George Crippen Business Records, 1878-1927 (MSS 0728)

Extent: 1.4 Linear feet (2 archives boxes, 7 oversize folders)

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.

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.

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.

Container List


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