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Clifton Ewing Hickok papers

 Collection
Call Number: WA MSS S-2762

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, reports, charts, and maps created and compiled by Clifton Ewing Hickok related to water use and availability studies in southern California, as well as efforts by the Volcan Land and Water Co. to sell its land and water rights to the city of San Diego, 1897-1915. The collection also includes reports and charts created by his business partner, William S. Post, and others, including Philip E. Harroun and Charles H. Lee.

Dates

  • 1897 - 1915
  • Majority of material found within 1912 - 1915

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Clifton Ewing Hickok Papers is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Barry Lawrence Ruderman Antique Maps on the Thomas W. Streeter Fund, 2012.

Arrangement

Organized into two series: I. Papers, 1897-circa 1915. II. Oversize Papers, 1913-1915.

Extent

0.34 Linear Feet ((2 boxes) + 10 broadside folders)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.hickok

Overview

Correspondence, reports, charts, and maps created and compiled by Clifton Ewing Hickok related to water use and availability studies in southern California, as well as efforts by the Volcan Land and Water Company to sell its land and water rights to the city of San Diego, 1897-1915. The collection also includes reports and charts created by his business partner, William S. Post, and others, including Philip E. Harroun and Charles H. Lee.

Clifton Ewing Hickok (1880-1954)

Major Clifton Ewing Hickok (1880-1954) was a civil engineer and city manager of Alameda, California. He was born in St. Joseph, Missouri. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of California in 1908. In April 1912, he married visual artist Adelaide Valentine Cutler Hickok (1887-1987). They had a daughter, Beverly Hickok (born 1919). He worked as a civil engineer for several firms. From 1917 to 1921, he served as the city engineer for Alameda, California, except for years he served as an engineer with the United States Army during World War I, 1918-1919. In 1921, he became city manager of Alameda, California. He also served as the assistant Public Works Administrator of California during the Great Depression. In 1937, Hickok and his family moved to Berkeley, California.

Processing Information

Collections are processed to a variety of levels, depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived research value, the availability of staff, competing priorities, and whether or not further accruals are expected. The library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.

This finding aid was produced chiefly from a list provided by the dealer.
Title
Guide to the Clifton Ewing Hickok Papers
Author
by Matthew Daniel Mason
Date
May 2013
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Repository

Contact:
P. O. Box 208330
New Haven CT 06520-8330 US
(203) 432-2977

Location

121 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Opening Hours

Access Information

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