Abstract

Business records of George Crippen, early San Diego businessman and investor. The records document the George Crippen Investment Company and Crippen's partnerships with brother-in-law Frank S. Jennings, including the Point Loma Investment Company. Materials include bond and real estate sales documents, water investment documents, correspondence, and local and federal tax information.

Historical Note

George H. Crippen began buying properties in San Diego in the late 1800s, founding the George Crippen Investment Company shortly thereafter. During that time he also conducted several joint investments with brother-in-law Frank S. Jennings. In the early 1900s, Crippen and Jennings formed the Point Loma Investment Company, which sold land lots in San Diego and surrounding counties, and managed taxes for various people as well as for the City of San Diego.

Scope and Content of Collection

The George Crippen Business Records are arranged alphabetically by business venture. The bulk of the records are tax documents that show how Crippen's real estate holdings changed through the years. Also included are papers relating to real estate transactions and correspondence between Point Loma Investment Co. founders and their clients regarding transactions. Of note are real estate agreements from the Point Loma Land Loan and Town Company, an early land developer in San Diego, and Alonzo Horton, a prominent San Diegan.

Box Folder Oversize
1 1 Bivins, Mary, Estate of - In Probate Court County of Alameda, 1883.
Bond flyers.
1 2 Miscellaneous.
1 3 Stevens and Company.
1 4-5 Certificates of real estate sales and grant deeds, 1888-1912.
1 6 FB-203-01 Certificates of real estate sales - Miscellaneous, 1878-1893.
1 7 Conklin, N.H. - City tax receipt, 1891.
George Crippen Investment Co.
1 8 FB-203-02 Capital Stock tax receipts, 1917.
1 9 FB-203-03 Federal tax returns, 1913-1927.
1 10 Horton's Addition land grant deeds, 1897-1910.
1 11 San Diego City tax receipts, 1907-1911.
1 12 FB-203-04 State and County taxes, 1908-1912.
1 13 Horton's Addition - State and County taxes, 1903-1909.
1 14 Horton's Meeting Int. - San Diego City tax receipt, 1903-1904.
1 15 Hospital of the Good Samaritan - San Diego City tax receipts, 1901-1903.
Jennings and Crippen.
1 16 Agreements to sell land, 1912-1919.
1 17 Jamacha Irrigation District Assessment, 1894-1895.
1 18 FB-203-05 San Diego City tax receipts, 1888-1902.
1 19 FB-203-06 State and County tax receipts, 1888-1902.
1 20 Miscellaneous real estate notes.
Point Loma Investment Co.
1 21 Bank book, 1917-1922.
Correspondence.
1 22 1913.
1 23 1914.
2 1 1915.
2 2 1916.
2 3 1917-1919.
2 4 1920-1928.
2 5 FB-204-01 Federal tax returns, 1912-1927.
2 6 San Diego City tax receipts, 1909-1917.
2 7 Semiannual interest statements, 1914.


Finding aid generated: 2010-08-23