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Register of the Stuart Oregon History Collection, 1844-1937
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  • Biography

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Stuart Oregon History Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1844-1937
    Collection number: Mss223
    Creator: Reginald R. Stuart
    Extent: 0.3 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

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    Collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Stuart Oregon History Collection, Mss223, Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

    Biography

    Reginald R. Stuart (1882-1975) was a California realtor, teacher, historian, book collector and author. From 1956 until 1965 he was Director of the California History Foundation and the Center for Western Studies at the University of the Pacific. He published How Firm a Foundation; a centennial history of the First Methodist Church, San Leandro, California (1953), A History of the Fred Finch Children's Home, oldest Methodist home for children in California (1955), Tully Knoles of Pacific (1956), Calvin B. West of the Umpqua (1961), and Corridor Country: An Interpretive History of the Amador-Livermore Valley (1966).
    Stuart had a lifelong interest in Oregon history and apparently collected items related to this interest over many years. The materials in this collection constitute a random assortment of business and personal papers, including correspondence, bills of sale, deeds, work orders, stock certificates, receipts, and a biographical sketch. These materials date from 1844 to 1937, although the majority predate 1870.
    In 1958, during his tenure as Director of the Center for Western Studies, Reginald Stuart donated over 20,000 items to the University of the Pacific Libraries. These materials were a small portion of that donation.