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Willis S. Jones papers, Water Resources Collection

Identifier: H-Mss-0449

  • Staff Only

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The papers in collection consist of 60 field books, legal cases on water rights, maps, photographs, records of rainfall and wells, engineer's reports.


  • Creation: 1919-1979


Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Property rights resides with Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library. For permission to reproduce or to publish, please contact Special Collections staff.

Biography of Willis S. Jones

Willis S. Jones was a consulting engineer for the Consolidated Water Company of Pomona in 1907; superintendent of Claremont Domestic Water Co.; and consulting engineer for nthe Vail Co. in Riverside Co. He built dams along the Santa Margarita and Temecula River on the Pauba Ranch near Temecula, California.


14 boxes

Language of Materials



His papers contain field notebooks when Willis S. Jones was superintendent of Claremont Domestic Water Company and consulting engineer Vail Company, legal cases on water rights and supply, maps of Southern California, photographs of San Gabriel Valley, rainfall and run-off records from Southern California, reports on water use in Southern California, the San Gabriel investigation, an water rights and water supply in Southern California from 1919-1979.


Series 1 Field Notebooks by Willis S. Jones

Series 2 Legal Cases on Water Rights

Series 3 Maps of Southern California

Series 4 Photographs of San Gabriel Valley

Series 5 Rainfall and Run-off Records

Series 6 Photographs of San Gabriel Valley

Series 7 San Gabriel Investigation

Series 8 Water Rights and Water Supply in Southern California

Series 8.1 Pauba Ranch, Temecula and Santa Margarita Rivers, Riverside County, California

Series 8.2 Monrovia, California

Series 9 Log of Wells in Southern California

Physical location

Special Collections. Honnold/Mudd Library.

Acquisition Information



No additions to the collection are anticipated.

General Physical Description note

no content

Processing Information

Arranged and processed by Russell Michalak in 2009.


Guide to the Willis S. Jones Papers, Water Resources Collection
Finding aid created by Russell Michalak
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in: English

Repository Details

Part of the 01 - Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library Repository

800 North Dartmouth Ave
Claremont CA 91711 United States