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Guide to the Cowell Ranch Records
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Series 1  Henry Cowell Lime & Cement Company 1880-1952

Physical Description: 15 boxes

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains various account books, petty ledgers, tax books, cash books, property tax books, voucher registers, trial balance books, etc. Also included are an annotated plat book of the Cowell property holdings, and a ranch diary.
Box 10-11

Accounts

Box 10

January 1925 - December 1929

Box 11

January 1925 - December 1942

Box 11

Purissma, San Mateo November 1902 - November 1910

Box 15

Annotated Plat Book ca. 1880-1920

Box 12-13, 22

Cash Book

Box 12

February 1940-June 1950

Box 13

#32 September 1942 - August 1946

Box 22

Accounts September 1946 - July 1947

Box 19, 22

General ledger / Accounts Receivable

Box 19

May 1943 - June 1948

Box 22

July 1948 - January 1950

Box 21-22

Ledgers

Box 21

1906-1914

Box 22

1909-1912

Box 1-9

Petty Ledgers

Box 1

1903

Box 2

1904

Box 3

1905

Box 4

1906

Box 5

1907

Box 6

1908

Box 7

1909

Box 8

1910

Box 9

1911

Box 20, 23-24

Property Taxes

Box 20

1895-1903

Box 23

1907-1924

Box 24

1925-1936

Box 20

[Ranch Diary] 1902-1910

Scope and Content Note

Includes expenses, receipts, animal births/deaths, grain threshed, rents, supplies, etc.
Box 21

Stock Ledger 1898-1913

Scope and Content Note

Stock certificates issued or cancelled
Box 18-19

Trial Balances

Box 18

1925-1926

Box 18

1932

Box 18

1933

Box 18

1934

Box 19

1935-1936

Box 19

1939 - 1945

Box 14-15

Voucher Registers

Box 15

Book 1 January 1925 - December 1933

Box 14

Book 6 October 1939 - February 1952

 

Series 2  Cowell Portland Cement Company 1907-1913

Physical Description: 1 box

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains one book containing the stock certificates of the Cowell family.
Box 20

Stock Ledger 1907-1913

 

Series 3  S. H. Cowell Foundation 1946-1953

Physical Description: 2 flats

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains one Ledger book and one Cash book for the S.H. Cowell Foundation.
Box 17

Cash Book June 1946 - March 1952

Box 16

Ledger July 1950 - March 1953

 

Series 4  Realia ca. 1890-1955

Physical Description: 5 boxes

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains realia from Henry Cowell, the Cowell Ranch offices as well as artifacts found on the property.
Box 27

Arrow heads and rock samples ca. 1890-1955

Box 28

Misc. artifacts - Lead bottle cap, glass tube with rubber tip, spoon, small bottle with cork, shell buttons, cork, metal stencils D& C and H.C., pottery shards ca. 1890-1955

Box 29

Misc. metal artifacts - railroad spikes, washer, nail, square head nails, gear fragment, horseshoe, splitting wedge ca. 1890-1955

Box 30

Misc. business artifacts - 3 signs; "Principles of Business Conduct"; "Let's keep Jack Anderson" card; 2 certificates 1913, 1925; leather brief case; Henry Cowell's leather portfolio; leather book cover; round metal stencil "Henry Cowell Lime & Cement Co. S.F. Cal", ca. 1890-1955

Box 31

Misc. business artifacts - Mt. Diablo Portland Cement Co. / Cowell Portland Cement Co.; Pencil Pointer instructions; Pencil Pointer Jupiter N. Favor Ruhl Co. N.Y.; brass "Clip path sundial"; pen & ink stand (2 horses in stall); glass card holder (H. Cowell Lime & Cement Co.) ca. 1890-1955

 

Series 5  Photographs ca. 1870-1940

Physical Description: 3 pieces

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains three framed black and white photographs.
Box 32

Famous ox team owned by Henry Cowell Lime & Cement Company ca. 1870-1912

Physical Description: 15.5" x 25"
Box 33

H. C. Cowell Land & Cattle Co., Davis, Yolo Co., CA ca. 1900-1940

Physical Description: 9" x 33.5"
Box 34

Ernest W. Cowell ca. 1880-1940

Physical Description: 21.5" x 17.5"

Scope and Content Note

Gift of Barbara Murray