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Evans (Samuel C.) collection on the Riverside Land and Irrigating Company
MS 001  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing History
  • Biography
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Collection Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Samuel C. Evans collection on the Riverside Land and Irrigating Company
    Date (inclusive): 1869-1914
    Date (bulk): 1880-1900
    Collection Number: MS 001
    Creator: Evans, Samuel C.
    Extent: 0.84 linear feet (2 Boxes)
    Repository: Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
    Riverside, CA 92517-5900
    Abstract: This collection contains documents pertaining to water rights and land ownership in Riverside and San Bernardino counties during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Includes legal documents, correspondence, and other material pertaining to the Jurupa Ditch and Trujillo Ditch companies, the Riverside Land and Irrigation Company, and the Bandini Donation collected by Samuel C. Evans, a prominent businessman in Riverside, California and former president of the Riverside Land and Irrigating Company.
    Languages: The collection is in English.

    Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright Unknown: Some materials in these collections may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction, and/or commercial use, of some materials may be restricted by gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing agreement(s), and/or trademark rights. Distribution or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. To the extent other restrictions apply, permission for distribution or reproduction from the applicable rights holder is also required. Responsibility for obtaining permissions, and for any use rests exclusively with the user

    Preferred Citation

    [identification of item], [date if possible]. Samuel C. Evans collection on the Riverside Land and Irrigating Company (MS 001). Special Collections & University Archives, UCR Library, University of California, Riverside.

    Acquisition Information

    The Samuel C. Evans collection on the Riverside Land and Irrigating Company was acquired as a gift in 1980.

    Processing History

    Processed by Jamie Madrigal and Anja Espinoza, 2015.
    Processing of the Samuel C. Evans collection on the Riverside Land and Irrigating Company was completed by undergraduate students from the University of California, Riverside as part of the Special Collections & University Archives Backlog Processing Project started in 2015. This project was funded by the UCR Library and administered by Bergis Jules, University and Political Papers Archivist, and Eric Milenkiewicz, Manuscripts Curator.

    Biography

    Samuel C. Evans, born in Williams County, Ohio in 1823, was a prominent businessman in Riverside, California. He served as president of the Riverside Land and Irrigating Company and a director of the Riverside Water Company in the late 19th century. Evans played a critical role in securing the water rights which enabled Riverside to become an agricultural center.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    This collection contains documents pertaining to water rights and land ownership in Riverside and San Bernardino counties during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Includes materials pertaining to the Jurupa Ditch and Trujillo Ditch companies as well as associated land exchanges facilitated by Samuel C. Evans, a prominent businessman and owner of the Riverside Land and Irrigation Company. Legal documents, meeting minutes, business correspondence, maps, and other business records related to the Bandini Donation are also included.

    Collection Arrangement

    This collection is arranged into two series. The series arrangement for this collection is as follows:
    • Series 1. Company documents, 1874-1914.
    • Series 2. Property documents, 1869-1913.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Evans, Samuel C.
    Right of property.
    Riverside County (Calif.).
    Water rights.

    Genres and Forms of Materials

    Documents.