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Register of the Stuart Oregon History Collection, 1844-1937
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This collection includes documents such as agreements, correspondence, bills of sale, rent receipts, oaths of office, stock certificates, bids, certificates of election, dividend receipts, and deeds dating from 1844-1900 relating to or originating from the state of Oregon. It also includes a piece of political advertising from 1906, a Women’s Auxiliary ribbon from 1937, and a biographical sketch of a couple from the mid 19th century.
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).
Collection is open for research.