Restrictions

Documents related to payroll, located in the FINANCIAL series, are restricted.

OFF-SITE STORAGE

THE BULK OF THE COLLECTION IS STORED OFF-SITE: ALLOW ONE WEEK FOR RETRIEVAL OF MATERIALS.

Abstract

The Otay Ranch Records depict the history of San Diego county through the administrative, economic, financial, employment and agricultural documents that describe the operations of this large south county ranch. The documents include correspondence from Stephen Birch, Sr., the original owner of Otay Ranch Agricultural Corp. in 1936, to the ranch foremen, bookkeepers and managers; and financial, agricultural, and employment records from 1936 through the 1980s. Also included is material relating to Birch family history, including copies of letters dating from the 1840s.

Administrative History

Otay Ranch, originally a land grant, named Rancho del Otay, by Mexican Governor Echeandia to Maria Estudillo and her brother Jose Antonio Estudillo, was owned and operated by Stephen Birch and his family from 1920 until the mid-1980s. During the 1800s, this area was important for the sheep operations that ran between Mexico and Southern California.

In 1920, Stephen Birch, the driving force behind the Alaska Copper and Coal Company, which eventually became the Kennecott Copper Company in 1915, bought Otay Ranch and many surrounding parcels of land, totalling about 30,000 acres. Birch was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1872, the second son of a wounded Union Army sergeant who died when Stephen was ten yeras old. Three years after his fathers death, Stephen's mother moved her family to Mahwah, New Jersey to be closer to family. Stephen attended Trinity School, New York University and Columbia School of Mines, receiving financial assistance from his New Jersey neighbors the Havermeyers of the American Sugar Refining Company. Stephen, along with many others went to Alaska to seek gold in 1898. He eventually formed a syndicate, enlisted the support of Daniel Guggenheim and J.P. Morgan and started the Alaska Copper and Coal Company in 1903. In 20 years, Birch controlled a major share of the world's copper production with mines in Alaska, the western United States, and South America, and maintained offices in New York. On June 24, 1916, Stephen married Mary Rand, daughter of Rufus R. Rand, president of Minneapolis Gas Light Company. The newlyweds settled in New York City and had two children, Stephen and Mary. In 1917 Stephen purchased the 730-acre Theodore Havemeyer estate in Mahwah, New Jersey, near where he had lived as a boy and named the estate Mahrapo Farm. He ran the farm as a purebred stock farm, specializing in Guernsey cows and Hampshire sheep. Mary Birch died of cancer in 1930, so Stephen's sister Emily moved to the farm to tend to the children. In 1938, Birch organized the Stephen and Mary Birch Foundation to donate money to health services, hospitals, and civic organizations. Stephen Birch resigned as president of the Kennecott Copper Company in 1933 but continued on as Chairman of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the company until he died on December 29, 1940 at the age of 68 following surgery. In addition to his positions with Kennecott and Otay Ranch, Birch was president and director of the Alaska Steamship Company, chairman of the board of directors of the Braden Copper Company, and a director of the Alaska Development and Mineral Company, the Banker's Trust Company of New York, the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Company, the Colorado and Southern Railway Company, and the Northern Pacific Railway Company. Birch is buried in Hartsdale New York.

Otay Ranch was a 30,000+ acre ranch at the initial purchase, growing to almost 90,000 acres, owned by Stephen Birch and his family. The ranch was a large cattle and agricultural operation east of San Diego. The ranch grew and harvested mostly barley, beans and grains, and tried a variety of different crops to test their ability to grow in the southern California climate. Otay Ranch employed a large number of locals, immigrant workers from Mexico and women. Management of the ranch was overseen from New York, so regular correspndence from Stephen Birch Sr., Stephen Birch Jr. and Robert Newell, the corporate manager in New York to T.R. Newbery, the Superintendent at the ranch, Edward Loula, the office manager during the 1950s and 1960s, and Collins Wilkie, the ranch manager during the 1950s and general manager of United Enterprises in 1977, are reflected within the records. The family who lived there, mainly daughter Mary Birch Patrick, and staff followed the rationing restrictions ordered by the government during World War II and sold supplies to the government for the war effort. The ranch expanded by continuing to purchase grazing land for herds of cattle, purchasing neighboring Rancho de la Nacion and Rancho Janal. The crops were sold to wholesalers in San Diego and Los Angeles after being shipped north. As the cities around Otay Ranch, specifically Chula Vista and National City, began to fill with people, Otay Ranch began to sell off parcels of land to developers. By the 1980s, Mary Birch Patrick and the corporation that oversaw operations on the ranch, United Enterprises, sold the ranch to developers for housing developments on Otay Mesa.

Scope and Content of Collection

The Records of Otay Ranch, a large tract of land south of San Diego, showcase the history of farming, ranching, field labor practices, and the daily dealings of a business farm in San Diego County. Otay Ranch was owned and operated by Stephen Birch and his descendents, his son Stephen Birch Jr. and his daughter Mary Birch Patrick. The Birches were central to philanthropic activities within San Diego County, donating money to hospitals and schools. The Otay Ranch collection is arranged in fifteen series: 1) ADMINISTRATIVE, 2) CORRESPONDENCE, 3) AGRICULTURE, 4) LIVESTOCK, 5) LABOR, 6) PROPERTY, 7) EQUIPMENT, 8) FINANCIAL, 9) INSURANCE, 10) BIRCH FOUNDATION, 11) MAHRAPO FARMS, 12) ORGANIZATIONS, 13) SUBJECT FILES, 14) MAPS, and 15) ORIGINALS OF PRESERVATION PHOTOCOPIES.

SERIES 1: ADMINISTRATIVE

The ADMINISTRATIVE series comprises yearly, quarterly and monthly reports, documenting daily weather reports, employee and cattle counts and permit requests; production reports from the years 1946 thru 1948; purchase orders from the late 1970s through 1987; rainfall records from 1938 through 1987; and weekly meeting minutes from 1978 through 1983. The series is arranged in two subseries: A) Administrative Files and B) United Enterprises.

A) The Administrative Files subseries contains documents of daily weather reports, labor counts, cattle counts, permit requests, production reports from the years 1946 through 1948, purchase orders from the late 1970s through 1987, rainfall records from 1938 through 1987 and weekly meeting minutes from 1978 through 1983. The subseries is arranged alphabetically.

B) The United Enterprises subseries contains daily chron files created and signed by United Enterprises, detailing daily management activities from 1978 through 1982

SERIES 2: CORRESPONDENCE

The CORRESPONDENCE series is arranged alphabetically by correspondent and dates from the 1930s through the 1980s with the bulk dating from the early 1930s through the 1950s. It contains correspondence between ranch owners, the superintendents at the ranch, the bookkeepers, the foremen and other ranch employees, and management in New Jersey and New York.

SERIES 3: AGRICULTURE

The AGRICULTURE series contains information on crop production, the types of crops, planting, irrigating, fertilizing, and crop sales. It documents the process of growing crops in the San Diego area climate and is arranged into five subseries: A) Crop Data, B) Crop Sales, C) Irrigation, D) Pesticides, Fertilizers and Conservation and E) Miscellaneous.

A) The Crop Data subseries contains inventories and data on crop production from planting to harvest, from the early 1930s through 1986, with the majority of the data from the 1930s to the 1950s.

B) The Crop Sales subseries contains documents such as contracts and requests from wholesalers on the sales of the various crops produced at the ranch.

C) The Irrigation subseries contains information on the water systems used on the ranch and water contracts.

D) The Pesticides, Fertilizers and Conservation subseries contains information on how the crops were cultivated and the type of materials used to produce the best crop.

E) The Miscellaneous subseries contains documents on acreage, storage of crops, and supply information.

SERIES 4: LIVESTOCK

The ranch was involved in buying, selling and breeding cattle. This series documents the purchases and sales of cattle and horses by the ranch.

SERIES 5: LABOR

The LABOR series documents the labor required on the farm. It includes information on individuals hired, when they left, and the work they performed. It is arranged in four subseries: A) Employees, B) Time Reports, C) Cattle and Work Schedules and D) Work Orders.

A) The Employees subseries is arranged alphabetically and includes applications for employment, employment permits, employee housing and accommodations, and labor and wage reports. Also included are three card file boxes which contain employee information cards.

B) The Time Reports subseries, arranged chronologically from 1937 through 1983, contains employee time reports. C) The Cattle and Work Schedules, arranged chronologically from 1979 through 1983, document the work employees did with cattle.

D) The Work Orders subseries documents the daily work required on the ranch, including mending fences, clearing brush, harvesting, etc. and who performed the work. The subseries is arranged chronologically from 1938 through 1983.

SERIES 6: PROPERTY

The PROPERTY series contains information on ranch property and buildings and the management of them. It is arranged alphabetically in three subseries: A) Facilities, B) Land and C) Security.

A) The Facilities subseries includes papers on the construction, maintenance and work performed on the ranch buidings and fencing.

B) The Land subseries documents land purchases, acreage and any other improvements made to the land, and includes land leases made by the ranch.

C) The Security subseries has documentation of daily visitors and requests for more patrolling by the San Diego County Sheriff's Department of the perimeter of the ranch.

SERIES 7: EQUIPMENT

The EQUIPMENT series documents the acquisition, maintenance and sale of farm equipment including vehicles, harvesting tools and the fuel required by the ranch. It is arranged in three sub series: A) Vehicles, B) Fuel and C) Farm Implements.

A) The Vehicles subseries contains vehicle registrations from 1936 through 1978. The ranch workers were required to have special permits for different vehicles and those are also included as well as documents on the purchase of vehicles.

B) The Fuel subseries contains documentation on fuel purchased for the vehicles and farm implements, and on any fuel rationing the ranch was required to follow during war times.

C) In the Farm Implements subseries there is information on tractors, harvesting combines and other farm machinery. There are also ledgers that document the monthly costs of maintaining farm implements.

SERIES 8: FINANCIAL

The FINANCIAL series contains information on the financial and accounting practices of the ranch. It shows in detail how the ranch made money, where it went, how the ranch paid the employees and how it documented the large number of accounts. The series is arranged in eight subseries: A) Accounting, B) Requisitions, C) Sales and Delivery, D) Ledgers, E) Banking, F) Payroll, G) Receipts and H) Taxes.

A) In the Accounting subseries are auditing papers; different ranch account information, especially on what each numbered account represented; information on bills payable and deposits; general account journal entries ranging in date from 1948 through 1954; and purchase orders.

B) The Requisitions subseries contains information regarding requests by the ranch for money and supplies. The documents begin in 1936 and run continuously thru 1955 and then include 1960 and 1978.

C) The Sales and Delivery subseries contains receipts of product sales, showing the price products sold for, not describing in depth who bought the products, which is contained in the AGRICULTURE series.

D) The Ledgers subseries is arranged chronologically from 1938 through 1974 and contains account and general journal ledgers.

E) The Banking subseries is a collection of deposit and withdrawal slips for every transaction made by the ranch. It is arranged first by banking institution, then chronologically. Bank of America documents range in date from 1936 through 1973. The Wells Fargo documents range in date from 1970 through 1985 and the First National Bank documents range from 1948 through 1969.

F) The Payroll subseries is arranged chronologically. It contains information on employee wages and pay schedules. This material is restricted. G) The Receipts subseries contains all the receipts from purchases and expenses by the ranch between 1936 and 1955, and then from the 1960s through the 1970s.

H) The Taxes subseries contains information on various county taxes such as livestock, fuel, property, and sales, as well as tax refunds.

SERIES 9: INSURANCE

The INSURANCE series contains information on insurance coverage held by the ranch, including documents concerning accident reports and workmen's compensation. It also includes information on provisional crop insurance from 1937 through 1951.

SERIES 10: BIRCH FOUNDATION

The BIRCH FOUNDATION series contains information on the Birch Family and on the philanthropic foundation they founded. The Birch Foundation gave money to many organizations to help fund community projects. The series is arranged in two subseries: A) Birch Family and B) Birch Foundation.

A) The Birch Family subseries contains personal correspondence of Mary Birch, Birch family geneaology, copies of old family letters dating from the 1840s, and documentation of trusts created by Stephen Birch, Sr.

B) The Birch Foundation subseries contains foundation annual reports, some tax information and letters requesting contributions from 1970 through 1983.

SERIES 11: MAHRAPO FARMS

The MAHRAPO FARMS series contains information on the Birch family farm in New Jersey. Mahrapo Farms was where the Birch family lived, as well as operating a cattle breeding operation. Papers in this series document the cattle operation, breeders shows, cattle sales, employee housing, and business papers.

SERIE 12: ORGANIZATIONS

The ORGANIZATIONS series contains mainly correspondence between the ranch and organizations with which it worked, from community organizations, state and federal organizations and agricultural organizations, including the American Hereford Association, Associated Farmers of San Diego County, California Farm Bureau Federation, Civil Defense and Disaster Organization, San Diego County, and the United States Department of Agriculture.

SERIES 13: SUBJECT FILES

The SUBJECT FILES series contains files such as fire fighting instructions, inventory of products and rationing information, bulletins, and newsletters.

SERIES 14: MAPS

The MAPS series includes maps and drawings of Otay Ranch, including building blueprints, maps of cultivated areas that specify what crops were planted where and how much land was used for that crop, drawings of road surveys, subdivision plans, land being developed by the cities of Chula Vista and National City, and maps of the San Diego area. One notable document is a sheet entitled "Birch Lineage (1619-1934)", a Birch family tree and plans of the Birch ancestors' family farms in England.

SERIES 15: ORIGINALS OF PRESERVATION PHOTOCOPIES

This series contains brittle and acidic original documents that were removed from their original file and replaced with a photocopy. The documents are in box and file order.

ADMINISTRATIVE

Administrative Files

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1 1 Account code lists.
1 2 Azuma claim, 1973.
1 3 Boy Scout permits, 1968 - 1979.
1 4 House furnishings at Valley Farm house.
1 5 House furnishings main ranch buildings, pre-1970s.
1 6 Keys.
1 7 Navy Seals parachute jumps, 1967.
1 8 Notices, 1940.
1 9 Otay Winchester Shooting Range, 1969.
1 10 Permits, 1965 - 1982.
1 11 Expenses, office supplies.
1 12 Field reports, 1979.
1 13-14 General journal entries, 1957 - 1974.
1 15 Inventories, 1939 - 1940.
2 1 Inventories, 1971.
2 2 Inventory, 1938 - 1948.
2 3 Inventory calculations, 1980s.
2 4 Inventory data, 1977.
2 5-6 Inventory reports, 1976 - 1978.
Monthly reports.
2 7 Correspondence, 1945 - 1946.
2 8-19 Daily weather conditions, labor roster and cattle count, January - December, 1949.
Order books.
2 20 1937 - 1938.
2 21-22 1942 - 1961.
3 1 Ranch crop receipts, 1985.
3 2 Physical inventory worksheets, 1968.
Production reports.
3 3-7 1946, April - 1948, June, 1946.
4 1 1948, July-December, 1948.
Purchase orders.
4 2 1946.
4 3-4 1976 - 1977.
4 5-8 1980.
5 1-6 1981 - 1983.
6 1-5 1984 - 1987.
6 6 Purchase & payment receipts, 1971 - 1976.
7 1-2 Quarterly inventory reports, 1977 - 1978.
Rainfall records.
7 3 1938 - 1986.
Daily precipitation records.
7 4 Dept. of Special District Services, Flood Control Division and Department of Sanitation and Flood Control, 1975 - 1984.
7 5 Department of Sanitation and Flood Control, 1984.
7 6 Department of Special District Services, Flood Control Division and Department of Sanitation and Flood Control, 1984 - 1987.
7 7 Records and other dates disposed or burned, 1960s.
Record of inventory.
7 8-13 1979 - 1982.
7 14-16 1985 - 1987.
Requests for purchase orders.
8 1-7 1976, June - 1978, June.
9 1-6 1978, July - 1979, December.
9 7 Valley Farm Ranch weekly report - Includes feeding and seeding reports, 1953.
9 8 Weather reports, 1939 - 1940.
9 9 Weekly meetings, 1972 - 1973.
10 1 Weekly meeting minutes - Includes cattle inventory, 1978 - 1983.

United Enterprises

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10 2 Industrial indemnity, 1984.
Daily files.
10 3-8 1978 - 1980.
11 1-6 1981 - 1982.
12 1 Water purchased, 1978.
12 2 United Enterprises vs. Cappos, Nick and Ed Koucouvelis, 1963.

CORRESPONDENCE

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12 3 A-Miscellaneous.
12 4 Adams Plantation, 1952 - 1955.
12 5 Anderson, Robert to Stephen Birch, 1938 - 1940.
12 6 B-Miscellaneous.
12 7 Baker, Phillip Pink, 1958 - 1959.
12 8 Birch, Mary, 1936 - 1946.
Birch, Stephen.
12 9-13 1936 - 1940.
12 14 Miscellaneous memos.
13 1 Birch, Jr., Stephen, 1941 - 1956.
13 2 Birds, 1939 - 1941.
13 3 Bit-U-Cobe Southwest Company.
13 4 Bryant and Cookingham, Inc., 1937.
13 5 C-Miscellaneous.
13 6 California State Chamber of Commerce, 1956.
13 7 California Tax/Chamber of Commerce, 1941 - 1945.
13 8 Collins, Ray S., 1977.
13 9 Collins, Wilkie - [Ranch manager], 1954 - 1957.
13 10 Cox, Andrew, 1935 - 1939.
13 11 D-Miscellaneous.
13 12 Darnell, Larry, 1973 - 1976.
13 13 Dean, James, Aleutian, 1936.
13 14-15 Dinsmore, John Bell, 1936 - 1938.
13 16 Downing, C.E., 1936 - 1940.
14 1 Duplicate copies of letters - Originals in files (via airmail), 1940.
14 2 F-Miscellaneous.
14 3 Fridlund, Eva, 1957.
14 4 G-Miscellaneous.
14 5 H-Miscellaneous.
14 6 Halliday, Dick, 1940.
14 7 Hedrick and Sweetland, Inc., 1937 - 1938.
14 8 Hewicker, John A., 1941.
14 9 I-Miscellaneous.
14 10 J-Miscellaneous.
14 11 Johnson, H. Monroe, 1937.
14 12 K-Miscellaneous.
14 13 L-Miscellaneous.
14 14 Llanos, Ubaldo, 1939 - 1940.
14 15 Long Branch Ranch, 1973.
14 16 Loula, Edward - [Office manager, 1960s-1975], 1938 - 1975.
14 17 M-Miscellaneous.
14 18 McCarthy, N.B., 1941.
14 19 Morrin and Underwood, Inc., Realtors, 1957.
14 20 N-Miscellaneous.
14 21-22 Newbery, T.R. - [Ranch Superintendent], 1934 - 1950.
Newell, Robert - [Manager in New York].
14 23 1936 - 1939.
15 1-6 1938 - 1976.
15 7 Newell to T.R. Newbery, April 23, 1938 - January 4, 1941.
15 8 O-Miscellaneous.
15 9 Otay Ranch, 1941.
15 10 P-Miscellaneous.
15 11 The Pacific Molasses Company, 1941 - 1956.
15 12 R-Miscellaneous.
15 13 Refunds, 1939 - 1941.
15 14 S-Miscellaneous.
15 15 San Diego and Arizona Eastern Railway Company, 1940 - 1942.
15 16 San Diego Gas and Electric Company, 1941 - 1943.
Scarbery, D.E. - [Ranch Superintendent, 1938-1940].
15 17 1938.
16 1-2 1939 - 1940.
16 3 Schutte, James E. - [Ranch Foreman 1950s-1970s], 1959 - 1977.
16 4 Sillers Paint and Varnish Co., 1943.
16 5 Southern Equipment and Supply Company, 1941.
16 6 Spencer, J.M., 1936.
16 7 Steele, Bob, 1957 - 1965.
16 8 T-Miscellaneous.
16 9 Telegrams, 1939 - 1946.
[Originals located in Preservation Photocopy folders].
16 10 U-Miscellaneous.
16 11 Uffman, John, 1938.
16 12 United States Department of Agriculture, 1943 - 1945.
16 13 United States Guarantee Company, 1942.
16 14 W-Miscellaneous.
16 15 Warehouse Report, 1944.
16 16 Western Metal Supply Co., 1938 - 1943.
16 17 Wilson, John W., 1954.
16 18 Y-Miscellaneous.
16 19 Copied Materials.

AGRICULTURE

Crop Data

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17 1 Acreage survey for crops, 1970.
17 2 Agricultural records, 1956 - 1976.
Barley.
17 3 Planting, 1938 - 1940.
17 4 Harvest, 1941.
17 5 1958 - 1959.
17 6-7 1985 - 1986.
17 8 Barley and wheat - Report of areas planted, 1978.
17 9 Barley grain, barley hay, barley straw, 1974 - 1977.
17 10-11 Barley hay records, 1978 - 1979.
17 12 Barley inventory - Alfalfa, wheat, wheat straw, wheat seed, barley seed, iodized salt and office store rooms, 1979 - 1982.
17 13 Barley - Mill run daily count, 1953.
17 14 Barley planting schedule, 1984.
17 15 Bean harvest, 1939.
17 16-17 Bean straw, 1936 - 1938 & 1941.
17 18 Comparative data - Annual field crop summary, 1939.
17 19 Crop conditions and general operations - Clippings, 1953 - 1956.
17 20-21 Crop inventory - Includes beanstraw, deferred expenses, hay record, inventory of farm equipment and tractor hours report, 1937 - 1938.
18 1 Crop production - Spreadsheets, 1950 - 1958.
18 2-4 Crop production, 1979 - 1980 & 1982.
Crop records.
18 5 FB-492-02 1937.
18 6 1949 - 1966.
18 7 1984 - 1985.
Crop reports.
18 8 1939 - 1941.
18 9 1956 - 1957. Includes a report with field numbers and corresponding acreage.
18 10 1964 - 1971.
18 11 Crop and weight documents, 1965 - 1984.
18 12 Garbanzos - Planting, 1939 - 1940.
Grain.
18 13-14 1936 - 1937.
18 15 Harvest, 1939 - 1940.
18 16 Storage - San Diego munic. warehouse, 1939 - 1940.
19 1 Planting - Includes a ranch map, 1940 - 1942.
19 2 Harvest, 1942.
19 3 Grass, 1939 - 1941.
19 4 Inventory, 1973 - 1984.
Lima beans.
19 5 1939 - 1940.
19 6-7 Planting, 1939 - 1941.
19 8-9 Harvest, 1941 - 1942.
19 10 Food Order #45, 1943 - 1945.
19 11 Planting, 1942 - 1944.
19 12 Macadamia and lychee crops, 1954 - 1955.
19 13 Material consumed from own crops, 1969.
19 14 Materials consumed for own use - Otay Ranch ledger, 1976 - 1977.
19 15 Mustard seed, 1938.
19 16 Oats - Planting, 1939.
19 17 Oat hay, 1941.
Orchids.
19 18 1938 - 1939.
20 1-2 1939 - 1940.
20 3 Plantings, experimental, 1939.
20 4-5 Planting reports, 1939 - 1940 & 1942.
20 6 Planting schedule, 1979.
20 7 Production records - Spreadsheets, 1940.
20 8 Proposed crop plan, 1954 - 1956.
20 9 Proposed plantings, 1941 - 1948.
20 10-11 Seed, grain and beans, 1939 - 1943.
20 12 Sesame, 1954 - 1956.
20 13 Sorghum, 1955 - 1957.
20 14 FB-446-01 Weekly barley quotations, 1966 - 1973.
Wheat.
20 15 Planting, 1939.
20 16 Harvest, 1941.
20 17 Wheat and barley, 1981.
20 18 Wheat germ - Research data, 1942.
20 19 Wildoats - Spraying control, 1954 - 1955.

Crop Sales

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20 20 Alfalfa sales - Deal with J. Smith, 1970.
20 21 Barley sales and harvest, 1953 - 1958.
21 1-2 Barley sales, Transport by Cargil Co., 1974 - 1975.
21 3 Bean straw, 1938 - 1939.
21 4 Bills of lading, 1938 - 1940.
21 5 Campo cattle feeders, 1967 - 1968.
21 6 Ceilings on hay, 1945.
21 7 Cost of sales, 1940 - 1947.
21 8 Feed certificates and resale permits, 1967 - 1985.
21 9 Grain, 1938 - 1939.
21 10 Grain sales, 1944 - 1950.
21 11 Grain contracts, 1973.
21 12 Harrison and Riedy Grain Co., 1966 - 1970.
21 13 Lima beans, 1938 - 1941.
22 1 Lima bean sales, 1944 - 1950.
22 2 FB-422-04 Los Angeles grain market quotations - Wheat, oat, barley, 1938 - 1939.
22 3 Molasses, 1944.
22 4 Oat hay, 1942 - 1951.
Public weighmaster.
22 5 1936 - 1957.
22 6 1976 - 1983.
22 7 Sale of sacks, 1954.
22 8 Weighmasters certificate of weight and measure, 1982.
22 9 Wheat, 1942 - 1945.

Irrigation

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22 10 California water program, 1955.
22 11 City of San Diego - Accounts of water purchased, 1974 - 1981.
22 12 FB-492-01 Graphed rainfall records, 1938 - 1980.
22 13 Irrigation pipe Line, 1939.
22 14-15 Irrigation systems, 1939 - 1941.
22 16 Map of water holes in Otay Valley.
Draft.
Otay Municipal Water District.
23 1 Correspondence and contract, 1962 - 1963.
23 2-4 Accounts of water purchased, 1974 - 1982.
23 5 Rain, 1939 - 1941.
23 6 Rainfall records, January - February 1957.
23 7 Unfinished projects - Water development and reduction of equipment repair charges, 1960.
23 8 Water development, 1939 - 1940.
23 9 Water meter (Account #81), 1961 - 1967.
23 10 Water meter reading cards, 1962 - 1965.
23 11 Water meters, 1936 - 1950.
23 12 Water projects, 1951 - 1961.
23 13 Water records, 1972 - 1973.
23 14 Water rights, 1942.
24 1 Water systems, 1938.
24 2 Water systems - Headquarters, 1942 - 1950.
24 3 Wells, 1953 - 1954.

Pesticides, Fertilizers and Conservation

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24 4 Agricultural conservation program, 1940.
24 5 Crops - Spraying, 1954 - 1955.
24 6 Fertilizer, 1938 - 1939.
24 7 Fertilizer and seed, 1953 - 1956.
24 8 Field boundaries - Changes, etc.
24 9 Morning glory treatment, 1947.
24 10 Notice to hold commodities on premises - Morning glory contamination, 1958.
24 11 Pest control, 1939 - 1940.
24 12 Range conservation and land reclamation, 1928 - 1940.
24 13 Rodent control, 1938 - 1945.
24 14 Soil bank program, 1956 - 1957.
24 15 Soil conservation - Department of Agriculture and University of California, 1955 - 1957.
24 16 Weed control, 1939 - 1943.

Miscellaneous

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24 17 Acreage data, 1939 - 1940.
24 18 Bags - Ames Harris Neville, 1935 - 1939.
24 19 Bags, sacks and twine, 1944 - 1950.
24 20 Bags, twine, etc., 1942 - 1943.
24 21 Bemis Bro. Bag Co., 1935 - 1939.

LIVESTOCK

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American Hereford Association.
25 1 Cattle transactions, 1940 - 1955.
25 2 Purebred Hereford calves for registry, 1953.
25 3 Registration, 1955.
American Hereford Record.
25 4 Applications for transfer, 1942 - 1958.
25 5 Certificate of entry - Cows, 1942 - 1956.
25 6 Certificate of entry, 1950.
25 7 American Polled Hereford Association - Birth records, 1944 - 1946.
25 8 American Polled Hereford birth records - 0-69 to 0-295, 1942 - 1944.
25 9 American Polled Hereford Breeders Association - Certificates of sale, 1951 - 1958.
American Polled Hereford Association - Certificate of entry.
25 10 Cows, 1942 - 1953.
25 11 Purebred cows, 1948 - 1955.
25 12 Bulls, 1949 - 1955.
25 13-14 Brand inspection certificate, 1970 & 1973 - 1974.
25 15 Brand renewals, 1938 - 1961.
25 16 Branding reports, 1980s.
26 1 Breeding - Book No. 1, Bulls, 1950 - 1953.
26 2 Calf weights, 1954 - 1955.
26 3-5 Cattle, 1941 - 1957 & 1972.
26 6 Cattle account No. 365, 1958.
26 7 Cattle acquisitions, 1937 - 1938.
26 8 Cattle - Bill of sales, 1954 - 1975.
Cattle inventory.
26 9 Number of steers, cows, calves, heifers and bulls, 1938.
26 10-11 1972 & undated.
Animal death reports.
26 12-15 1979 - 1982.
26 16-17 1984 - 1986.
26 18 Closeout summaries, 1971 - 1973.
26 19-21 Cows and bulls, 1979 & 1984 - 1986.
26 22 Cows and bulls by pasture, 1973 - 1975.
27 1 Employees, 1971 - 1973.
Feed reports.
27 2-3 1981 - 1982.
27 4-5 1984 - 1986.
27 6 Form 7101, Cattle move record, 1974.
27 7 Form 7102, Branding reports, 1972.
27 8 Form 7103, Dead animal report, 1972 - 1974.
27 9 Form 7104, Increase/decrease in livestock, 1971 - 1974.
27 10 Form 7106, Cattle sales records, 1971 - 1973.
27 11 Form 7106/7107, Purchase record, 1971 - 1974.
27 12 Form 7107, Feed reports, 1972 - 1974.
27 13 Form 7108, Foreign cattle received, 1973.
27 14 Herefords, 1948 - 1955.
27 15 Medication/innoculation.
27 16-18 Overall Records, 1980 - 1983.
27 19 Profit and loss statements, 1971 - 1972.
Cattle move records.
27 20-22 1971 - 1972.
28 1-3 1979 - 1983.
28 4 Cattle purchase from Aubrey Sears, 1938.
28 5 Cattle - Range herd, 1938 - 1957.
28 6-7 Cattle sales, 1941 - 1946.
28 8 Cattle sales - Orita Land and Cattle Co., 1973 - 1975.
28 9 Cows, 1945 - 1955.
28 10 Feed grinding, 1941 - 1942.
28 11 Horses, 1938 - 1974.
28 12 Livestock head - Day tax return, 1972 - 1973.
28 13 Photograph - Jim Horn with bull.
28 14 Record of performance, UC College of Agriculture, 1953 - 1954.
28 15 Reports - Number of cattle and feed costs, 1950 - 1952.
29 1 Supplies, 1954 - 1956.
29 2 Valley Game Farm, 1939 - 1942.
29 3 Valley Game Farm - Purchasing Birds, 1927 - 1941.
29 4 Accommodation purchases - Employees, 1943 - 1945.
29 5 Applications for employment, 1939 - 1943.

LABOR

Employees

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29 6-8 Barbecue, 1946 & 1974 - 1975.
29 9 Boarding house deductions, 1944 - 1946.
29 10 Cattle Supervisors time-off due to Sunday Work, 1980.
29 11 Employee savings accounts (withheld), 1951 - 1974.
29 12 Housing, 1946 - 1970.
29 13 Labor costs, 1973.
29 14 Labor cost reports, 1975.
30 1 Mexican national farm labor - Includes correspondence and a draft "Individual Work Agreement", 1943 - 1945.
30 2 Minor's employment permits.
30 3 Mitchell, R. I., 1964 - 1967.
30 4 Pancake breakfast, 1971.
30 5 Ranch operations - Includes material regarding labor distribution in 1941, correspondence regarding animal husbandry and correspondence regarding permission to hunt on Otay Ranch, 1941 - 1966.
30 6 Reports of labor - Includes correspondence regarding wage-scale, employment verification, employee rosters, inquiries for employment, and lists of women employed as bean pickers, 1936 - 1939.
30 7 Selective Service System, 1942 - 1945.
30 8 Vacation planner - Temporary help planner, 1980.
30 9 Wage rates and benefits, 1970 - 1973.
30 10 Wages, 1934 - 1943.
30 11 Wilke Collins' employee file, 1953 - 1966.
Employee information cards.
31 A - Ft.
32 G - Pk.
33 Pl - Z.

Time Reports

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34 1 Daily labor sheets, 1938.
Reports.
34 2-3 1937 - 1941, 1937.
34 4 1965.
34 5-7 1967, June - August.
35 1-2 1975.
35 3-4 1977.
35 5-9 1978 - 1980, Temporary.
36 1-2 1980 - 1981, Temporary.
36 3 1983.

Cattle and Work Shedules

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36 4-6 1979 - 1980.
37 1-6 1980 & 1982 - 1983.

Work Orders

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38 1-2 Work assignment, 1942.
38 3 Work assignment schedule, 1941.
Work orders.
38 4 AC 45-General water system, 1938 - 1964.
38 5 Diesel engine and water pumps, 1963 - 1972.
38 6 Fence repair jobs, 1970 - 1973.
38 7 Job 50-2 - Culvert-Ranch Rd., 1973.
38 8 Oil roads, 1969.
Work order records.
38 9 1976.
38 10-12 1978.
39 1-7 1978 - 1979.
40 1-7 1979, April - July.
41 1-5 1979, July - September.
42 1-6 1979, September - December.
43 1-6 1979 - 1980.
44 1-2 1980.
44 3 Generastors, 1950.
44 4 Water trough in field 21, 1973.
44 5 Well 45-1 - Miller Place, 1970.
44 6 Well 45-2 - Jamul, 1970.
44 7 Well repair, 1970.
44 8 Work permits, 1945.

PROPERTY

Facilities

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44 9 Work schedules, 1983.
Building A/C 40.
44 10 General.
44 11 Multiple prop. nos., 1958.
44 12 Single not - Building appliances info and warranties, 1970s - 1980s.
44 13 Building 41, 1976.
44 14 Building 42, 1973.
44 15 Buildings 45-46, 1972.
44 16 Building 121, 1965.
44 17 Building 190, 1973.
44 18 Building construction, 1940 - 1960.
Building repairs.
44 19 1940 - 1941.
44 20 Miscellaneous, 1968 - 1969.
44 21 Otay Ranch, 1940.
44 22 Bunkhouse, 1938.
44 23 California Adobe Products - Promotional pictures of adobe houses built by the company.
See "Bunkhouse, 1938".
44 24 Cement cellar, 1938.
44 25 Chula Vista Community Hospital Road, sold to City of Chula Vista, 1973.
45 1 Construction projects, 1938 - 1939.
45 2 Contractor agreements - Between Otay Ranch and external contractors for construction, etc., 1938 - 1943.
45 3 FB-492-03 Depreciable property (except animals), 1940s.
45 4-5 Electrical contracts, 1930s - 1960s.
45 6 Electrical service, 1939 - 1962.
45 7 Fence 47-6 - Southwest perimeter.
45 8 Fence 47-7 - South perimeter, (N. side of Beckley Mesa).
45 9 Fence 47-8 - Interior between fields 31/27 and 17/23.
45 10 Fence 47-9 - Interior from main entrance along field 40 to Peggi Cy., 1971.
45 11 Fence 47-10 - Perimeter fence along west end of Tel. Cy. Rd. Project cancelled, 1971.
45 12 Fence 47-11 - Interior, 1971.
45 13 Fence 47-13 - Interior from Pggi Cy. along field 6 to Tel. Cy. Rd.
45 14 Fence 47-14 - Interior east-west between fields 26A and 26B.
45 15 Fence 47-15 - River Bottom, 1972.
45 16 Fence 47-16 - Interior, east-west in Pggi Cy. along field 21, 1972.
45 17 Fence 47-17 - Interior, L-shape, Rancho de la Nacion (enclosing Hospital site), area of field 43.
45 18 Fence 47-18, 1972.
45 19 Fence 47-22, 1972.
45 20 Fence 47-23 - Interior, field 52 area, 1973.
45 21-22 Fence repairs, 1936 - 1940.
Fences.
45 23 1939 - 1941.
45 24 Multiple numbers or no numbers assigned.
45 25 Tenant, 1975 - 1980.
45 26 Fencing material, 1977.
46 1 Hayshed, 1936.
46 2 House furnishings at main ranch buildings, 1940 - 1950.
46 3 Machine shed, 1937.
46 4 MC-151-5 Maps of buildings, 1940 - 1960.
46 5 Mobile home, 1952.
46 6 New houses, 1965.
46 7 Quonset hut barn - Includes blueprints, building permits and correspondences, 1946.
46 8 Roads, 1939 - 1942.
46 9 Rearing pens at Valley Ranch, 1937.
46 10 Roofing, 1938.
46 11 Septic tanks, 1970 - 1980.
46 12 Smith house off Telegraph Canyon, 1938.
46 13 Trailer park, 1973.
46 14 Telephone data, 1938.
46 15 Telephone, 1978 - 1984.
46 16 Utilities - Photocopies of ledger entries and billing statements, 1974 - 1980.
47 1 Indexes and maps - Log of property numbers assigned, 1970.
Box Folder Oversize
47 2 Access to ranch property.
47 3 Acreage changes, 1969 - 1970.
47 4 Diamond 'A' Farms, (A.J. Ashkar) - Turned over to Gray, Cary, Ames and Frye, 1967.
47 5-6 Easements and rights of way, 1938 - 1961.
47 7 Farm leases, 1969 - 1972.
48 1-2 Farm leases, 1969 - 1972.
48 3 Grant of easement - California Water and Telephone Company, 1951.
Land acquisition.
48 4 Coogan Unit, 1937.
48 5 Land of interest, 1939 - 1941.
48 6 Miscellaneous, 1939 - 1976.
48 7 Purchased, 1937 - 1939.
49 1 Purchased, 1940 - 1941.
49 2 Tax delinquent sales, 1937.
49 3 Land deals, 1941 - 1962.
49 4 Land development, 1939 - 1941.
Land leases.
49 5-6 1937 - 1947.
49 7 Accounting data, 1937 - 1953.
49 8 City, 1939.
49 9 C. Gonzalez, 1940.
49 10 General, 1939 - 1940.
49 11 McClaren, J.J. and Yamamoto, John, 1954.
49 12 Nelson and Sloan, 1955.
49 13 Taylor Grazing Act, 1938 - 1939.
49 14 Lease, El Monte Imports, 1972.
Lease records.
49 15 Account 30,90,247, 1963 - 1974.
50 1 Building tenants and building employees, 1968 - 1973.
50 2 Tenant's land, tenant's grazing privileges and account 395, 1971 - 1972.
50 3 Leased property, 1940.
Leases - Expired and cancelled.
50 4-5 1936 - 1946.
50 6-7 1948 - 1960.
50 8 Leases and agreements, 1941 - 1963.
50 9 Maps of Chula Vista Farms and Otay Ranch.
Otay Winchester Shooting Range.
50 10 Miscellaneous, 1968.
50 11 Ammo shelf count, 1966.
51 1 Ammo shelf count, 1966.
51 2 Score card, 1968.
51 3 Property lines, 1971.
51 4 Rancho de la Nacion, 1966 - 1967.
51 5 Right of way agreements, 1973.
51 6 Surveys, 1936 - 1938.
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51 7-8 Daily visitor log, 1980 - 1983.
51 9 Log of daily visitors, 1978.
51 10 Pinkerton reports, 1956.
51 11 San Diego County Association For Retarded - Quit deed, 1970 - 1983.
Security patrol daily log.
51 12-13 1976 - 1978.
52 1 1978, January - April.
52 2 Signs - Otay Ranch, 1938.
52 3 Trespassing reports, 1970.

EQUIPMENT

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52 4 Authorized vehicles - Includes bumper sticker with Otay Ranch brand, 1979.
52 5 Lists of cars and trucks.
52 6 Miscellaneous vehicle purchase records, 1945 - 1971.
52 7 Vehicle #903, 1953 - 1972.
52 8 Vehicle purchases, 1968 - 1973.
Vehicle registration.
52 9 Correspondences, 1946 - 1974.
52 10-13 Correspondence and inventory lists, 1936 - 1978.
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52 14 Diesel fuel purchases, 1939 - 1946.
52 15 Fuel, oil-diesel, 1938 - 1939.
Fuel consumption.
52 16 1936.
53 1-7 1938 - 1942.
54 1-7 1943 - 1949.
55 1-5 1950 - 1954.
55 6 Undated - There is no indication what years these records reflect; there are portions of two years in this folder.
56 1-6 Gas and oil distribution, 1975 - 1982.
56 7 Gas, oil and diesel distribution, 1983.
57 1-3 Gas, oil and diesel distribution, 1984 - 1986.
Gasoline purchases.
57 4 1967 - 1969.
57 5 1980 - 1981.
57 6 1983.
57 7 Gasoline rationing, 1941 - 1943.
58 1-3 Gasoline rebates, current invoices, 1953 - 1964.
58 4 Notebook - Gasoline, 1971 - 1974.
58 5 Petroleum products, 1939 - 1951.
58 6-7 Propane, 1957 & 1975.

Farm Implements

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58 8-9 Bean combine, 1936 - 1939.
58 10 Bean combine harvester, 1938 - 1939.
58 11 Depreciation of equipment, 1954.
Equipment.
58 12 1938 - 1942.
59 1 1940 - 1945.
59 2-3 1953 - 1985.
59 4 Costs, 1938 - 1946.
59 5 Inventory, undated.
59 6 Lansley, 1937.
59 7 Lists.
59 8 McFarland, undated.
59 9 Purchase correspondence, 1935 - 1962.
59 10-12 Repairs, 1935 - 1944.
59 13 Sales, 1942.
59 14 Fire extinguishers, 1957.
59 15 FB-446-02 Fleet Owners Monthly cost record, 1946.
59 16 Grain drills - John Deere, 1976.
59 17 Inventory and valuation of personal property, June 1, 1955.
59 18 Machinery repair costs, 1936 - 1937.
59 19 Monitor compound grain and bean separator, 1939.
Monthly cost records, 1946.
59 20 FB-446-03 Tractors #801.
59 21 FB-446-04 Tractors #802.
59 22 FB-446-05 Tractors #803.
59 23 FB-446-06 Tractors #805.
59 24 FB-446-07 Tractors #807.
59 25 FB-446-08 Tractors #808.
59 26 FB-446-09 Tractors #809.
59 27 FB-446-10 Tractors #815.
59 28 Tools and equipment, 1939 - 1940.
59 29-30 Tractor repairs, 1936 - 1943.
59 31 Valley Ranch equipment, 1936 - 1941.

FINANCIAL

Accounting

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59 32 Account #123 - Accommodation purchases - Employees, old sheets prior to January 1, 1973.
59 33 Account #133- Materials and supplies, 1974 - 1975.
60 1 Account #950- Tractor and semi-trailer, 1971 - 1972.
Account auditing.
60 2-4 1937 - 1953.
60 5 1962, Includes summary lists.
60 6 1937 - 1938, Otay Ranch.
60 7 Account transfer, 1958.
60 8 [Accounting] Report, 1936, August 31 & October 24.
Two reports on the closing of the books at Otay Ranch prior to its purchase by Stephen Birch.
60 9 Accounts - Correspondence, 1936 - 1968.
60 10 Accounts, 1954 - 1959.
60 11 Accounts payable, 1979.
60 12 Accounts receivable, 1938 - 1941.
60 13 Accounts receivable - Water, 1975.
60 14 Bids, 1940 - 1943.
61 1-4 Bills payable, 1943 - 1946.
61 5 Cash book - Southern California First National Bank, 1958 - 1968.
61 6 Contracts, bills of sale, 1938 - 1939.
61 7 Daily cash balance records, 1969 - 1974.
61 8 Debit and credit statements, 1938 - 1950.
61 9-10 Deposits, 1971.
62 1 Deposits, 1974.
62 2 Depreciation of equipment, 1936 - 1965.
62 3 Disbursements - Rancho Del Otay, 1938 - 1941.
First National Bank statements - Includes cancelled checks.
62 4-14 1943, January - November.
63 1 1943, December.
General journal entries.
63 2-6 1948 - 1950.
64 1-6 1950 - 1953.
65 1-3 1953 - 1954.
65 4-6 1974 - 1978.
65 7 Material requisitions, 1938 - 1939.
65 8 Mayumi account, 1968.
Payables.
65 9 1977, February.
66 1 1977, March.
66 2-3 1977, December.
66 4 Pilferage/Sales, 1951 - 1953.
66 5 Production, reconcilement, 1936 - 1938.
Purchase orders.
66 6 1937 - 1938.
66 7 1969.
66 8-9 1987, July-December.
67 1 Rice Cy.Prop. in escrow, September 1968.
67 2-3 San Diego Gas and Electric, 1974 - 1981.
67 4 Statement of debit and credits, 1938 - 1939.
67 5 Reorganization of Otay Ranch accounting, 1974.

Requisitions

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67 6-12 1936 - 1940.
68 1-10 1941 - 1945.
69 1-11 1946 - 1951.
70 1-6 1952 - 1955.
70 7 1960.
71 1 1978.

Sales and Delivery

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71 2-6 1951 - 1953.
72 1-5 1954 & 1956 - 1958.
72 6 1961.
73 1-5 1962 & 1964 - 1967.
74 1-2 1968 - 1969.
74 3 1974.
74 4 Sales orders #5722-6071.
74 5 1959.
75 1-2 1960 & 1963.
75 3 Miscellaneous - Includes correspondences for the sale of grease drums, junk batteries, bean straw, manure, a 500-gallon storage tank, and lima bean screenings, 1941 - 1942.
75 4-6 Ranch products, 1937 - 1942.
Vouchers.
75 7 1936, March-April.
76 1-6 1936 - 1943.
Box Folder Oversize
77 1 Valley Ranch and old ledger sheets, 1935 - 1936.
77 2 Accommodation purchases for employees, 1942 - 1972.
77 3 Accounts payable, unclaimed wages, accident and health insurance, 1938 - 1970.
77 4 Accounts receivable, 1938 - 1972.
77 5 Accrued rent, deferred charges, suspense, 1939 - 1970.
77 6 Boarding house account and United Enterprises/Otay agricultural account, 1938 - 1972.
77 7 Crop inventories, 1938 - 1972.
77 8 Deferred income, 1938 - 1972.
77 9 Depreciation reserves, 1939 - 1959.
General ledger.
78 1-2 Accounts payable, 1973 - 1974.
78 3 Assets, 1965 - 1973.
78 4 Capital, 1965 - 1973.
79 1 Cash receipts, 1973 - 1974.
79 2-4 Expenses, 1938 - 1973.
80 1 Income and cost of sales, 1938 - 1970.
80 2 Insurance, taxes, expenses, 1937 - 1970.
80 3 Journal entries, 1973 - 1974.
80 4 Liabilities, 1965 - 1973.
80 5 Maintenance, 1937 - 1970.
81 1-3 Maintenance, 1937 - 1970.
81 4 Miscellaneous gains and losses, 1965 - 1973.
81 5 Revenues, 1965 - 1973.
81 6 Sales, 1937 - 1966.
82 1 Inventory of materials, 1938 - 1972.
82 2 Inventory of water in reservoir, 1963 - 1970.
82 3 Livestock, 1938 - 1950.
82 4 Processed feed, 1944 - 1967.
82 5 Rentals and construction in progress, 1938 - 1972.
82 6 Seed inventory, 1938 - 1970.
82 7 Social Security, employee wages withheld, sales tax, 1951 - 1970.
82 8 Unexpired insurance, 1938 - 1972.
82 9 Winchester Range, Eastern Office balance, losses, crop costs, 1945 - 1962.
83 1-7 Ledgers, 1935 - 1937.

Banking Records

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Bank of America.
84 1-4 Accounts payable, General journals, 1937 - 1944.
85 1 Check records, 1945 - 1946.
Ledgers.
85 2 Accrued wages and check records, 1947 - 1948.
97 2-3 1945 - 1954.
85 3-4 1949 - 1952.
86 1-5 1953 - 1961.
87 1-4 1962 - 1969.
Deposits.
98 1 1936 - 1947, August.
99 1947, September - 1952, August.
100 1952, September - 1956, June.
101 1956, July - 1960.
102 1960, December - 1964, August.
103 1964, September - 1967, April.
104 1967, May - 1968, July.
105 1968, August - 1969; Withdrawls, check statements, 1937.
Withdrawls & check statements.
106 1937, November - 1939, October.
107 1939, November - 1942, February.
108 1942, March - 1944, February.
109 1944, March - 1945, October.
110 1945, November - 1949, March.
111 1949, April - 1952, March.
112 1952, April - 1955, June.
113 1955, July - 1959, March.
114 1959, April - 1961.
115 1962, January - 1964, August.
116 1964, September - 1967, April.
117 1967, May - 1973 [excluding 1972].
97 4 Cash book, 1957 - 1968.
First National Bank.
88 1-4 Distribution of invoices or vouchers, 1938 - 1945.
Distribution of items.
89 1-5 1946 - 1955.
90 1-4 1956 - 1963.
91 1-3 1964 - 1969.
General journal entries.
92 1-7 1936 - 1951.
93 1-5 1952 - 1961.
94 1-4 1962 - 1969.
97 6-7 Check binder, 1935 - 1936.
97 8 Ledger, 1952 - 1957.
125 Deposits 1948, January - 1949; Withdrawls, 1938, September - 1940, August.
Withdrawls.
126 1940, September - 1944, December.
127 1945, January - 1951, March [excluding 1947-1949].
128 1951, April - 1954, December.
129 1955, January - 1959, April.
130 1959, May - 1964, December.
131 1965, January - 1969, September [excluding 1967].
Wells Fargo Bank.
95 1-3 Accounts payable, 1970 - 1972.
95 4-6 Ledger journal entries, 1970 - 1972.
96 1 Labor cost report, 1975.
96 2-3 Payroll input sheets, 1975 - 1976.
Deposits.
118 1970 - 1973, September.
119 1973, October - 1977, December.
120 1978, January - 1983; Withdrawls, 1969, October - 1971, August.
Withdrawls.
121 1971, September - 1975, March.
122 1975, April - August.
123 1975, September - 1977, November.
124 1977, April - 1985; First National Bank, Deposits, 1947.
97 1 Bank reports, 1946 - 1971.
97 5 Correspondence regarding deposits, 1938 - 1939.
132 Check binder stubs, 1935, September - 1937, June.
133 Crop weight slips.
134 Crop weight slips.
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Payroll records.
135 1-5 1936 - 1937.
Restrictions Apply
136 1-3 1937 - 1939.
Restrictions Apply
137 1-4 1939 - 1940.
Restrictions Apply
138 1-5 1941 - 1943.
Restrictions Apply
139 1-5 1943 - 1945.
Restrictions Apply
140 1-5 1945 - 1947.
Restrictions Apply
141 1-4 1948 - 1950.
Restrictions Apply
142 1-5 1951 - 1955.
Restrictions Apply
143 1-6 1956 - 1961.
Restrictions Apply
144 1-6 1962 - 1967.
Restrictions Apply
145 1-5 1968 - 1971.
Restrictions Apply
146 1-5 1971 - 1974.
Restrictions Apply
147 1 Payroll input sheets, 1977.
Restrictions Apply
Box Folder Oversize
148 1 FB-492-05 Cash receipts, 1970 - 1972.
148 2 Industries Supply Co. invoices, 1947.
148 3 Miscellaneous receipts, 1940s.
148 4-9 1936 - 1951.
149 1-3 1952 - 1955.
149 4-5 1961.
149 6 1970s.
149 7 Repair receipts, 1935 - 1936.
149 8 Wilson Clark invoices, 1938.
Box Folder Oversize
149 9 Account codes, 1978.
150 1 County assessor, 1976.
150 2 County Land Use Coordinating Council - Taxes, 1975.
150 3 Income tax, return information, 1942.
150 4-5 Livestock Head/Day tax, 1970 - 1980.
Livestock head/day assessment.
150 6 Livestock Head/Day tax return forms, 1974 - 1977.
150 7 Miscellaneous taxes; California gasoline tax, 1973.
150 8 Motor vehicle fuel license tax, 1985.
150 9 Personal property assessment records, 1935 - 1939.
150 10 Personal property tax assessment-VI-A-2-(a) - Agricultural property statements, 1966 - 1978.
150 11 Personal property taxes-VI-A-2-(b) - "Landlord's report of household furnishings", 1966 - 1973.
Property tax assessment-VI-A-1-(a).
150 12 Correspondence and calculations, 1957 - 1971.
150 13 Property assessment from the S.D. Office of Assessor, 1967 - 1968.
151 1 Assessment notices, 1968 - 1971.
151 2 Property Tax Bills-VI-E, 1956 - 1971.
151 3 Taxes - Miscellaneous data, extra sheets, A/M tapes, 1970 - 1971.
Property taxes.
151 4 1947 - 1975.
151 5 VI-B-2 - Data on UE-owned land values, offers to buy, 1972 - 1973.
151 6 VI-C-1 - Data on contiguous land value zoning changes in process, 1968 - 1973.
151 7 VI-C-2 - Data on contiguous land values, sales, 1962 - 1973.
151 8 VI-D-1 - Data on government owned land (California) State Board of Equality regarding federal grazing pernots [permits?], 1972.
151 9 VI-G - Correspondence indirectly related to property taxes, 1971.
151 10 VII-C - Deletions from tax rolls sales, 1958 - 1969.
151 11 Assessment lists, 1935.
151 12 Deletions from tax rolls - Condemnations, 1965.
151 13-15 State and local, 1955 - 1975.
152 1 Sales tax details, 1971.
152 2 Sales tax record, 1965 - 1971.
152 3 Tax refunds, 1965 - 1980.
Federal gasoline and lubricating oils.
152 4 Taxes and assessments, 1939 - 1953.
152 5-6 Correspondence, 1958 - 1968.

INSURANCE

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152 7 Accident reports to State Compensation, 1950 - 1965.
152 8 Bayly, Martin and Fay - Crop insurance, 1956.
153 1-5 Bayly, Martin and Fay Inc. Insurance Engineers.
153 6 Calculation of compensation insurance premium, 1977.
California disability insurance.
153 7 1966 - 1972.
154 1 1973 - 1977.
154 2 California Physicians Service, Blue Cross, 1957 - 1970.
154 3-5 Connecticut General Life Insurance Company, 1950s & 1972-1980.
154 6 Creaser, Price Insurance Inc. - General and personal liability policy, 1971.
154 7 Crop insurance, 1939.
154 8 Employee insurance, 1943 - 1947.
154 9 Employee disability insurance coverage, 1970.
154 10 Employee insurance benefits, 1950 - 1961.
154 11 Federal Insurance Company - Automobile insurance policies, 1950s - 1960s.
155 1 Fire insurance, 1968.
155 2 Insurance claim - United Enterprises vs. William Wesley, 1957 - 1958.
155 3-7 Correspondence, 1938 - 1956.
155 8 Policy 154585, California State Compensation Insurance.
155 9 Policy 873814, 1973 - 1974.
155 10 Property loss - Big hay barn fire, 1945.
Provisional crop insurance.
155 11-12 1937 - 1941.
156 1-4 1942 - 1951.
156 5 Provisional insurance reports, 1973 - 1978.
156 6 SSI quarterly compensation, 1964.
State compensation insurance fund.
156 7 1938 - 1939.
157 1-6 1940 - 1950.
157 7-9 1972 - 1976.
157 10 Payroll reports, 1976 - 1978.
158 1-3 Injury reports, 1968 - 1985.
158 4 Summary reports, 1971 - 1980.
158 5 Unexpired insurance, 1944.
158 6 Workman's compensation, 1935 - 1937.
158 7 Workman's compensation insurance, 1938 - 1941.

BIRCH FOUNDATION

Birch Family

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158 8 Appraisal of property at Glen Rock, Bergen County, New Jersey, 1941.
158 9 Birch family genealogy.
158 10 Birch family tree and records.
158 11 Copies of old family letters and record of hearing in 1877.
158 12 Genealogical data and correspondence.
159 1 Genealogical data and correspondence.
159 2-7 Mary B. Patrick correspondence, 1979 - 1982.
159 8 Trusts under will of Stephen Birch Accounting for period November 19, 1943-August 1, 1978.
160 1-3 Trusts under will of Stephen Birch Accounting for period November 19, 1943-August 1, 1978.

MAHRAPO FARMS

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166 8 Analysis of feed account, 1949.
166 9 Business with Clendenin J. Ryan and settlement, 1960.
166 10 Cash receipts and disbursements, 1966.
166 11 Cattle inventories, 1952.
167 1 Correspondence regarding claim against insurance company, regarding loss of "Morning Call 16-W", 1950 - 1956.
167 2 Federal Insurance Contribution Act (FICA) taxes, 1950 - 1968.
167 3-5 Gasoline refunds, 1955 - 1963.
167 6-8 Inventories, 1961 - 1965.
168 1 J. Preston Sweeker, 1963 - 1966.
168 2 Livestock inventories, 1963.
168 3 Mailing list, Quality production sale, 1955 - 1957.
168 4 Northern classic sale, October 21, 1960.
168 5-6 Quality production sale, September 9, 1955.
168 7-8 Rental houses - SB-38-4, 1957 - 1969.

ORGANIZATIONS

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168 9 American Hereford Association, 1956.
168 10 American Pipe and Steel Corp., Inc., 1936.
168 11 American Polled Hereford Association.
168 12 Associated Farmers of San Diego County, Inc., 1944.
169 1 Associations, 1970s.
169 2 Automotive Research Institute questionnaire, 1972.
169 3 California Department of Employment, 1936 - 1939.
169 4 California Department of Food and Agriculture - Weighmaster license, 1970 - 1977.
169 5 California Electric Works - Christmas poster.
169 6 California Farm Bureau Fed., 1976 - 1977.
169 7 California Game Breeders Association - Monthly bulletin, July 1938.
169 8 California Lima Bean Growers Association, 1936.
169 9 California Polled Hereford Association, Inc., 1946 - 1957.
California State Chamber of Commerce.
169 10 1943 - 1944.
169 11 1953 - 1956.
169 12 Chula Vista Lumber Company, 1935.
169 13 Chula Vista Planning, 1971.
169 14 Civil Defense and Disaster Organization, 1954 - 1959.
169 15 Columbia Salesbook Co. - State of California Department of Agriculture and the Bureau of Weights and Measures.
169 16 Daley Enterprises, 1969.
169 17 District Public Works Office, 11th Naval District, 1954 - 1960.
169 18 Dues - Memberships, 1943 - 1950.
169 19 General Petroleum Corporation of CA, 1941 - 1943.
169 20 Plant Food Corporation Invoice, 1950.
169 21 San Diego Co-Op Association, 1967 - 1972.
169 22 San Diego Co-Op Poultry Association, 1968 - 1976.
170 1 San Diego County Department of Agriculture, 1972 - 1977.
San Diego County Farm Bureau.
170 2 1939 - 1940.
170 3 1943 - 1945.
170 4 Bulletin, 1974.
170 5 San Diego County Farm Bureau News, 1966.
170 6 San Diego County Notices of Public Hearing, 1975.
170 7 San Diego Crop News and Poultry Journal, 1952 - 1954.
170 8 San Diego Farmers, Inc., 1942 - 1945.
170 9 San Diego Gas and Electric - Refunds, 1936 - 1951.
170 10 San Diego Liquid Gas and Appliance, Inc., 1953.
170 11 Sinclair Paints.
170 12 Sinco Farms, 1973.
170 13 Spurling Thoroughbred Farm, 1987.
170 14-15 Standard Oil Company, 1937 & 1942 - 1943.
170 16 Union Trust Company, 1939.
United States Department of Agriculture.
170 17-20 1938 - 1957.
171 1-2 Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Committee, 1957 - 1969.
171 3 Frood P. Smith, 1938 - 1941.
Includes correspondence between Stephen Birch and D.E. Scarbery.
171 4-5 Stabilization and Conservation Committee, 1970 - 1980.
171 6 Wheat allotment, 1939 - 1940.
171 7-8 University of California, 1938 - 1942.

SUBJECT FILES

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171 9 Ames, Walter, Attorney - Trespass, 1956.
171 10 Appraisals, 1960 - 1963.
171 11 California law codes, 1941.
171 12 Certificates and flyers.
172 1 Claims - Government and others, 1942 - 1953.
172 2 Crops, insurance monthly reports, cost of production, 1974.
172 3 Dandi - Deth Chemical Company invoice, 1946.
172 4 Deputy Sheriff, 1938.
172 5 Employee data, 1976.
172 6 Fire fighting instructions, 1940s.
172 7 Fumigation, 1938 - 1942.
172 8 Grocery receipts, 1935 - 1936.
172 9 Holt and Case harvesters, 1936.
172 10 I-E Numbered Blocks 300 through 999, 1942 - 1971.
172 11 I-G Numbered Blocks 800 through 899, 1945 - 1964.
172 12 I-H Numbered Blocks 900-999, 1939 - 1970.
172 13 Inventory of products and rationing information, 1936 - 1944.
172 14 Iron barrel receipts - Standard Oil Co., 1946 - 1947.
172 15-17 Legal matters, 1939 - 1944 & 1961.
172 18 FB-492-04 Los Angeles grain market quotations - Wheat, oats and barley, 1938 - 1939.
173 1-3 Marker reports, 1959 & 1962 - 1964.
173 4 Miscellaneous bills, measurements, 1950s.
173 5 Miscellaneous documents, 1977 - 1978.
173 6-7 Mixed records, 1974 - 1975.
173 8 Operating results, 1958 - 1962.
173 9-10 Rancho del Otay.
174 1-2 Sand and gravel, 1960s - 1970.
174 3 State and County land regulations.
174 4 Statement of income from ranching operations, 1952 - 1954.
174 5 Suspense supplies, 1942 - 1944.
174 6 Trial balances, 1969 - 1970.
174 7 Union title, 1935 - 1940.
174 8 United States Naval Release form, 1957.
174 9 War data - War Production Board, 1941 - 1945.
174 10 War rationing and priorities, 1941 - 1944.
174 11 Warehouse unloading system.
174 12 Wire gates, 1935 - 1936.
174 13 Work to be performed - Schedules, 1978 - 1979.
174 14 Unidentified materials.

MAPS/OVERSIZE MATERIALS

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175 1 MC-151-01 Additions to existing buildings on Otay Ranch - Blueprints.
175 2 MC-151-01 Elevations for pump installation, Otay Valley for Stephen Birch - Blueprints, 1936.
175 3 MC-151-01 Ranch De La Nacion, Map No. 166, east boundary and street through the land - Blueprint.
175 4 MC-151-01 Record of survey - Blueprint, 1936.
175 5 MC-151-02 Pump station at Otay Ranch, Reservoir 1, 1962.
175 6 MC-151-02 Ranch borders.
[One possibly the original of glossy map in Folder 4.]
175 7 MC-151-02 Record of survey map, 522, 1935.
175 8 MC-151-02 Record of survey map, 535, 1936.
175 9 MC-151-02 Record of survey map, 612 - [2 maps titled this], 1937.
175 10 MC-151-03 A residence for Myron J. Dalseth - [Sheet 1 of 4 only].
175 11 MC-151-03 A residence for Mr. and Mrs., Drawn by Glenn E. McClure of La Mesa, sheets 2-3, 1950 - 1951.
175 12 MC-151-03 California Water and Telephone Company, proposed improvements, 1951.
175 13 MC-151-03 Internal and external house plans, possibly part of Myron J. Dalseth plans.
175 14-15 MC-151-03 Map of San Diego County, National City, Chula Vista and Rancho De La Nacion (Sheet 6 of 111), 1958.
175 16 MC-151-03 Record of survey map 6067, Ranch De La Nacion, 1962.
175 17 MC-151-03 Right of way map Rancho De La Nacion, proposed Dalseth Hills.
175 18 MC-151-03 Survey of portions of Rancho de la Nacion, map 1666 for United Enterprises.
175 19 MC-151-03 Tentative map of subdivision of Rancho de la Nacion.
175 20 MC-151-03 Topographic map, proposed borrow are for filling, 1964.
175 21 MC-151-03 Wittman Engineering Co., proposed sewer easement and future street plans.
175 22 MC-151-04 Birch lineage, 1619 - 1934.
175 23 MC-151-04 Map displaying Rancho Nacional, Otay Ranch, Rancho Janal and Rancho Jamul.
175 24 MC-151-04 Map of cultivated areas of Otay and National Ranch.
175 25 MC-151-04 Otay Agriculture Corporation, crop map showing Ranch Janal and Otay River.
175 26 MC-151-04 Otay Ranch property by Otay River Bed.
175 27 MC-151-04 Plan of Misling, South Leigh and Six Mile House Farms in England, Birch ancestral home.
175 28 MC-151-04 Portion of road survey 558, San Diego County, 1933.
175 29 MC-151-04 Preliminary subdivision plan (Burgundy Estates property, Maryland), 1961.
175 30 MC-151-04 Sketch showing proposed pipe installation, 1950.
175 31 MC-151-04 Squared land plots, 1939.

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176 1-31 Photocopy originals.


Finding aid generated: 2014-03-12