Correspondence, reports, subject files, news clippings, maps, and other papers, pertaining to: groundwater; surface water
supply; water rights; litigation involving Miller & Lux and others; irrigation works; water costs; and, irrigation districts in the San Joaquin Valley, particularly San Joaquin River Water Storage District,Madera Irrigation District, and Madera Canal & Irrigation Company.
J. W. Harry Barnes was born September 16, 1883 in London, England, the son of H. H. and E. M. Barnes. He came to California in 1894 and graduated
from the University of California in 1906 with a B.S. degree from the College of Engineering. Prior to his graduation, he
gained experience in field work in railroad location and land surveying. In July 1914, he married Lucille Lawrence in Alameda, California. They had three daughters: Ruth, Patricia, and Dorothy.
14 linear ft. (29 boxes)
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