H. J. Stewart

H. J. Stewart, who is prominently identified with the musical circles of San Francisco, was born in London, England, in 1854.  He was reared and educated in his native land.  He entered Oxford University and graduated from that noted institution of leaning, taking the university degree.

     At an early age Mr. Stewart developed a talent for music, was given the best opportunities and enjoyed excellent advantages in pursuing his musical studies, with appointment of organist, until May, 1886, when he was induced to come to San Francisco.  Since that time he has been prominently connected with the musical interests of this city and State.  He teaches music in Van Ness Seminary and other schools, and has a large class of advanced pupils; occupies the position of organist at Trinity Church; has been conductor of Handel and Haydn Society for several years; and is prominently identified with the various musical entertainments of high standard in this city.

     Professor Stewart is an ardent advocate of a great public conservatory of music, thinks it a necessity and hopes to see it organized and established.


Transcribed 9-15-04  Marilyn R. Pankey


Source: "The Bay of San Francisco," Vol. 1, page 519-520, Lewis Publishing Co, 1892.

2004 Marilyn R. Pankey.


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