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Finding Aid for the Bradner Wells Lee papers, ca. 1890-1925
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Bradner Wells Lee papers
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1890-1925
    Collection number: 480
    Creator: Lee, Bradner Wells, 1850-1925.
    Extent: 9 boxes (4.5 linear ft.) 3 oversize boxes.
    Abstract: Collection consists of correspondence and legal papers for cases handled by Los Angeles attorney Bradner W. Lee, who practiced law with his sons Bradner W. Lee, Jr. and Kenyon F. Lee.
    Language: Finding aid is written in English.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Bradner W. Lee, Jr., 1960.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Bradner Wells Lee papers (Collection Number 480). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Biography

    Lee was born on May 4, 1850 in East Groveland, NY; studied law in his uncle's law office in Holly Springs, MS; admitted to the Mississippi bar in 1871, becoming the asst. US district attorney for the northern district of MS in the same year; moved to Los Angeles in 1879, where he practiced law with his two sons; served as attorney for executor and estate of E. J. (Lucky) Baldwin, who died in 1909; served as general counsel for the Murphy Oil Co.; declined appointment as judge of the LA county superior court in 1895; was chairman of the Republican county central committee for LA county, 1896-1910, and a member of the executive committee of the Republican State Central Committee, 1902-04; served as president of the California State Bar Assn., 1919-1920; he died on Apr. 28, 1925.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of correspondence and legal papers for cases handled by Los Angeles attorney Bradner W. Lee, who practiced law with his sons Bradner W. Lee, Jr. and Kenyon F. Lee. Includes papers relating to Lee's administration of the estate of Elias J. (Lucky) Baldwin. Also contains papers concerning suits involving the Verdugo Canyon Water Co., the Azusa Water Development and Irrigating Co., the Azusa Land and Water Co., the Azusa Agricultural Water Co., the Duarte Mutual Irrigation and Canal Co., the San Dimas Irrigation Co., the Temescal Water Co., and the Glendora-Azusa Water Co.

    Indexing Terms

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

    Subjects

    Lee, Bradner Wells, 1850-1925 --Archives.
    Baldwin, Elias Jackson, 1828-1909.
    Lawyers --California --Los Angeles --Archival resources.
    Water utilities --California, Southern.