Guide to the Tubbs Family Photographs MS.R.053

Processed by Laura Clark Brown and Irene Wechselberg in 1997. Finding aid revised by Adrian Turner.; machine-readable finding aid created by Adrian Turner
Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
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Title: Tubbs family photographs
Identifier/Call Number: MS.R.053
Contributing Institution: Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.7 Linear feet (1 box and 1 oversize folder)
Date (inclusive): 1882-1904
Abstract: This collection consists of 67 photographs (albumen and silver gelatin prints) documenting Orange County cities, Santa Catalina Island, coastal and surrounding areas, and Tubbs family events and homes. The collection includes photographs of President Benjamin Harrison's whistle-stop tour through Santa Ana in 1891 and three Southern California coastal missions: San Juan Capistrano, San Luis Rey, and Santa Barbara. Two photographs show the opening of the Santa Ana Valley Irrigation Company's (SAVI) 700 foot siphon in Olive on April 14, 1892, a significant event which brought water to the farms of Tustin, Orange, and Santa Ana. Other photographs depict World War I draftees from Orange County.
Creator: Tubbs family

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the University of California. Copyrights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

Preferred Citation

Tubbs family photographs. MS-R053. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mabel Louise Tubbs, 1973.

Processing History

Processed by Laura Clark Brown and Irene Wechselberg, 1997. Finding aid revised by Adrian Turner, 2001.

Biography

Lewis W. Tubbs, judge and rancher, moved from Iowa to California in 1849 to pursue a mining venture. He returned to Iowa shortly thereafter, establishing himself as a stock and grain producer. Volney V. Tubbs (b. 1868), one of Lewis's six sons and daughters, followed the path of his father and moved to California in 1887 or 1888. He settled in Tustin and was active in agricultural and civic affairs. He served on the Board of Directors of the Santiago Orange Association and was also chairman of the Board of Exemption during World War I. He married Lillian M. Dixson and had four children, including Dixson Tubbs and Mabel Louise Tubbs, the donor of this collection.
For further biographical information, see Samuel Armor's History of Orange County, California (Los Angeles: Historic Record Co., 1921), 987-988.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

This collection consists of 67 photographs (albumen and silver gelatin prints) documenting Orange County cities, Santa Catalina Island, coastal and surrounding areas, and Tubbs family events and homes. The collection includes photographs of President Benjamin Harrison's whistle-stop tour through Santa Ana in 1891 and three Southern California coastal missions: San Juan Capistrano, San Luis Rey, and Santa Barbara. Two photographs show the opening of the Santa Ana Valley Irrigation Company's (SAVI) 700 foot siphon in Olive on April 14, 1892, a significant event which brought water to the farms of Tustin, Orange, and Santa Ana. Other photographs depict World War I draftees from Orange County.
A majority of these photographs are mounted on printed cards and were taken by the Santa Ana-based photographer B.F. Conaway.

Collection Arrangement

Photographs are arranged by city or regional area, followed by images documenting Southern California coastal missions.

Separation Note

The following pamphlet was removed from this collection and cataloged separately:
  • Santa Ana Board of Trade. Orange County, California, 1891: history, soil, climate, resources, advantages (Santa Ana: The Board, 1891).

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Mission San Juan Capistrano -- Photographs.
San Luis Rey Mission (Calif.) -- Photographs..
Santa Barbara Mission -- Photographs.
Tubbs, Mabel Louise, former owner.
Avalon (Calif.)--Photographs.
Photographic prints -- California -- Orange County -- 19th century.
Santa Ana (Calif.) -- Photographs.
Santa Catalina Island (Calif.) -- Photographs.
Tustin (Calif.) -- Photographs.

 

Cities and regional areas

Box 1, Folder 1

Balboa, houses 1901

Box 1, Folder 2

Corona Del Mar (Rocky Point) 1904

 

Laguna Beach and Laguna Canyon

Box 1, Folder 3

Bathing scenes 1889

Box 1, Folder 4

Lawn tennis grounds 1889

Box 1, Folder 5

Scenes of beach, Laguna Hotel and Laguna Camp 1895 and undated

Box 1, Folder 6

Newport Bay, sailing and sunset scenes 1901-1902

Box 1, Folder 7

Newport Beach undated

Box 1, Folder 8

Olive, opening of SAVI siphon 1892

Box 1, Folder 9

San Diego, "marriage place of 'Ramona' at Old San Diego" undated

 

Santa Ana

Box 1, Folder 10

Main St., Bridle Path, and "I.O.O.F. Parade" 1891 and undated

Box 1, Folder 11

President Benjamin Harrison 1891 April 23

Box 1, Folder 11

Santa Ana and vicinity undated

Physical Description: Negative.
Box XOS 1

World War I draftees' group portraits, posing in front of Court House, panoramic photographs undated

Physical Description: 5 items.
 

Santa Catalina Island

Box 1, Folder 12

Avalon undated

Box 1, Folder 13

Harbor views 1889 and undated

 

Tustin

Box 1, Folder 14

Houses, including house of Lewis W. Tubbs 1888 and undated

Box 1, Folder 15

Tennis grounds and Main St. 1889 and undated

Physical Description: Includes copy print.
 

Missions

Box 1, Folder 16

San Juan Capistrano undated

Physical Description: Includes copy prints.
Box 1, Folder 17

San Luis Rey undated

Box 1, Folder 18

Santa Barbara, images of building and group portrait of friars circa 1882

Physical Description: Includes copy print.