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Guide to the M. Theo Kearney Papers, 1865-1906
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Box I

General correspondence, 1887-Feb. 1905

Box II

General correspondence, Mar. 1905-May 1906


Social correspondence, ca. 1899-1905


Miscellaneous papers - including folders for: California Fruit Growing Company, California Raisin Growers' Association, California Raisin Growers' Company, Central California Raisin Packing Company, Fresno Vineyard Company, Fruit Vale Estate, Kearney Vineyard Company (formerly Kearney Vineyard Syndicate), Packing House Company and miscellaneous accounts, maps, and plans, planting lists and pictures.

Box IV

Diary-account books, 1865-1903 (30 v. ); personal "record" book of land and financial transactions; address books (4 v.); visiting cards and printed or engraved invitations from friends and acquaintances; S.F. automobile driving license, 1905; copy of epitaph.

Boxes V-VI

Newspaper clippings and pamphlets. Contain clippings re Raising Growers' Assoc., 1893-1906, 1905-1906.


Clippings and pamphlets - various.

Partial List of Correspondents

General Correspondence


Balfour, Robert (of Balfour, Williamson & Company, London, and Balfour, Guthrie & Company, San Francisco)




Carter, Stanton Leslie


Aug. 1903-1906


Castle, Curtis Harvey, 1848-1928


Dec. 10, 1898


Marion De Vries, 1865-1939


Dec. 7, 1898


Drew, Alexander M.


Jan. 2, 1906


Fairweather, John, 1845-


Mar. 25, 1905


Forsyth, William, 1851-


1893 & Oct. 1905


Goodfellow, William Scott, 1850-1913




Hallnor, Andrew (as editor, Cooperative Journal)


Jan. & Feb. 1906


Harris, Milus King, 1853-


Mar. 1903 & Apr. 1906


Hilborn, Samuel Greeley, 1834-1899


Dec. 13, 1898


Huntington, Collis Potter, 1821-1900


May 31, 1894


Huntington, Henry Edwards, 1850-1927


Mar. 22, 1902


Kern County Land Company (a few signed by William S. Tevis)




Loud, Eugene Francis, 1847-1908


Dec. 8, 1898


Morgan, Percy T.


Nov. 25, 1905


Naftzger, Arzo Huffman, 1852-


Dec. 10, 1898


Pardee, George Cooper, 1857-1941




Perkins, George Clement, 1839-1923




Rowley, Howard C. (as editor, California Fruit Farmer)


Mar. & Apr., 1904


Sharp, E. D. (as President, Healdsburg College)


Nov. 6, 1903


West, Frank A. (a few for George West & Son)




Wickson, Edward James, 1848-1923




Wiggins, Frank A., 1849-1924


Dec. 7, 1898

Other correspondents


American Raisin Packing Company


Bank of California


German Savings and Loan Society


Page, McCutchen & Knight (attorneys, San Francisco)

Social Correspondents


Beach, Warren C.


Dartmouth, William Henage Legge, Earl of, 1851-1936


Hanau, Hermione, Princess Carl von


Kidd, Anna Estelle (Mrs. George Kidd)


Kimberly, Isabel Geraldine (Stracy) Wodehouse, Countess of, d. 1927


Oelrichs, Theresa (Fair)


O'Hagan, Bessie


Tevis, Mabel (Pacheco)


Woods, William