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.
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.
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