Box: 7:1-14

Holland Land Co., duplicate album no. 2 1920-1926, undated,

Physical Description: 14 folders