Guide to the George E. Osborne Papers

Stanford University. Libraries & Academic Information Resources. Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives
Stanford, California
October 2010
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Overview

Call Number: SC0198
Creator: Osborne, George E. (George Edward), 1893-1977
Title: George E. Osborne papers
Dates: 1911-1977
Physical Description: 8 Linear feet
Summary: 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.
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives
Stanford University. Libraries & Academic Information Resources
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 725-1022
URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html

Administrative Information

Information about Access

This collection is open for research.

Ownership & Copyright

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.
Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Cite As

George E. Osborne Papers (SC0198). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

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.

Description of the Collection

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.
Folders 19-29 contain correspondence; many are congratulatory on his retirement in 1958. The names noted for the alpha folders are not all-inclusive

Access Terms

Ballantine, Henry Winthrop, 1880-1951.
Bohemian Club (San Francisco, Calif.).
Crothers, George Edward, 1870-1957.
Jones, Herbert C. (Herbert Coffin), 1881-1970.
Kirkwood, Marion Rice, 1887-1978.
Maggs, Douglas Blount, 1899-1962
Means, Cyril C.
Miller, Justin.
Osborne, George E. (George Edward), 1893-1977
Pound, Roscoe.
Prosser, William Lloyd, 1898-
Stanford University. School of Law.
Law --Study and teaching.


Collection Contents

 

Papers

Box 7, Folder 1

Biographical

Box 7, Folder 2

Clippings re Osborne

Box 7, Folder 3

Clippings on labor negotiation

Box 7, Folder 4

Osborne, his remarks on his career

Box 7, Folder 5

Weigel, Stanley "About George Osborne," with letter 1953

Box 7, Folder 6

Y. B. Newsletter [Stanford Law School] 1943-44

Box 7, Folder 7

Beardsley, Charles A., speech before Assoc. of American Law Schools, 1939 1939

Box 7, Folder 8

R-Plan speech and related papers (S.U. fundraising) 1942-45 1942-45

Box 7, Folder 9

Ferguson, Kenneth, remarks at Law Dinner, April 18, 1958 April 18, 1958

Box 7, Folder 10

S. U. assorted memos and committee papers

Box 7, Folder 11

Dean's Report to the Faculty of the Stanford Law School Jan. 1958 and 2 other reports 1958

Box 7, Folder 12

Miscellany

Box 7, Folder 13

S.U. Press releases and publications

Box 7, Folder 14

Photographs (1 labeled faculty picnic at Owens cabin, the 2nd is unlabeled – large group sitting at dinner) ca. 1930 or 1931

Box 7, Folder 15

Stanford Law School assorted newsletters, etc.

Box 7, Folder 16

Athearn, Lucille 1946-48

Box 7, Folder 17

Christopher, Warren 1958, undated

Box 7, Folder 18

Slaff, George (2 letters were written while he was with the Red Cross during WWII in Africa and France and one is a carbon copy of his letter to Tresidder praising Osborne; the others are to Osborne) 1943-49

Box 7, Folder 19

A-B (Charles Beardsley, George Brunn) 1947-58

Box 7, Folder 20

C (Philip Conley, Aylett B. Cotton) 1925-58

Box 7, Folder 21

D-E 1948-72

Box 7, Folder 22

F-G (Irving Fathchild, Robert J. Foley, Edwin L. Gerhardt) 1930-58

Box 7, Folder 23

H (J. B. Haffner, Herbert L. Hahn, Harvey Hoshour) 1922-58

Box 7, Folder 24

I-L 1948-58

Box 7, Folder 25

M (John Stewart Mitchell) 1931-58

Box 7, Folder 26

O-R (Robert E. Paradise, Pete (Austin H.) Peck, Gilbert B. Perry, Harold O. Preston, Robert Ransom, James E. Reid) 1927-72

Box 7, Folder 27

S-T 1946-58

Box 7, Folder 28

U-V (J. A. Wyckoff) 1930-58

Box 7, Folder 29

Correspondence with no last name or illegible

Box 8

Stanford Law School reports, publications, and correspondence 1944-56

Box 8

California bar exam - correspondence, with various examples of the test 1945

Box 8

Railroad labor cases - clippings and legal documents 1951-54

Box 8

Crothers, George - correspondence, obituary, speeches

Box 8

Crothers Hall Student Committee Report

Box 8

Materials for discussion of Stanford trusts 1946

Box 8

Crothers Hall - correspondence and plans 1946

Box 8

Stanford legal history - correspondence and documents

Box 8

Photograph

Box 9

Roman Law course at S .U. - lectures and exams 1931

Box 9

Personal Property course at S.U. - exams and notes 1925-48

Box 10

S.U. class lists, class roll books, seating charts

Box 11

S.U. class roll books

Box 12

Readings in Roman Law by Roscoe Pound (mimeographed copy) 1927

Box 12

Annual Examinations in Law, Harvard University 1915-1944

 

Accession ARCH-1998-198 Additional Material

Box 1, Folder 1

To Do Lists/Notes 1966

Box 1, Folder 2

To Do Lists/ Notes 1967

Box 1, Folder 3

To Do Lists/ Notes 1968

Box 1, Folder 4

To Do Lists/ Notes 1969

Box 1, Folder 5

To Do Lists/ Notes 1970

Box 1, Folder 6

To Do Lists/ Notes 1971

Box 1, Folder 7

Correspondence: Incoming

Box 1, Folder 8

Correspondence: Outgoing

Box 1, Folder 9

Correspondence: Family

Box 1, Folder 10

Personal Papers: Clippings, Etc.

Box 1, Folder 11

Personal Papers: Photographs

Box 2, Folder 1

Woolley, Edwin c., Handbook ofComposition . (1909)

Box 2, Folder 2

Leather Billfold with business cards

Box 2, Folder 3

Memorial and Personal Effects

Box 2, Folder 4

Envelope to Louisa Howe: Memorial Information, Estate Documents, Letters, Photographs, Hastings Alumni Bulletin, Stanford Lawyer, Spring 1977

Box 2, Folder 5

Guest Book

Box 2, Folder 6

Portraits

Box 2, Folder 7

Stanford Lawyer (2 copies) Fall 1977

Box 3

Journal/Record Book 1956

Box 3

Journal/Record Book 1958

Box 3

Journal/Record Book 1959

Box 3

Journal/Record Book 1960

Box 3

Journal/Record Book 1961

Box 3

Journal/Record Book 1962

Box 3

Journal/Record Book 1963

Box 3

Journal/Record Book 1964

Box 3

Journal/Record Book 1965

Box 4

Desk Set, Engraved

Box 5, Folder 1

Loose Journal Items 1956

Box 5, Folder 2

Loose Journal Items 1958

Box 5, Folder 3

Loose Journal Items 1959

Box 5, Folder 4

Loose Journal Items 1960

Box 5, Folder 5

Loose Journal Items 1961

Box 5, Folder 6

Loose Journal Items 1962

Box 5, Folder 7

Loose Journal Items 1963

Box 5, Folder 8

Loose Journal Items 1964

Box 5, Folder 9

Loose Journal Items 1965