:: John Henry Reed Collection

Introduction

The John Henry Reed collection covers a time period from 1861 to 1964. The majority of the collection consists of personal photographs of family, friends and acquaintances prior to John Henry Reed taking up residence in Riverside. A sizable portion of the collection shows various streets of Riverside, planted with a variety of trees in different stages of growth. At John Henry Reed's urging, Riverside was the first city in the West, and one of the few in the country, to adopt municipal control over its street trees.

Biographical Notes

John Henry Reed was born June 18, 1832 in Rootstown, Ohio to Lois and Horace Reed. His grandfather, Abraham Reed, had migrated from Massachusetts to Portage County, Ohio, where he planted the first orchard of the area.

John Henry Reed spent part of his adult life as a mathematics and language teacher, eventually resigning because of deafness. For a period after this, he engaged in merchandising at Mansfield, Nebraska. After moving to Riverside in 1890, because of ill health, he and his son, Frederick Morris Reed, acquired and cleaned sixty acres which they planted with citrus and deciduous fruits. Successful in this endeavor, other orchardists asked for his assistance and he gained a reputation as a specialist in citrus culture.

Upon realizing the need for cooperation of horticulturists, he organized the first horticulture club in the state, and appealed to the Department of Agriculture in Washington for assistance in solving the problem of the decay of oranges during transit and storage. Additionally, he petitioned the state department for five years to solve other citrus problems. This resulted in specialists being sent to Riverside to investigate his concern and the establishment of a citrus experiment station in Riverside. The citrus experiment station grew into what is now the University of California, Riverside.

Although John Henry Reed was instrumental in the citrus experiment station being located in Riverside, he is best known as Riverside's first Tree Warden. He had a great interest in the beautification of Riverside streets and he persuaded the Chamber of Commerce to form a tree planting committee, of which he was made chairman. Convinced that this should be a municipal task, he petitioned the city council to take over and appoint a tree warden. They gave the position to him, and he served as Riverside's first Tree Warden for seven years, from 1905 to 1911, planting approximately 15,000 trees throughout Riverside.

John Henry Reed died nine years after he resigned as tree warden, on February 26th, 1920, but his spirit and love of Riverside can be seen daily when one takes a walk down a Riverside tree shaded street.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of six series: Photographs, Correspondence, Manuscripts, a Scrapbook and a 2nd edition of a book by Charles C. Teague, titled Fifty Years a Rancher.

The major part of the collection is the photographs. One hundred forty-six of the photographs are of relatives, friends, and acquaintances of John Henry Reed. A sizable portion of the photographs include his son Fredrick Morris Reed and his activities. Fifty-two of the photos are of trees planted on various Riverside streets. The photos, which are rich in detail of John Henry Reed's personal life and activities as Riverside's first Tree Warden, cover a time span between 1861 - 1929.

A small collection of correspondence, along with the manuscript collection, brings alive the contributions of John Henry Reed, who made the city his home. And as if to mock his role as Tree Warden, there is in the scrapbook a cartoon-like graphic of Mr. Reed as Riverside's Tree Warden.

Series I: Photographs

Contains a total of 445 photographs of various street locations in Riverside, as well as other cities, other towns from road trips in California, miscellaneous states and countries, the Reed homestead, and residences in Ohio. Also included are photos of family, friends, and unidentified acquaintances of John Henry Reed.

Sub-series A: Streets of Riverside

Contains a total of 52 items, in 24 folders, with a date range between 1901 and 1910. The photographs are of various street locations in Riverside showing a variety of species of trees at different stages of growth.

Folder 1: Blaine Street near Chicago. (c. 1901-1910)
  • Item 1: Blaine Street near Chicago.
Folder 2: Crescent Drive, West from Brockton. (1910)
  • Item 1: Crescent Drive, West from Brockton.
  • Item 2: Crescent Drive, West from Brockton. (Duplicate)
Folder 3: Eighth Street. (c. 1901-1910)
  • Item 1: Eighth and Eucalyptus Streets.
  • Item 2: Eighth and High Streets.
  • Item 3: Eighth and Park Streets.
  • Item 4: Eighth and Park Streets.
Folder 4: Eleventh Street. (c. 1901-1910)
  • Item 1: Eleventh Street.
Folder 5: Eucalyptus, North from Eighth Street. ( c. 1901-1910)
  • Item 1: Eucalyptus, North from Eighth Street.
Folder 6: Fairmont Park Playground. (1910)
  • Item 1: Fairmont Park Playground.
Folder 7: Fourth Street, West of Pine Street. (c. 1901-1910)
  • Item 1: Fourth Street, West of Pine Street
  • Item 2: Fourth Street, West of Pine Street.
  • Item 3: Fourth Street, West of Pine Street. (Duplicate)
Folder 8: Lemon Street, North from Fifth Street. (c. 1901-1910)
  • Item 1: Lemon Street, North from Fifth Street.
Folder 9: Locust Street, North from Eighth Street. (c. 1901-1910)
  • Item 1: Locust Street, North from Eighth Street / Before planting and grading.
  • Item 2: Locust Street, North from Eighth Street / 3 years later.
Folder 10: Magnolia Ave. (1909)
  • Item 1: Magnolia Avenue, West from Jefferson. (1b Duplicate)
  • Item 2: Magnolia Avenue, West from Madison, South side. (1b Duplicate)
  • Item 3: Magnolia Avenue, West from Madison, North side.
Folder 11: Main Street, North from Tenth Street. (1910)
  • Item 1: Main Street, North from Tenth Street.
Folder 12: Mount Rubidoux (c. 1901-1910)
  • Item 1: A gathering on Mount Rubidoux
  • Item 2: Cross, road and view of the valley.
  • Item 3: Blasting roadway.
Folder 13: Mulberry Street (c. 1901-1910)
  • Item 1: Mulberry Street, North from Twelfth Street. (1b Duplicate)
Folder 14: Orange Street (c. 1901-1910)
  • Item 1: Orange Street, North from Seventh Street/ Carnegie Library on right.
Folder 15: Pachappa (c.1901-1910)
  • Item 1: Pachappa from Ninth Street.
  • Item 2: Pachappa from Eighth Street/ Santa Fe Depot on left.
Folder 16: Seventh Street (c.1901-1910)
  • Item 1: Seventh Street from Pine Street. (1b Duplicate)
  • Item 2: Seventh Street from Locust.
  • Item 3: Seventh Street looking towards Lemon Street/ Carnegie Library on left.
Folder 17: Sixth Street (c. 1901-1910)
  • Item 1: Sixth Street from Chestnut Street. (1b Duplicate)
Folder 18: Third Street (c.1901-1910)
  • Item 1: Third Street from Locust.
Folder 19: Thirteenth Street
  • Item 1: Thirteenth Street, West from Orange Street. (1b Duplicate)
Folder 20: Twelfth Street (1910)
  • Item 1: Twelfth Street, East from Chestnut. (1b Duplicate)
  • Item 2: Twelfth and Lime Streets, Southeast corner/ Saint Francis De Sales Church. (1888-1924)
  • Item 3: Twelfth Street, West from Walnut.
Folder 21: Walnut Street (c.1901-1910)
  • Item 1: Walnut Street, North from Third Street.
Folder 22: Cactus garden in White Park (1901)
  • Item 1: Cactus garden in White Park.
Folder 23: Carnegie Library. (c.1901-1910)
  • Item 1: Postcard of Carnegie Library and Seventh Street.
  • Item 2: Postcard of a General View of Riverside, California.
Folder 24: Miscellaneous (c.1901-1910 )
  • Item 1: Unidentified street corner, Blacksmith Shop and street closure sign.
  • Items 2-5: Unidentified streets.
  • Item 6: Monkeys at Chemawa Park c.1902
Sub-series B, Cities and Towns, Road trip in California

Contains a total of 87 items, in 24 folders, with a date range from 1901 - 1929. Depicts buildings, desert plants, scenic areas, room interiors, and people throughout the state of California.

Folder 1: University of California, Berkeley. (1915)
  • Item 1: University of California, Berkeley.
Folder 2: Cajon Pass, Santa Fe Train (1915)
  • Item 1: Santa Fe train, Cajon Pass.
Folder 3: California Road Trip (Jan./Feb. 1929)
  • Items 1-5: Ensenada, miscellaneous photos.
Folder 4: California Road Trip (Jan./Feb. 1929)
  • Items 1-5: Miscellaneous countryside photos.
Folder 5: California Road Trip (Jan./Feb. 1929)
  • Items 1-5: Miscellaneous rock and cactus photos.
Folder 6: California Road Trip (Jan./Feb. 1929)
  • Items 1-6: Miscellaneous photos of Dodge, on dirt roads in desert. Door states "University of California, #24, Citrus Equipment Station, Riverside, California".
Folder 7: California Road Trip (Jan./Feb. 1929)
  • Items 1-5: Miscellaneous cactus/yucca photos.
Folder 8: California Road Trip (Jan./Feb.1929)
  • Items 1-5: Miscellaneous desert photos.
Folder 9: California Road Trip (Jan./Feb.1929)
  • Items 1-5: Miscellaneous cactus photos.
Folder 10: California Road Trip (Jan./Feb. 1929)
  • Items 1-4: Miscellaneous photo's of Dodge, dirt roads and cactus.
Folder 11: California Road Trip (1929)
  • Items 1-5: Miscellaneous photos / See axe in barrel cactus photo.
Folder 12: California Road Trip (1929)
  • Item 1: Old custom house, Baja, California
  • Items 2-4: Miscellaneous rock and tree photo's
  • Item 5: Hotel in Ensanada.
Folder 13: Monterey
  • Item 1: Statue and memorial to Junipero Serra, Monterey, California
  • Item 2: Hall of Records or House of Four Winds, Monterey
  • Item 3: Part of Pt Lobos, 7 miles South of Monterey
  • Item 4: Bay of Monterey, from barracks
  • Item 5: Soldiers at Ord barracks, Presidio de Monterey
  • Item 6: Hopkins Laboratory, Pacific Grove
  • Item 7: Del Monte Hotel
Folder 14: Monterey
  • Item 1: Old Customs House, Monterey
  • Item 2: First Capitol of California, Monterey
  • Item 3: Home of R.L. Stevenson, while in Monterey
  • Item 4: First timber house in California, Monterey
  • Item 5: Pt. Lobos from Michals Hill
Folder 15: Palm Springs (1917)
  • Item 1: Palm Springs Canyon
  • Item 2: The old palms in Palm Canyon
  • Item 3: The old palms in Palm Canyon (enlargement)
Folder 16: Main Street of Perris, CA (1908)
  • Item 1: Main Street, Perris, California
Folder 17: House in Redlands (1901)
  • Item 1: Photo of home in Redlands, California
Folder 18: North of Devil Canyon, San Bernardino Mts. ( c.1901-1929)
  • Item 1: North of Devil Canyon, San Bernardino Mts.
Folder 19: Hills back of Pine Crest, San Bernardino Mts. (1914)
  • Items 1-2: Hills behind Pine Crest, San Bernardino Mountains
Folder 20: Auto trip to San Francisco (1920)
  • Items 1-3: Miscellaneous Pine tree photos
  • Item 4: Weather Observation Station Mount Tamalpais, 1920
  • Item 5: Mount Tamalpais Locomotive, 1920
Folder 21: Auto Trip to San Francisco (1920)
  • Item 1: Carmel Mission Monterey.
  • Item 2: Mission Church, Monterey.
  • Item 3: Old custom home.
  • Item 4: Old custom home.
  • Item 5: Cypress trees, Monterey.
Folder 22: Auto Trip to San Francisco (1920)
  • Item 1: El Jara canyon, North of San Julia Ranch.
  • Item 2: Windblown Cypress trees.
  • Item 3: Belfry of Carmel Mission.
  • Item 4: Monterey pines.
Folder 23: San Pedro (c. 1901-1929)
  • Item 1: Dead Man's Island, San Pedro, California.
Folder 24: Saratoga School (c.1901-1920)
  • Item 1: Saratoga School.
Sub-series C, Miscellaneous Countries and States

Contains a total of 11 items, in 7 folders, with a date range between 1901 - 1911. Views of cities, buildings, landscapes, groves and orchards.

Folder 1: Oxford, England. [ND]
  • Item 1: General view of Oxford, England.
Folder 2: Cathedral, Cologne, Germany. [ND]
  • Item 1: Th. Creifelds, Cathedral, Cologne, Germany.
Folder 3: Mexico. (1901)
  • Item 1: Damaged building - Mexico.
Folder 4: Alaska, U.S.A. [ND]
  • Item 1: Treadwell Mill, Douglas Island, Alaska.
Folder 5: Eagleslake, Florida, U.S.A. [ND]
  • Item 1: Bamboo in T.R.C. Crowell's backyard, Eagleslake, FL.
Folder 6: Columbus, Nebraska, U.S.A. (1907)
  • Item 1: Multiple View Card, Columbus Nebraska / Novelty tourist souvenir.
Folder 7: Unidentified Places [ND]
  • Item 1: Unidentified groves.
  • Item 2: Unidentified pine.
  • Item 3: Unidentified groves.
  • Item 4: Unidentified river.
  • Item 5: Unidentified quarry.
Sub-series D, Residences and Homesteads

Contains 7 items, in 4 folders, with a date range between 1887 - 1917. The Reed homestead in Rootstown, Ohio; the John Sherman house in Mansfield, Ohio; the Johnson Sherrick residence, in Canton, Ohio; and other unidentified homesteads.

Folder 1: Reed Homestead. (1887)
  • Item 1: Reed Homestead, Rootstown, Ohio.
Folder 2: John Sherman House. (July 1917)
  • Item 1: John Sherman House, Mansfield, Ohio.
Folder 3: Residence of Johnson Sherrick Esq. (c.1887-1917)
  • Item 1: Residence for Johnson Sherrick Esq. Canton, Ohio/ rendering by Architect, Guy Tilden.
Folder 4: Unidentified (c. 1887-1917)
  • Item 1: Homestead - Columbus, Nebraska.
  • Item 2: Miscellaneous photo homestead.
  • Item 3: Miscellaneous photo barn and cattle.
  • Item 4: Photo postcard of home to Fred M. Reed.
Sub-series E, People

Contains a total of 154 items, in 46 folders, with dates ranging from 1861 - 1929. Carte-de-Viste of Reed's Bible class. There are various images of relatives, friends, and unidentified acquaintances of John Henry Reed.

Folder 1: John Henry Reed's Bible Class - female portraits (c. 1861-62, Mansfield, Ohio)
  • Item 1: Martha Constance.
  • Item 2: Unsigned.
  • Item 3: Mary Hixson.
  • Item 4: Amanda Veason. (?)
  • Item 5: Unsigned.
  • Item 6: Clara Rigley.
  • Item 7: Mary Constance.
  • Item 8: Emma C. Rickett (?)
Folder 2: John Henry Reed's Bible Class - male portraits (c. 1861-62, Mansfield, Ohio)
  • Item 1: W.M Hollinger.
  • Item 2: Wm. Underwood.
  • Item 3: M. Walters (Native of Wales).
  • Item 4: E. A. Smith.
  • Item 5: F. P. Gass (?)
  • Item 6: F. S. Moffett
  • Item 7: Robt. N. Burns
  • Item 8: Illegible
  • Item 9: E. E. Hetrick
  • Item 10: Unsigned.
  • Item 11: Unsigned.
  • Item 12: Frank McCrain
  • Item 13: Will Wharf
Folder 3: Alfred Baldwin [ND]
  • Item 1: Alfred Baldwin who married Anjanette Reed (Reed's sister)
Folder 4: Ray " L.C."Bogue (1908-1911)
  • Item 1: Ray Bogue (L.C.) on summit of Mt. Baldy.
  • Item 2: L.C. Bogue at summit San Jacinto Mountain.
  • Item 3: L.C. Bogue on Round Valley Trail.
  • Item 4: ?
  • Item 5: Hotel at "First House", Mill Creek Canyon.
  • Item 6: Lunch place (picnic) in Mill Creek Canyon.
  • Item 7: L.C. Bogue on summit of Strawberry Park.
Folder 5: Congregational Choir. (1923)
  • Item 1: Congregational Choir - Sunday, May 20th 1923.
  • Item 2: Congregational Choir - Sunday May 27th 1923.
Folder 6: Harold Dunlap (1881)
  • Item 1: Harold Dunlap, died 1881. He was Bertha Dunlap's brother.
Folder 7: Mrs. Hattie Hamilton (Feb 5, 1929)
  • Items 1-3: Mrs. Hattie Hamilton by Orange tree.
Folder 8: Jennie Larimore, Adaline Larimore. (1892-1899)
  • Item 1: Jennie Larimore.
  • Item 2: Mrs. A.A. Larimore and Jennie Larimore.
  • Item 3: Adaline Larimore.
  • Item 4: Jennie (Larimore) Pendleton.
Folder 9: Larimore and Pendleton family. (1903-1912)
  • Item 1: Adaline Larimore, Lois Pendleton and unknown child.
  • Item 2: Adaline Larimore and Pendleton's, Deer Ridge Farm.
  • Item 3: The Larimore - Pendleton household, Saratoga, Calif.
  • Item 4: Larimore and Pendletons.
  • Item 5: David A Pendleton.
  • Item 6: Jennie & David Pendleton.
Folder 10: Lois Pendleton. (1897-1912)
  • Item 1: Lois Pendleton.
  • Item 2: Lois Pendleton on horseback.
  • Item 3: Lois Pendleton.
Folder 11: Robert L. Pendleton.
  • Item 1: Robert L. Pendleton, Saratoga 1910
  • Item 2: Robert L. Pendleton
Folder 12: Morris Moore & Family, Judge Earle & Family (1915)
  • Item 1: Moore and Earle families.
Folder 13: Frank Morris [ND]
  • Item 1: Frank Morris, portrait.
  • Item 2: Frank Morris, portrait.
Folder 14: Theodosia (Morris) Myers [ND]
  • Item 1: Theodosia Morris.
  • Item 2: Theodosia Morris Myers.
  • Item 3: Theodosia Myers, April 1896.
Folder 15: Picketts and Pendleton's (1890-1915)
  • Item 1: A.G. Pickett, Nantucket.
  • Item 2: Grandma and Lois Pickett, Columbus, Nebraska
  • Item 3: Ned and Frances Pickett.
  • Item 4: Picketts and Pendletons.
Folder 16: Catherine S (Morris) Reed (c. 1863-1887)
  • Item 1: Catherine S. Reed (Morris).
  • Item 2: Catherine S. Reed and Ruth C. Pickett.
Folder 17: Cornelius A. Reed [ND]
  • Item 1: Cornelius A. Reed, portrait.
  • Item 2: Cornelius A. Reed, fishing.
Folder 18: Edward A. Reed [ND]
  • Item 1: Edward A. Reed, Oliver Springs, Tenn.
Folder 19: Elizabeth May Reed [ND]
  • Item 1: Elizabeth May Reed.
  • Item 2: Elizabeth May Reed
Folder 20: Fred M. Reed (about 1871)
  • Item 1: Fred M. Reed, 2 years old, Mansfield, Ohio (1b Duplicate)
Folder 21: F. M. Reed (c. 1901)
  • Item 1: F. M. Reed.
Folder 22: F. M. Reed (June 9, 1908)
  • Item 1: F. M. Reed, Summit of Mt. Baldy (1b-1d Duplicates)
Folder 23: F. M. Reed (July 1908)
  • Item 1: F. M. Reed at Summit S. Jacinto Mt.
  • Item 2: Round Valley Trail.
  • Item 3: Surprise Lake.
  • Item 4: Scenic photo of pasture in Round Valley.
  • Item 5: F. M. Reed's Lemon groves and bamboo.
  • Item 6: F. M. Reed's Lemon groves and bamboo.
Folder 24: F. M. Reed and Seraton (1909)
  • Item 1: Seraton & Reed, on rocks.
  • Item 2: Seraton & Reed.
  • Item 3: Seraton & Reed, near summit of Grayback.
  • Item 4: Summit of Grayback (4b Duplicate)
  • Item 5: View from Summit of Grayback
Folder 25: F. M. Reed (1910)
  • Item 1: Fred M. Reed, east-side of bamboo garden.
  • Item 2: Fred M. Reed, bamboo and lemon orchard.
Folder 26: F. M. Reed (1911)
  • Item 1: Fred M. Reed and Dr. J. Moer, Strawberry Peak.
Folder 27: F. M. Reed (1911)
  • Item 1: Fred M. Reed, in auto / negative only.
Folder 28: F. M. Reed (1912)
  • Item 1: Fred M. Reed and dog, Prince in buggy.
  • Item 2: Fred M. Reed and dog, Prince on porch.
  • Item 3: Fred M. Reed and dog, Prince in orchard.
  • Item 4: Fred M. Reed and dog, Prince in front of porch.
  • Item 5: Fred M. Reed and dog, Prince in front of porch.
  • Item 6: Fred M. Reed, Aunt Augusta, Mr. Pierce and wife.
Folder 29: F. M. Reed (1913)
  • Item 1: Fred M. Reed, at Bamboo Ranch.
Folder 30: F. M. Reed and Lother Roll (1914)
  • Item 1: Fred M. Reed and Lothar Roll, at Squirrel Sun, San Bernardino Mountains.
  • Item 2: Fred M. Reed and Lothar Roll, at Pine Crest, San Bernardino Mountains.
Folder 31: Thompson lot on Victoria curve (1915)
  • Item 1: Thompson lot on Victoria curve.
Folder 32: F. M. Reed [ND]
  • Item 1: Fred M. Reed in the mountains.
  • Item 2: Fred M. Reed.
Folder 33: Grace Reed and companions
  • Item 1: Grace Reed, portrait. [ND]
  • Item 2: Grace Reed, of Mansfield - June 1898, pictured with Horace, William and Eugene.
Folder 34: Harvey O. Reed (1912)
  • Item 1: Harvey O. Reed, portrait.
  • Item 2: Harvey O. Reed, in car.
Folder 35: John H. Reed [ND]
  • Item 1: John Henry Reed, from Bible Class.
  • Item 2: John Henry Reed, portrait(s) (2b Duplicate)
Folder 36: John Henry Reed, Cornelius Austin Reed, John Muir [ND]
  • Item 1: John Henry Reed, portrait(s) (1b Duplicate)
  • Item 2: John Henry Reed and Cornelius Austin Reed, portrait(s) (2b Duplicate)
  • Item 3: John Henry Reed and John Muir.
Folder 37: Julia A. Reed [ND]
  • Item 1: Julia A. Reed, portrait about 1866.
  • Item 2: Julia A. Reed, portrait [ND]
Folder 38: Julia May Reed [ND]
  • Item 1: Julia May Reed, portrait.
Folder 39: Professor Scranton (1909)
  • Item 1: Professor Scranton in chair.
Folder 40: Charlot Johnson Sherrick [ND]
  • Item 1: Charlot Johnson Sherrick, portrait.
Folder 41: Bert Spelman [ND]
  • Item 1: Bert Spelman (possible).
Folder 42: Party at Mrs. Keck's house (1909)
  • Item 1: Group photo, unidentified.
Folder 43: Aunt Jane [ND]
  • Item 1: Aunt Jane, portrait.
Folder 44: Bluff's Lemons (1901-1902)
  • Item 1: Bluff's Lemon Groves.
  • Item 2: Bluff's Lemon Groves.
  • Item 3: Bluff's Lemon Groves with Everet Gifford and Peter Miller.
Folder 45: Unidentified People [ND]
  • Item 1: Unidentified portrait.
  • Item 2: Unidentified portrait.
  • Item 3: Unidentified portrait.
  • Item 4: Three Generations, unidentified, to Cullie from Brownie.
  • Item 5: Unidentified class photo.
Folder 46: Unidentified people.
  • Item 1: Unidentified portrait.
  • Item 2: Unidentified portrait.
  • Item 3: Unidentified portrait.
  • Item 4: Unidentified photo.
  • Item 5: Unidentified photo.
  • Item 6: Unidentified photo.
Sub-series F, Photo Album

This collection contains 154 photos, in one folder, with a date range between 1890 and 1910. Mostly unidentified people, animals, plants, buildings, furniture, trains, ships and machinery.

Folder 1: Album [ND]
  • Items 1-154: Photo Album - unidentified people, places and things.
Sub-series G, Envelopes and containers

Contains 18 items in one folder and no date range. The included envelopes housed some of the photos prior to processing. Several of the items have notes written on them.

Folder 1: Envelopes/containers
  • Items 1-18: Miscellaneous envelopes.

Series II: Correspondence

This collection contains a total of 8 letters, in seven folders, with a date range from 1892 - 1964. Three of the letters are written to John Henry Reed, but the balance of the letters are to and from other people.

Sub-series A, Letters to John Henry Reed

Contains 3 letters, in two folders, with a date range from 1892 - 1894. A letter from his daughter, Lois Pickett, mentions that they might reach Riverside on Christmas, and two letters are from his sister Julia A. Reed.

Folder 1: From Lois Pickett (1892)
  • Item 1: Letter from Lois Pickett, daughter.
Folder 2: From Julia A. Reed (1894)
  • Item 1: Letter from Julia A. Reed, sister.
  • Item 2: Letter from Julia A. Reed, sister.
Sub-series B, Letter to Lois Pickett from Julia Reed

Contains 1 letter, in one folder, item undated. Note: it is extremely difficult to read as it is written horizontally, then vertically.

Folder 1: To Lois Pickett from Julia A. Reed. [ND]
  • Item 1: Letter from Julia A. Reed (John H. Reed's sister) to Lois Pickett.
Sub-series C, Letter to Miss Mary Beth Snow from Robert P. Lang, University of California, Riverside.

Contains 1 typewritten letter, with envelope, in one folder, dated July 16, 1964. The letter thanks Miss Snow for the use of three campaign buttons, for the exhibit "Conventions and Campaigns Since 1860" at the University Library.

Folder 1: To Miss Mary Beth Snow from Robert P. Lang. (1964)
  • Item 1: Letter with envelope from Robert P. Lang to Miss Mary Beth Snow.
Sub-series D, Letter to Robert P. Lang from Miss Mary Beth Snow

Contains 1 typewritten draft, with handwritten additions and corrections, in one folder, dated August 19, 1964.

Folder 1: To Robert P. Lang from Miss Marie Beth Snow. (1964)
  • Item 1: Letter draft from Miss Mary Beth Snow to Robert P. Lang.
Sub-series E, Unidentified letter regarding the streets of Riverside

Contains one typewritten letter draft, with handwritten additions and envelope, also one handwritten letter with photos attached, in two folders, undated.

Folder 1: Unidentified [ND]
  • Item 1: Letter refers to the condition of Riverside City's streets, from a visual perspective.
Folder 2: Unidentified (1922)
  • Item 1: Letter/description written between attached photos.

Series III: Manuscripts

Collection consists of approximately 161 pages of which 109 are handwritten drafts. The balance are typewritten. Entitled "Some Early Memories," the manuscript reflects on family life, and is dated July 7, 1914.

Sub-series A, Typed Manuscript

Contains personal memories of John Henry Reed.

Folder 1: Transcripts of John H. Reed, early memories (1914)
  • Item 1: Typewritten transcripts, July 7, 1914.
Sub-series B, Handwritten manuscript

Contains a 109-page (approximately) draft of personal memories of John Henry Reed. It is worth noting that a great deal of the manuscript is written on the back of some pages reading "Request for Removals."

Apparently a form used by the Tree Warden's office. The last lines are written across a large seed catalog envelope.

Folder 1: Autobiography notes (1914)
  • Item 1: Handwritten draft of personal memories of John Henry Reed. (111 pages)

Series IV: Scrapbook

Contains architectural photos of famous, foreign buildings. A graphic of John Henry Reed as a Tree Warden (used for cover of archival description), and parts of an old magazine, are included.

Folder 1: Scrapbook
  • Item 1: Scrapbook approximately 20 pages.

Series V: Book

This book, Fifty Years a Rancher: The Recollections of Half a Century Devoted to the Citrus and Walnut Industry, by Charles C. Teague, is located in the locked cases of the Local History section of the library. It was published in 1944 by the California Fruit Growers Exchange.

Folder 1: Fifty Years a Rancher (1944)
  • Item 1: Book location/call number in locked case.

Series VI: Miscellaneous

Contains photocopies of biographies and genealogical notes.

Folder 1: Photocopies [ND]

  • Items 1-26: Miscellaneous copies.
  • Items 27-37: Handwritten notes.
Folder 2: Newspaper Article (1916)
  • Item 1: Article written by J.H. Reed, dated December 19, 1916

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References

Brown, John. History of San Bernardino and Riverside Counties. Western Historical Association. 1922.

Holmes, Elmer Wallace. History of Riverside County, California: with biographical sketches of the leading men and women of the county who have been identified with its growth and development from the early days to the present. Historic Record Company, Los Angeles, CA. 1912.

Local History