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 480). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 1973102 

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.


Container List

Box 1

Reporter's transcript: E.J. Baldwin vs. The Sierra Madre Water Co.

Physical Description: 2 volumes.
Box 1

Abstract of all orders confirming sale of Real Estate filed in the estate of Elias J. Baldwin.

Physical Description: 1 volume.
Box 1

Estate: order settling final account of executor and for distribution under the will.

Physical Description: 2 copies.
Box 1

Inventory of properties remaining on hand belonging to the estate April 24, 1913.

Physical Description: 2 copies.
Box 2

Various deeds, court actions, etc.

Scope and Content Note

  • John H. Temple vs. E.J. Baldwin.
  • William Temple vs. E.J. Baldwin.
  • McLean vs. E.J. Baldwin.
  • Lummer vs. Unruh.
  • Patent of Rancho La Merced.
Box 3

Abstract of title of Rancho La Puente.

Physical Description: 1 volume.
Box 3

Abstract of title to Water Appurtenant to Lots 1-27, Sierra Madre tract.

Physical Description: 1 volume.
Box 3

Various deeds, court actions, etc.

Scope and Content Note

  • Ringrose to E.J. Baldwin estate.
  • Sheehan to Hogg.
  • Glover to Comstock.
  • Power of attorney, Hogg to Hogue.
Box 3

Abstract of title to Rancho Santa Anita.

Box 3

Abstract of title of land lying between Franklin and New High Streets along Spring Street.

Physical Description: 1 volume.
Box 3

Abstract of Assessments for State, County and City taxes. Rancho Cienega O'Paso de la Tijera.

Physical Description: 1 volume.
Box 3

Felipe Lugo Rancho Report of James L. Robeson

Physical Description: 1 volume.

Scope and Content Note

On certain defects and outstanding interests affecting the title of the estate of E.J. Baldwin to that portion of the Rancho now owned or claimed by the estate.
Box 4

Various deeds, court actions, etc.

Scope and Content Note

  • Susan McLean vs. E.J. Baldwin.
  • E.J. Baldwin vs. John H. Temple.
  • Survey of line of lands between E.J. Baldwin and La Puente Mill properties.
Box 5

Supreme Court Proceedings. L.A. no. 3438.

Physical Description: 1 volume.

Scope and Content Note

Frederic Lummer Sr. vs. H.A. Unruh. Re: estate.
Box 5

Supreme Court Proceedings. L.A. no. 2952.

Physical Description: 5 volumes.

Scope and Content Note

"In the matter of the estate of Elias J. Baldwin, deceased. And in Re Proceedings therein on Petition of Beatrice Anita Baldwin (Otherwise known as Beatrice Anita Turnbull) a Minor, for Partial Distribution."
Box 5

Supreme Court Proceedings. L.A. no. 2568.

Scope and Content Note

Rimpau vs. E.J. Baldwin, etc.
Box 5

Baldwin vs. McGee, etc.

Box 6

Various deeds, court actions, etc.

Scope and Content Note

  • E.H. Watkins vs. E.J. Baldwin.
  • Susan McLean vs. E.J. Baldwin.
  • E.J. Baldwin vs. John H. Temple.
  • Supplemental Report, Acquisition of Santa Anita Colony.
Box 7, Folders 1-2, 4-5

Verdugo Canyon Water Co. vs. Teodoro Verdugo.

Box 7, Folder 3

Letter; Samuel Storrow, Civil and Mining Engineer, to Judge John D. Works, Los Angeles.

Box 8, Folder 1

Temescal Water Co.

Box 8, Folder 2

Azusa Water Development and Irrigating Co.

Box 8, Folders 3-4

Azusa Water Development and Irrigating Co. vs. Azusa Irrigating Co.

Box 8, Folder 5

Indenture between C.C. Roberts of Azusa and Azusa Water Development and Irrigating Co. November 15, 1884.

Box 8, Folder 6

Memoranda.

Box 8, Folder 7

Samuel Galloway vs. San Dimas Irrigation Co.

Box 8, Folder 8

Miscellaneous.

Box 9

Report on final account of E.J. Baldwin estate.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
Box 9

Checks, receipts. (1882-1909)

Physical Description: 27 items.
Box 9

Legal papers. (1871-1909)

Physical Description: 23 items.
Box 9

Lake Tahoe, Fallen Leaf, Cascade Lake.

Physical Description: 1 volume.
Box 9

Abstract of title to property of Nellie Copland, El Dorado County.

Physical Description: 1 volume.
Box 9

Abstract of title to Fallen Leaf, Cascade Lake and Lake Tahoe.

Physical Description: 1 volume.
Box 9

Detail of Acreage.

Physical Description: 1 volume.
Box 9

Order settling final account and for distribution.

Physical Description: 1 volume.
Oversize Box 10

First and final account of H.A. Unruh, executor...

Physical Description: 2 volumes.
Oversize Box 11

First supplement to the first and final account of H.A. Unruh, executor...

Physical Description: 1 volume.
Oversize Box 11

Second supplement to the first and final account of H.A. Unruh, executor...

Physical Description: 1 volume.
Oversize Box 11

Third supplement to the first and final account of H.A. Unruh, executor...

Physical Description: 1 volume.
Oversize Box 11

Fourth and final supplement to the first and final account of H.A. Unruh, executor...

Physical Description: 4 copies.
Oversize Box 12

Inventory of books, legal documents, maps, correspondence, papers, etc.

Physical Description: 1 volume. 2 duplicate copies.