Register of the Title of collection: Stuart (Reginald R.) Papers, Unit date: 1904-1975

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Register of the Title of collection: Stuart (Reginald R.) Papers, Unit date: 1904-1975

Collection number: Call number: Mss6

Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections

University Library

University of the Pacific

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  • Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
  • University Library, University of the Pacific
  • Stockton, CA 95211
  • Phone: (209) 946-2404
  • Fax: (209) 946-2810
  • URL: http://http://www.pacific.edu/Library/Find/Holt-Atherton-Special-Collections.html
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Processed by: Don Walker
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Date completed: January 1999
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© 1998 University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Title of collection: Stuart (Reginald R.) Papers,
Date (inclusive): Unit date: 1904-1975
Collection number: Call number: Mss6
Creator: Origination: Reginald R. Stuart & Winifred Bendel Stuart
Extent: Size: 15 linear ft.
Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
Stockton, CA 95211
Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Title of collection: Stuart (Reginald R.) Papers, Call number: Mss6, Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

Access Points

personal name

Stuart, Reginald Ray (1882-1975)
Stuart, Esta Ross
Stuart, Grace Dell Harris (1890-1966)

corporate name

Jedediah Smith Society
Westerners Foundation, Inc.
California History Foundation
Pacific Historian
University of the Pacific (Stockton, Calif.)
Oakland Technical High School (Oakland, Calif.)
San Jose High School (San Jose, Calif.)
Merritt Business School (Oakland, Calif.)

subjects

Educators -California -Correspondence
Educators -California -Diaries
Historians -California -Correspondence
Historians -California -Diaries
Genealogists -California -Correspondence
Genealogists -California -Diaries
Real estate agents -California -Oakland
Santa Clara County (Calif.) -History
Alameda County (Calif.) -History
Education -California -Oakland
Historical libraries -California -Stockton
History -Societies, etc.
Stuart family
McMillen family

Biography

A historian, educator, businessman and collector, Reginald R. Stuart (1882-1975) enjoyed a long, varied and productive life. Raised on an Iowa farm, Stuart received business training at Iowa State Teachers College (1900-1904) and first taught at a commercial school in his home state (1904-1908). During this time he met and married shorthand teacher, Esta Ross (1906). Following the lead of other members of his family, Stuart moved west, first becoming head of the commercial department at Vancouver [Wash.] High School (1908-1910) and, a short time later, at San Jose [Calif.] High School (1910-1914). Here was born the Stuart's only child, "Red" (Reginald Ross Stuart, 1910-1946). In pursuit of a better salary, Stuart left San Jose to become head of Adult Education at Oakland (Calif.) Technical High School (1914-1929). Stuart also formed an Oakland real estate company and acquired through this enterprise a considerable fortune (1922-1929). Mrs. Stuart meanwhile taught shorthand in the Berkeley school system. During these years Reginald and Esta Stuart purchased several Oakland houses and commercial buildings as well as a Santa Cruz Mountains ranch known as the "John Brown Ranch" because the great Abolitionist's widow had owned the property during the 1860s. This remote acreage caused the busy Stuarts considerable difficulty, since they were obliged frequently to seek caretaker tenants for the property and were often disappointed in their choices. During the 1920s Stuart's interest in California family and local history also began to develop. In 1929 he became Principal of the Adult Division at Oakland's Merritt Business School (1929-1932), and shortly afterward the Stuarts were divorced (1932). That same year Reginald Stuart moved to Castlemont High School where he remained until retirement. In 1934 he married another fellow teacher, Grace Dell Harris (1890-1966), and together they embarked on a life dedicated to "exploration," research, writing, and collection of local history materials. From 1935 through 1940 Reginald Stuart published genealogical periodicals dedicated to news and information about clans Stuart and McMillen. He subsequently published numerous articles on East Bay history in the Oakland Tribune and the San Leandro Reporter (1942-1952) and gradually acquired a 10,000 volume library of Western Americana, as well as a substantial collection of manuscripts. When Reginald and Grace Stuart retired from teaching (1947) they turned eagerly to writing. Within a decade the Stuarts had published six books, including: The Burrell Letters (1950); San Leandro, A History (1951); How Firm a Foundation; a centennial history of the San Leandro Methodist Church (1953); The Fred Finch Children's Home (1955); and, Tully Knoles of Pacific (1956). In 1953 Reginald Stuart gave his library and manuscript collections to the College of the Pacific in Stockton, Calif. Shortly thereafter he became Director of the California History Foundation at the College and Grace Stuart became Curator of the Stuart Collection (1955-1964). During his years as Director of the Foundation Stuart participated in the establishment of the Jedediah Smith Society and the quarterly Pacific Historian. The Stuarts completed two more volumes: Calvin B. West of the Umpqua (1961) and Corridor Country [a history of the Amador-Livermore Valley] (1966) before Grace Stuart's death (1966). From the early 1960s Reginald and Grace Stuart also fostered an annual conference on world and national problems at Lynnewood, their Pleasanton, Calif. estate, and, following Grace Stuart's death, Stuart gave this property to the University of the Pacific. He subsequently married Winifred Bendel of Fremont, an amateur historian and long-time family friend (1967).

Scope and Content

The Stuart Collection is arranged in eight series. Series I contains family pedigrees, genealogy correspondence and narrative accounts of the lives of members of Stuart's extended family. This series also contains a complete run of Reginald Stuart's "Clan Stuart Dial" (1935) and "Clan McMillen Memories" (1935-1940). Series II contains Reginald Stuart's diaries and datebooks (1922-1975) as well as Grace Dell Harris' early diaries (1911-1913); Series III contains Reginald, Esta Ross and Grace Dell Stuart's personal and business correspondence (1904-1970). Series IV consists of the business papers of Reginald Stuart and his first two wives. This series is subdivided into three categories: property and financial records; realtor's papers; and, educator's papers. Series V contains Reginald Stuart's writings, including a five volume autobiography and typescript drafts of his various published articles and books on local history topics. Series VI consists of Stuart family wills, memorabilia and audio tapes. Series VII contains writings by others, including family friends and other local historians. Topics include 19th c. family and travel narratives, as well as essays on various aspects of Western American history. Series VIII consists chiefly of framed plaques, certificates and other oversize materials.

Container List

 

SERIES 1: GENEALOGY

 

BOX 1: STUART/MCMILLEN FAMILY GENEALOGY

 

1.1.1: Reginald R. Stuart & Grace Dell Stuart Biographical Information

 

1.1.2: Stuart Family---Genealogy Charts

 

1.1.3: Stuart Family---Address Lists

 

1.1.4: Stuart Family---Misc. Notes

 

1.1.5: [Autobiography of Herbert Elmer Stuart]

 

1.1.6: "Reminiscences of Herb [Stuart] Brooks"

 

1.1.7: Stuart, Beal & Lapham Family Traits

 

1.1.8: McMillen Family---Genealogy Charts

 

1.1.9: McMillen Family---Biographical Sketches

 

1.1.10: McMillen Family---19th & Early 20thc Correspondence

 

1.1.11: McMillen Family---Misc. Notes

 

1.1.12: Allen Family---Genealogy Chart

 

1.1.13: Clayton Family---Genealogy Chart

 

1.1.14: Misc. Notes on Hammond, Jackman & Meatyard Families

 

1.1.15: Riley [Esta Ross Stuart lines] Family Miscellany

 

1.1.16: Southwick Family Narrative

 

1.1.17: Reginald R. Stuart Genealogy Corresp., 1935

 

1.1.18: Reginald R. Stuart Genealogy Corresp., 1936

 

1.1.19: Reginald R. Stuart Genealogy Corresp., 1937

 

1.1.20: Reginald R. Stuart Genealogy Corresp., 1938

 

1.1.21: Reginald R. Stuart Genealogy Corresp., 1939

 

1.1.22: Reginald R. Stuart Genealogy Corresp., 1940

 

1.1.23: Reginald R. Stuart Genealogy Corresp., 1948

 

1.1.24: Reginald R. Stuart Genealogy Corresp., n.d.

 

1.1.25: "Clan Stuart Dial" 1:1-3 (1935) [publ. by RRS]

 

1.1.26: "Clan Stuart Dial" 1:4 (1935)

 

1.1.27: "Clan McMillen Memories" 1:1-2 (1935) [publ. by RRS]

 

1.1.28: "Clan McMillen Memories" 1:3 (1936)

 

1.1.29: "Clan McMillen Memories" 1:4 (1940) [in 7 sections]

 

SERIES 2: REGINALD R. & GRACE DELL STUART DIARIES & DATEBOOKS

 

BOX 1: DIARIES & DATEBOOKS, 1911-1956

 

2.1.1: Grace Harris Diary, 1911

 

2.1.2: Grace Harris Diary, 1913

 

2.1.3: Reginald R. Stuart Datebook, 1922

 

2.1.4: Reginald R. Stuart Datebook, 1924

 

2.1.5: Reginald R. Stuart Datebook, 1927

 

2.1.6: Reginald R. Stuart Datebook, 1931

 

2.1.7: Reginald R. Stuart Diary, 1934

 

2.1.8: Reginald R. Stuart Diary, 1942

 

2.1.9: Reginald R. Stuart Diary, 1943

 

2.1.10: Reginald R. Stuart Diary, 1947

 

2.1.11: Reginald R. Stuart Diary, 1948

 

2.1.12: Reginald R. Stuart Diary, 1949

 

2.1.13: Reginald R. Stuart Diary, 1950

 

2.1.14: Reginald R. Stuart Diary, 1951

 

2.1.15: Reginald R. Stuart Diary, 1952

 

2.1.16: Reginald R. Stuart Diary, 1953

 

2.1.17: Reginald R. Stuart Diary, 1954

 

2.1.18: Reginald R. Stuart Diary, 1955

 

2.1.19: Reginald R. Stuart Diary, 1956

 

BOX 2: DIARIES & NOTEBOOK, 1957-1966

 

2.2.1: Reginald R. Stuart Diary, 1957

 

2.2.2: Reginald R. Stuart Diary, 1958

 

2.2.3: Reginald R. Stuart Diary, 1959

 

2.2.4: Reginald R. Stuart Diary, 1960

 

2.2.5: Reginald R. Stuart Diary, 1961

 

2.2.6: Reginald R. Stuart Diary, 1962

 

2.2.7: Reginald R. Stuart Diary, 1963

 

2.2.8: Reginald R. Stuart Diary, 1964

 

2.2.9: Reginald R. Stuart Diary, 1965

 

2.2.10: Reginald R. Stuart Diary, 1966

 

2.2.11: Harris Notebook, 1964

 

BOX 3: DIARIES, 1967-1975

 

2.3.1: Reginald R. Stuart Diary, 1967

 

2.3.2: Reginald R. Stuart Diary, 1968

 

2.3.3: Reginald R. Stuart Diary, 1969

 

2.3.4: Reginald R. Stuart Diary, 1970

 

2.3.5: Reginald R. Stuart Diary, 1971

 

2.3.6: Reginald R. Stuart Diary, 1972

 

2.3.7: Reginald R. Stuart Diary, 1973

 

2.3.8: Reginald R. Stuart Diary, 1974

 

2.3.9: Reginald R. Stuart Diary, 1975

 

SERIES 3: STUART FAMILY CORRESPONDENCE

 

BOX 1: REGINALD R. STUART; ESTA R. STUART; GRACE DELL HARRIS CORRESP., 1904-1933 [incl. both personal & business corresp. of RRS, his lst & 2nd wives, both of whom taught school in Oakland, Calif.; most of the business corresp. consists of letters from business machine & textbook vendors (RRS was Director of the Commercial Dept. at San Jose H.S. & later at Oakland Technical H.S.)]

 

3.1.1: RRS Corresp., 1904; 1910

 

3.1.2: RRS Corresp., 1911; 1913

 

3.1.3: RRS Corresp., 1914

 

3.1.4: RRS Principal Ext. Div., Oakland Technical High School Corresp., 1914-1915

 

3.1.5: RRS Corresp., 1915

 

3.1.6: RRS Corresp., 1916

 

3.1.7: Misc. Business Papers, Pamphlets, etc., 1910-1916

 

3.1.8: RRS Corresp., 1917

 

3.1.9: RRS Principal Ext. Div., Oakland Technical High School Corresp., 1917/1918

 

3.1.10: RRS Corresp., 1918

 

3.1.11: RRS Principal Ext. Div., Oakland Technical High School Corresp., 1918/1919

 

3.1.12: RRS Corresp., 1919

 

3.1.13: RRS Principal Ext. Div., Oakland Technical High School Corresp., 1919/1920

 

3.1.14: RRS Corresp., 1920

 

3.1.15: RRS Principal Ext. Div., Oakland Technical High School Corresp., 1920/1921

 

3.1.16: RRS Corresp., 1921

 

3.1.17: RRS Corresp., 1922-1924

 

3.1.18: RRS Corresp., 1925

 

3.1.19: RRS Corresp., 1926

 

3.1.20: RRS Corresp., 1927

 

3.1.21: RRS Corresp., 1928

 

3.1.22: RRS Corresp., 1929

 

3.1.23: RRS Corresp., 1930

 

3.1.24: RRS Corresp., 1931

 

3.1.25: RRS Corresp., 1932

 

3.1.26: RRS Corresp., 1933

 

3.1.27: Esta Ross Stuart Corresp., 1917-1923; 1927-1932

 

3.1.28: Grace Dell Harris Corresp., 1910; 1913-1921

 

3.1.29: Grace Dell Harris Corresp., 1922

 

3.1.30: Grace Dell Harris Corresp., 1923-1926

 

3.1.31: Grace Dell Harris Corresp., 1928-1931

 

3.1.32: Misc. Business Papers, Pamphlets, etc., 1917-1933

 

BOX 2: REGINALD R. STUART; GRACE DELL STUART CORRESP., 1934-1946 [RRS & Esta Ross Stuart separated c1927; RRS married Grace Harris in 1934; no effort has been made to separate the few letters specifically addressed to "Mrs. Stuart" from those addressed to RRS or, more frequently, to both parties]

 

3.2.1: Corresp. 1934

 

3.2.2: Corresp. 1935

 

3.2.3: Corresp. 1936 [this year contains interesting letters from RRS' former real estate partner, Don Macbeth, during a period when he was serving a six year sentence at San Quentin]

 

3.2.4: Corresp. 1937 [this year contains interesting letters from RRS' former real estate partner, Don Macbeth, during a period when he was serving a six year sentence at San Quentin]

 

3.2.5: Corresp. 1938

 

3.2.6: Corresp. 1939

 

3.2.7: Corresp. 1940

 

3.2.8: Corresp. 1941-1943

 

3.2.9: Corresp. 1944

 

3.2.10: Corresp. 1945

 

3.2.11: General Personal & Business,1946

 

3.2.12: Corresp. Re Death of Stuart's Son "Red," 1946

 

3.2.13: Corresp. Re RRS' Research on Oregon Pioneer, Calvin B. West, 1946

 

BOX 3: REGINALD R. STUART; GRACE DELL STUART CORRESP., 1947-1951

 

3.3.1: Corresp. Jan-Jun 1947

 

3.3.2: Corresp. Jul-Dec 1947

 

3.3.3: Corresp. Jan-Jun 1948

 

3.3.4: Corresp. Jul-Dec 1948

 

3.3.5: Corresp. Jan-Jun 1949

 

3.3.6: Corresp. Jul-Dec 1949

 

3.3.7: Corresp. Jan-Jun 1950

 

3.3.8: Corresp. Jul-Dec 1950

 

3.3.9: Corresp. Jan-Jun 1951

 

3.3.10: Corresp. Jul-Dec 1951

 

BOX 4: REGINALD R. STUART; GRACE DELL STUART CORRESP., 1952-1958 [RRS accepted Directorship of newly-established California History Foundation at the College of the Pacific in Stockton (1955) and much subsequent corresp. relates to business of that entity]

 

3.4.1: Corresp. Jan-Jun 1952

 

3.4.2: Corresp. Jul-Dec 1952

 

3.4.3: Corresp. to Grandson Ross [in US Army], 1952-1954

 

3.4.4: Corresp. 1953

 

3.4.5: Corresp. 1954

 

3.4.6: Corresp. 1955

 

3.4.7: Director, Calif. History Institute Corresp., 1956

 

3.4.8: Jed Smith Society Corresp., 1956

 

3.4.9: Personal Corresp., 1956

 

3.4.10: Director, Calif. History Institute Corresp., 1957

 

3.4.11: Jed Smith Society Corresp., 1957

 

3.4.12: Editor, Pacific Historian Corresp., 1957

 

3.4.13: Personal Corresp., 1957

 

3.4.14: Director, Calif. History Foundation Corresp., 1958

 

3.4.15: Jed Smith Society Corresp., 1958

 

3.4.16: Westerners' Foundation Corresp., 1958

 

3.4.17: Editor, Pacific Histrian Corresp., 1958

 

3.4.18: Personal Corresp., 1958

 

BOX 5: REGINALD R. STUART; GRACE DELL STUART CORRESP., 1959-1962 [these years are the period of the Stuart's most active involvement with library work, conferences and publication associated with the California History Institute at the College of the Pacific]

 

3.5.1: Dir., Calif. History Foundation Corresp., Jan-Jun 1959

 

3.5.2: Dir., Calif. History Foundation Corresp., Jul-Dec 1959

 

3.5.3: Jed Smith Society Corresp., 1959

 

3.5.4: Trustee, Westerners' Foundation Corresp., 1959

 

3.5.5: Editor, "Pacific Historian" Corresp., 1959

 

3.5.6: Personal Corresp., 1959

 

3.5.7: Dir., Calif. History Foundation Corresp., Jan-Jun 1960

 

3.5.8: Dir., Calif. History Foundation Corresp., Jul-Dec 1960

 

3.5.9: Jed Smith Society Corresp., 1960

 

3.5.10: Editor, "Pacific Historian" Corresp., 1960

 

3.5.11: New Sir Francis Drake Relics? Corresp., 1960

 

3.5.12: Personal Corresp., 1960

 

3.5.13: Dir., Calif. History Foundation Corresp., 1961

 

3.5.14: Jed Smith Society Corresp., 1961

 

3.5.15: Editor, "Pacific Historian" Corresp., 1961

 

3.5.16: Personal Corresp., 1961

 

3.5.17: Dir., Calif. History Foundation Corresp., 1962

 

3.5.18: Jed Smith Society Corresp., 1962

 

3.5.19: Editor, "Pacific Historian" Corresp., 1962

 

3.5.20: Personal Corresp., 1962

 

BOX 6: REGINALD R. STUART; GRACE DELL STUART CORRESP., 1963-1970 [RRS retired from the Directorship of the California History Foundation in spring 1965; the following year Grace Stuart died; the corresp. reflects these events both in nature and in quantity]

 

3.6.1: Director, Calif. History Foundation Corresp., 1963

 

3.6.2: Jed Smith Society Corresp., 1963

 

3.6.3: Editor, "Pacific Historian" Corresp., 1963

 

3.6.4: Personal Corresp., 1963

 

3.6.5: Director, Calif. History Foundation Corresp., 1964

 

3.6.6: Jed Smith Society Corresp., 1964

 

3.6.7: Editor, "Pacific Historian" Corresp., 1964

 

3.6.8: Personal Corresp., 1964

 

3.6.9: Director, Calif. History Foundation Corresp., 1965

 

3.6.10: Jed Smith Society Corresp., 1965

 

3.6.11: Editor, "Pacific Historian" Corresp., 1965

 

3.6.12: Personal Corresp., 1965

 

3.6.13: General Corresp., 1966

 

3.6.14: Family Corresp., 1966

 

3.6.15: Condolence Letters on Death of Grace Dell Stuart, 1966

 

3.6.16: Corresp. 1967-1968

 

3.6.17: Corresp. 1969

 

3.6.18: Corresp. 1970

 

3.6.19: Corresp. Undated

 

BOX 7: RRS CORRESPONDENCE NOTEBOOKS, 1947-1953 [For several years RRS wrote longhand versions of corresp. in carefully dated uniform lined notebooks before mailing copies; subsequently, he obtained some letters as sent and glued these into the notebooks as well; most of this corresp. is to family members]

 

3.7.1: Corresp. Notebooks: "Letters I, 1/26/47 to 5/25/47"

 

3.7.2: Corresp. Notebooks:"Letters II, 5/28/47 to 8/4/47"

 

3.7.3: Corresp. Notebooks:"Letters III, 8/5/47 to 9/14/47"

 

3.7.4: Corresp. Notebooks:"Letters IV, 9/14/47 to 10/11/47"

 

3.7.5: Corresp. Notebooks:"Letters V, 10/12/47 to 11/4/47"

 

3.7.6: Corresp. Notebooks:"Letters VI, 11/5/47 to 12/12/47"

 

3.7.7: Corresp. Notebooks:"Letters VII, 12/13/47 to 2/8/48"

 

3.7.8: Corresp. Notebooks:"Letters VIII, 2/9/48 to 3/25/48"

 

3.7.9: Corresp. Notebooks:"Letters IX, 3/26/48 to 4/24/48"

 

3.7.10: Corresp. Notebooks:"Letters X, 4/25/48 to 6/7/48"

 

3.7.11: Corresp. Notebooks:"Letters XI, 6/8/48 to 8/6/48"

 

3.7.12: Corresp. Notebooks:"Letters XII, 8/6/48 to 8/31/48"

 

3.7.13: Corresp. Notebooks:"Letters XIII, 9/1/48 to 10/24/48"

 

3.7.14: Corresp. Notebooks:"Letters XIV, 10/25/48 to 12/19/48"

 

3.7.15: Corresp. Notebooks:"Letters XV, 10/20/48 to 1/21/49"

 

3.7.16: Corresp. Notebooks:"Letters XVI, 1/22/49 to 4/14/49"

 

3.7.17: Corresp. Notebooks:"Letters XVII, 4/14/49 to 5/28/49"

 

3.7.18: Corresp. Notebooks:"Letters XVIII, 5/29/49 to 7/24/49"

 

3.7.19: Corresp. Notebooks:"Letters XIX, 7/25/49 to 10/11/49"

 

3.7.20: Corresp. Notebooks:"Letters XX, 10/12/49 to 11/7/49"

 

3.7.21: Corresp. Notebooks:"Letters XXI, 11/8/49 to 12/31/49"

 

3.7.22: Corresp. Notebooks:"Letters XXII, 1/1/50 to 3/6/50"

 

3.7.23: Corresp. Notebooks:"Letters XXIII, 3/7/50 to 5/18/50"

 

3.7.24: Corresp. Notebooks:"Letters XXIV, 5/19/50 to 6/9/50"

 

3.7.25: Corresp. Notebooks:"Letters XXV, 6/10/50 to 8/7/50"

 

3.7.26: Corresp. Notebooks:"Letters XXVI, 8/8/50 to 9/1/50"

 

3.7.27: Corresp. Notebooks:"Letters XXVII, 9/2/50 to 10/27/50"

 

3.7.28: Corresp. Notebooks:"Letters XXVIII, 10/28/50 to 12/31/50"

 

3.7.29: Corresp. Notebooks:"Letters XXIX, 1/1/51 to 3/1/51"

 

3.7.30: Corresp. Notebooks:"Letters XXX, 3/2/51 to 4/28/51"

 

3.7.31: Corresp. Notebooks:"Letters XXXI, 4/29/51 to 7/28/51"

 

3.7.32: Corresp. Notebooks:"Letters XXXII, 7/29/51 to 10/10/51"

 

3.7.33: Corresp. Notebooks:"Letters XXXIII, 10/11/51 to 11/17/51"

 

3.7.34: Corresp. Notebooks:"Letters XXXIV, 11/18/51 to 1/24/52"

 

3.7.35: Corresp. Notebooks:"Letters XXXV, 1/25/52 to 3/24/52"

 

3.7.36: Corresp. Notebooks:"Letters XXXVI, 3/25/52 to 6/13/52"

 

3.7.37: Corresp. Notebooks:"Letters XXXVII, 6/14/52 to 1`2/15/52"

 

3.7.38: Corresp. Notebooks:"Letters XXXVIII, 12/15/52 to 2/1/53"

 

3.7.39: Corresp. Notebooks:"Letters XXXIX, 2/2/53 to 3/25/53"

 

3.7.40: Corresp. Notebooks:"Letters XL, 3/26/53 to 5/31/53"

 

3.7.41: Corresp. Notebooks:"Letters XLI, 6/1/53 to 7/12/53"

 

3.7.42: Corresp. Notebooks:"Letters XLII, 7/13/53 to 8/10/53"

 

3.7.43: Corresp. Notebooks:"Letters XLIII, 8/11/53 to 10/1/53"

 

3.7.44: Corresp. Notebooks:"Letters XLIV, 10/2/53 to 11/3/53"

 

3.7.45: Corresp. Notebooks:"Letters XLV, 11/6/53 to 12/31/53"

 

3.7.46: Corresp. Notebooks:"Letters [no #], 3/9/55 to 7/24/55"

 

3.7.47: Corresp. Notebooks: Mailing List

 

3.7.48: Corresp. Notebooks: Notes

 

3.7.49: "Centennial Building Crusade, Nov. 19-30, 1952/Report of Pledges" [unused after lst page]

 

SERIES 4: STUART BUSINESS AFFAIRS

 

BOX 1: STUART PROPERTY & FINANCIAL RECORDS

 

4.1.1: "JOHN BROWN RANCH" [Saratoga, Calif.]---Historical Background

 

4.1.2: "JOHN BROWN RANCH" [Saratoga, Calif.]---During RRS tenure, esp. 1920s

 

4.1.3: "JOHN BROWN RANCH" [Saratoga, Calif.]---Deeds & Lease Agmts., 1934-1944

 

4.1.4: "JOHN BROWN RANCH" [Saratoga, Calif.]---Abstract of Title (to 1883)

 

4.1.5: "JOHN BROWN RANCH" [Saratoga, Calif.]---RRS Plans for Boy Scout Camp

 

4.1.6: OTHER RRS PROPERTIES---Deeds, 1917-1934

 

4.1.7: ARBOR DRIVE, SAN LEANDRO---Description of Property & Improvements

 

4.1.8: LYNNEWOOD [Pleasanton, Calif.]---Deeds, etc. [given to UOP], 1970 [incl. photograph]

 

4.1.9: STUART LIBRARY of WESTERN AMERICANA---Book Lists [given to UOP], 1953

 

4.1.10: FINANCIAL STMTS.---RRS & Esta Ross Stuart, 1922-1926

 

4.1.11: FINANCIAL STMTS.---RRS, 1924, 1926-27; 1932-33; 1937-46

 

4.1.12: FINANCIAL STMTS.---"Family Account Book," 1942

 

4.1.13: FINANCIAL STMTS.---"Family Account Book," 1943

 

4.1.14: FINANCIAL STMTS.---"Family Account Book," 1944

 

4.1.15: FINANCIAL STMTS.---"Family Account Book," 1945

 

4.1.16: FINANCIAL STMTS.---"Family Account Book," 1948

 

4.1.17: FINANCIAL STMTS.---"Family Account Book," 1950

 

4.1.18: FINANCIAL STMTS.---RRS Federal Income Tax Forms, 1940-43

 

4.1.19: FINANCIAL STMTS.---Sarah E. Harris Federal Income Tax Forms, 1939-44

 

4.1.20: FINANCIAL STMTS.---Retirement Data, Oakland Schools, 1947

 

BOX 2: RRS REALTOR'S PAPERS

 

4.2.1: California Realtor's License, 1922

 

4.2.2: Corresp. & Related Papers, 1922-1944

 

4.2.3: Real Estate Transaction Records, n.d. [1920s] [contained in 3 bound letter copy books; recorded in pencil and ink on treated onion skin paper]

 

BOX 3: RRS EDUCATOR'S PAPERS

 

4.3.1: Commercial Curriculum [designed by RRS?], Vancouver WA, 1909/10

 

4.3.2: Oakland Technical H.S.---Misc. Administrator's Papers, 1918-1927

 

4.3.3: Oakland Technical H.S.---"Weekly Bulletin," 1918-1921

 

4.3.4: Oakland Schools Salary Campaign, 1920

 

4.3.5: Speech to Oakland Technical H.S. Teachers (1920s)

 

4.3.6: Oakland Schools---RRS' Trial for Insubordination, 1921

 

4.3.7: Oakland Schools---RRS' Writings on Commercial & Adult Education, 1920s

 

4.3.8: Esta Ross Stuart---Teaching Publications, 1929

 

4.3.9: Oakland Technical H.S.---Courses designed by RRS, 1929

 

4.3.10: Merritt Business School, Oakland---Misc. Administrative Papers, 1930s

 

4.3.11: Merritt Business School, Oakland---RRS Course Outlines, etc., 1930s

 

4.3.12: RRS. "The Merritt Business School," Journal of Business Education (May 1932)

 

4.3.13: Merritt Business School Course Design by RRS: "Personal Business Problems: The Home," c1936

 

4.3.14: Oakland School District---Report, 1942-1943

 

SERIES 5: RRS WRITINGS

 

BOX 1: RRS AUTOBIOGRAPHY: "THE THREE AGES," VOLS. 1-4 [these large volumes combine attributes of the scrapbook w/ those of the published biography in that they include clippings, programs and corresp. interlarded w/ a typescript narrative text]

 

5.1.1: "Horse & Buggy Days---Across Field & Pasture [1882-1898]," 1945

 

5.1.2: "Horse & Buggy Days---Through Classroom & Campus [1898-1904]," 1945

 

5.1.3: "Horse & Buggy Days---With Little Money & Lots of Work [1904-1908]," 1945

 

5.1.4: "Motor Days---As a Discoverer & Explorer [1908-1910]," 1945

 

BOX 2: RRS AUTOBIOGRAPHY: "THE THREE AGES," VOL. 5; OTHER BIOGRAPHY

 

5.2.1: "Motor Days---As a Planner & Builder [1910-1914]," vol. 5 pt. 1, 1946

 

5.2.2: "Motor Days"---vol. 5. pt. 2, 1946

 

5.2.3: "The Bell," [San Jose High School yearbooks, 1910-1914]---vol. 5 pt. 3, 1946

 

5.2.4: [Life as a young school teacher in Iowa, 1902-1908] ms. draft

 

5.2.5: [San Jose Commercial H.S., 1910-1914] ms draft

 

5.2.6: "A Journey & Seven Men by the Name of Stuart," 1912 [ms. draft]

 

5.2.7: [San Jose, 1912-14] ms. draft

 

5.2.8: [The move to Oakland, 1915] ms. draft

 

5.2.9: [After the divorce, 1933] ms. draft

 

5.2.10: [On brother (Bert) & son "Red," 1945]

 

BOX 3: SCRAPBOOKS of RRS' JOURNALISM

 

5.3.1: Scrapbook #1---Descendants of Hugh McMillen; Alameda County History Articles publ. in "The Knave" column of the Oakland Tribune (11-41 through 8-42)

 

5.3.2: Scrapbook #2---Alameda County History Articles publ. in "The Knave" (8-42 to 3-43)

 

5.3.3: Scrapbook #3---Alameda County History Articles publ. in "The Knave" (3-43 to 1-50; "The Story of San Leandro," San Leandro Reporter (1951)

 

5.3.4: Scrapbook #4---"Story of San Leandro" conclusion (1951)

 

5.3.5: Scrapbook #5---San Leandro Methodist Church Centennial History (1953)

 

BOX 4: RRS TYPESCRIPT DRAFTS, 1911-1949

 

5.4.1: "Penmanship Enthusiasm," 1911 [publ. by San Jose Commercial H.S.]

 

5.4.2: RRS Shorthand Class Dictations: [Old Adobes of the East Bay] (1930s) [RRS apparently amused himself by telling California history tales to Merritt Business School shorthand students which they then transcribed as part of their classroom work; several versions of each story exist, some bearing students' names]

 

5.4.3: RRS Shorthand Class Dictations: ["Shanghaied"] (1931)

 

5.4.4: RRS Shorthand Class Dictations: [Alameda Co. History] (1930s)

 

5.4.5: RRS Shorthand Class Dictations: [Contra Costa Co. History] (1930s)

 

5.4.6: RRS Shorthand Class Dictations: [Santa Clara Co. History] (1930s)

 

5.4.7: RRS Shorthand Class Dictations: [Misc. Topics] (1930s)

 

5.4.8: Address to Fruitvale DeMolay (1931)

 

5.4.9: "Exploring a Mountain Ranch: Adventures of Red & Reg" [a novel] (1930s)

 

5.4.10: "Doctors & Dons: A Festival Play" (1935) [for centennial of El Rancho del Monte Sereno, Santa Clara County]

 

5.4.11: "A History of Pierce Christian College [Colusa Co.]" (1936)

 

5.4.12: ["Speculations" & Family History for son "Red"] (1936-1937)

 

5.4.13: "Kassai [life of M. Premorel in the Belgian Congo, 1890-c1910]" (1937)

 

5.4.14: [Brief local history articles for "The Knave" column in Oakland Tribune] (1940s)

 

5.4.15: Address to Optimist Club, Oakland (5-2-45)

 

BOX 5: RRS TYPESCRIPT DRAFTS, 1950-1970

 

5.5.1: "The Burrell Letters" (1950)

 

5.5.2: "Man of the Week" articles for the San Leandro Reporter (1950s)

 

5.5.3: "William Taylor, Isaac Owen and companions" (1952)

 

5.5.4: "Fred Finch Childrens' Home, Oakland" (1955)

 

5.5.5: "Calvin B. West of the Umpqua" (1956)

 

5.5.6: "Beaver Trail Tour Talks [Pacific Northwest & its leaders] (1958)

 

5.5.7: Essays of historiography (1960s?)

 

5.5.8: Bernal Family, Livermore (1960-61)

 

5.5.9: Central Methodist Church, Stockton: History & Pageant "More Stately Mansions" (c1962)

 

5.5.10: History of UOP [draft never published] (1962)

 

5.5.11: Lynnewood Conference Report on Delinquency (1964)

 

5.5.12: "Corridor Country" [Amador/Livermore Valley] (1966)

 

5.5.13: "Our Valley's Liabilities" [Amador/Livermore Valley] (2-7-67)

 

5.5.14: "Jedediah Smith in Hayward" (n.d.)

 

5.5.15: [The Hayward Fault] (n.d.)

 

5.5.16: [Martin Murphy & His Family; Murphy Family Documents] (n.d.)

 

5.5.17: [Mountain Men] (n.d.)

 

5.5.18: "Thomas F. Croxton [early settler of Roseburg, Ore.]" (n.d.)

 

5.5.19: [Edward Floyd Jones, early settler of San Joaquin Co.] (n.d.)

 

5.5.20: [Mary Brown, wife of Abolitionist John Brown] (n.d.)

 

5.5.21: "Methodism in California" (n.d.)

 

5.5.22: RRS poetry (n.d.)

 

SERIES 6: FAMILY PAPERS

 

BOX 1: WILLS; MEMORABILIA; AUDIOTAPES

 

6.1.1: Grace D. Harris School Papers (c1905)

 

6.1.2: Sarah E. Harris, Appomattox Relief Corps [GAR, Oakland] Papers (1920s)

 

6.1.3: Dedication of Observation Point [John Brown Ranch?] (1932)

 

6.1.4: RRS/Esta Ross Stuart Divorce Papers (1932)

 

6.1.5: Menomits Club Minutes (1941)

 

6.1.6: RRS Will (1951)

 

6.1.7: Grace Dell Stuart Wills (1951, 1959)

 

6.1.8: Lynnewood Guestbook (1960-62) & Audiotape (1962)

 

6.1.9: Lynnewood Conference Papers (1962)

 

6.1.10: Herbert V. Hake, Iowa State College Radio, audiotape interview w/ RRS (1964)

 

6.1.11: Jed Smith Info File

 

6.1.12: Misc. Certificates & Programs

 

6.1.13: Misc. Clippings & Writings on Western History

 

SERIES 7: OTHERS' WRITINGS

 

BOX 1: BOUND VOLUMES

 

7.1.1: "Golden Hours: Clarence F. & Marjoie Cochran [teaching colleagues of RRS, Oakland] (1945)

 

7.1.2: Sylvia M. Langford. "Up Hill, Down Hill: Sketches from the Lives of George William Langford, Mary C. Langford & Sylvia M. Langford [teaching colleagues of RRS, Oakland] (1947)

 

7.1.3: RRS, compil. "Charles Nelson Shane Memoirs (1934); David G. Hall Memoirs" (1938) [RRS teaching colleagues, Oakland] (1947)

 

7.1.4: Elmer E. Washburn [long-time Stuart family friend]. "Westward Across Four Frontiers" (1947)

 

7.1.5: Irma Whitney Kilgore [Gilroy historian]. "Down Memory Lane" (1947)

 

7.1.6: May Wall Grant [RRS Iowa cousin]. "Lowland Meadows Through the Years" (1947)

 

7.1.7: Lucia Wallace Watts. "Reminiscences of a Pioneer Family [Watts]" (1947)

 

BOX 2: TYPESCRIPT DRAFTS

 

7.2.1: Clayton, Sherley. "The Story of Dillard" (1957)

 

7.2.2: Clayton, Sherley. "Story of the Kents" (1957)

 

7.2.3: Clayton, Sherley. "Story of the Rices" (1957)

 

7.2.4: Cochran, Carol. "Mormonism's Experiments with a Planned Economy" (c1950)

 

7.2.5: Cullberg, Asta M. "To Make History Interesting---Personalize It!" (1957)

 

7.2.6: Curtis, Hannah Shelby. Diary (1860)

 

7.2.7: Dulion, Virginia. [Jennie Handy Cramford, Redding, Calif.] (1957)

 

7.2.8: Lang, Margaret Hanna. "Early Justices in Sonora" (1957) [incl. photos of docs.]

 

7.2.9: Loofbourow, Leon L. "Patriots Among the Sage [Ruel Colt Gridley in Nevada]"

 

7.2.10: McDonald, A.H. Diary [Nevada City] (1858)

 

7.2.11: McNeill, A.B. Autobiographical Writings (1864-1875)

 

7.2.12: Price, Lewis. "Journal of a Voyage from London to San Francisco" (1871)

 

7.2.13: Tinkham, George H. [Brief Essay about a trip to the San Joaquin County Coal Mines] (1863)

 

7.2.14: Van Deventer, Ruby. "Discovering History" (1957)

 

7.2.15: Anon. [Santa Clara Valley Reminiscence] (1947)

 

7.2.16: Anon. "Benjamin Wallace Family Record" (n.d.)

 

7.2.17: Literary Quotations & Miscellany

 

SERIES 8: OVERSIZE MATERIALS

 

BOX 1: LOOSE SCRAPBOOK PAGES, 1940s [many 8x10 b/w photographs of RRS in various activities, also clippings, some genealogy writings]

 

BOX 2: FRAMED PLAQUES; CERTIFICATES