Guide to the records for the Betteravia Plant, 1898-1928

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Guide to the records for the Betteravia Plant, 1898-1928

Collection number: BANC MSS C-G 162

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University of California, Berkeley

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Processed by:
The Bancroft Library staff
Date Completed:
ca. 1947-1966
Encoded by:
James Lake
© 1997 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Records for the Betteravia Plant,
Date (inclusive): 1898-1928
Collection Number: BANC MSS C-G 162
Creator: Union Sugar Company
Extent: Number of containers: 27 cartons, 1 volume
Repository: The Bancroft Library
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Abstract: Correspondence files and financial records.
Languages Represented: English

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Access

Collection is open for research.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Records for the Betteravia Plant, BANC MSS C-G 162, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Correspondence files and account books given to the Bancroft Library by Roland Tognazzini, President, through Mr. Lindley Bynum. Donated September, 1947.

Brief Corporate History

The Union Sugar Company was organized under the laws of California on September 27, 1897. It owns a beet sugar factory at Betteravia, Santa Barbara County, California and about 14,000 acres of land. It leases about 3,000 acres besides and contracts for the produce from about 15,000 acres (1941 figures). It has additional income from oil wells on its property. The sugar factory at Betteravia was closed from 1927 to August 1934.

Series Description

Cartons 1-11

Section I: General Correspondence

Additional Note

In letters, January 1, 1898 to December 1912. 97 binders, labeled v. 1-77 (housed in Carton 10a). Chronological by series, alphabetical by binder.
Cartons 12-13

Section II: General Correspondence

Additional Note

Out letters, February 1, 1898 to December 31, 1912. 26 letter-copying books, labeled A-Y, indexed.
Carton 14

Section III: City Office Correspondence

Additional Note

Out letters, April 3, 1900 to December 31, 1912. 15 v. letter-copying books, labeled A-M, indexed.
Carton 15

Section IV: Farm Correspondence, March 2, 1900-February 13, 1901.

Additional Note

1 v. Letter-copying book, indexed.
Carton 15

Section V: Cash Books, 1919-1927.

Additional Note

2 v., numbered 6 and 7.
Carton 15

Section VI: Daily Factory Reports, 1902-1928.

Additional Note

4 v. Letter-copying books.
Carton 16

Section VII: Beet Weight Book, 1911-1921.

Additional Note

6 v. Specially ruled account book giving daily receipt of beets from each grower and the total for the season.
Carton 16

Section VIII: Beet Weight Summary, 1914-1921.

Additional Note

3 v. Specially ruled account books. Chronological. Weight of beets received from each farmer each day with sugar content, deductions and net weight.
Carton 17

Section IX: General Bills, 1900-1923.

Additional Note

6 v. Letter-copying books, labeled A-F.
Cartons 18-19

Section X: Freight Bills, 1911-1928.

Additional Note

19 v. Letter-copying books
Carton 20

Section XI: Advise Sheets, 1913-1928.

Scope and Content Note

3 v. Letter-copying books. Lists of freight bills sent to head office for payment. The individual bills are copied in the series "Freight Bills."
Carton 20

Section XII: Daily Accident Reports, 1908-1914.

Additional Note

1 v. Letter-copying book. The Accident Reports for 1903-1908 are in Daily Factory Reports, first volume.
Carton 20

Section XIII: Payroll Collections, January 12, 1903-November 30, 1908; July 31, 1917-1920.

Scope and Content Note

5 v. Letter-copying books. Deductions from payroll for cash or merchandise received.
Carton 21

Section XIV: Inventory, 1900-1901.

Additional Note

1 v. Letter-copying book, labeled "Buildings."
Carton 21

Section XV: Inventories, 1908-1926.

Additional Note

2 v. Letter-copying books, labeled A-B.
Volume 1

Section XVI: Trial Balance, [Not dated]

Additional Note

Specially ruled.
Carton 21

Section XVII: Special Statements, 1901, 1912-1916.

Additional Note

2 v. Letter-copying books.
Carton 21

Section XVIII: Miscellaneous Reports

Additional Note

1 v. Letter-copying book.