Jump to Content

Collection Guide
Collection Title:
Collection Number:
Get Items:
T.H. Rearden papers, 1882-1922.
BANC MSS 2009/161 box 1
Collection Overview


T.H. Rearden papers, 1882-1922
Timothy Henry Rearden papers


Rearden, T. H. (Timothy Henry), 1839-1892, creator


Stevenson, Fanny Van de Grift, 1840-1914, correspondent.


University of California, San Francisco Medical Center


Typescript (152 p.) of correspondence titled "Letters from Fanny Osbourne Stevenson to Timothy H. Rearden" from "San Francisco - Belgium - Paris - Grez - Monterey - Davo." Includes printed works on Tennyson, Sappho, a graduation address at Hastings College of the Law, and a poem composed for a memorial service by the veteran's group George H. Thomas Post, Grand Army of the Republic [No. 2]. Also includes a University of California Children's Department baby book for "Baby Girl Beck [sic]."


1882 (issued)


Rearden, T. H. (Timothy Henry) -- 1839-1892 -- Archives
Stevenson, Fanny Van de Grift -- 1840-1914 -- Correspondence
Hastings College of the Law.
Grand Army of the Republic. -- George H. Thomas Post No. 2 (San Francisco, Calif.)
Judges -- California -- San Francisco
Lawyers -- California -- San Francisco
Veterans -- California -- San Francisco -- Societies, etc
Infants -- Care -- California -- San Francisco
Baby books -- California -- San Francisco


Timothy H. Rearden papers, BANC MSS 2009/161, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Gift; of Anna R. Baeck; 198704.
Gift; of Anna R. Baeck; 198704.
Related collection: Baeck family papers (BANC MSS 74/101 c).
Timothy Rearden, was born in Wooster, Ohio in 1839, attended high school in Cleveland, and was graduated from Kenyon College in 1859. Serving briefly in the Civil War, he came to San Francisco in 1863, worked in the mint while studying law and opened an office about 1872. In 1883 he was appointed by Governor Stoneman to fill a vacancy in the Superior Court; in 1884 he was elected to succeed himself and served through 1890. He was married in 1888 to Anita Cowles, daughter of his friend Judge Samuel Cowles. Rearden was a serious student of languages and literature, a member of the Chit-Chat Club and part of the literary scene which included Ambrose Bierce, Bret Harte and Fanny Osbourne. His book Petrarch and Other Essays was published after his death which occurred on May 10, 1892. .
In English.


Academic addresses
Memorials (Commemorative)

Physical Description:

1 box (0.2 linear feet)




BANC MSS 2009/161 box 1