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Guide to the George E. Osborne Papers
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Description
These papers largely pertain to his teaching career at Stanford Law School and include correspondence, memoranda, curriculum materials, Law School publications and reports, and speeches. Other professional papers include correspondence with his publishers, 1938-61; and correspondence with legal scholars at Harvard, West Virginia, Minnesota, Stanford, Duke, Columbia, University of California, Chicago, and University of Colorado, 1920-51. Correspondents include Henry W. Ballantine, Herbert C. Jones, Marion R. Kirkwood, Douglas B. Maggs, Cyril C. Means, Justin Miller, Roscoe Pound, and William L. Prosser. Other items include a diary for 1930 and journals for 1956-1965; correspondence with George Crothers and information on Crothers Hall at Stanford; correspondence and typescript articles on the history of the Bohemian Grove; biographical materials; and photographs.
Background
Scholar of mortgage and property law. Osborne received his LLB and JD degrees from Harvard in 1919 and 1920; before joining the faculty at the Stanford Law School in 1923, he taught at the Universities of West Virginia and Minnesota. He was appointed to the William Nelson Cromwell Professorship in 1953, which he held until his retirement in 1958. He died in 1977.
Extent
8 Linear feet
Restrictions
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
Availability
This collection is open for research.