Papers include articles and lectures, c. 1910-1940, pertaining to the politics and history of the Far East and World War I;
class lecture notes, 1907-1945, and papers by students, 1911-1943; correspondence, bibliographies, and records pertaining
to book purchases for the Stanford University Libraries; and miscellaneous correspondence, bibliographies, and book reviews.
Payson Jackson Treat, a pioneer in Far Eastern studies, lived from 1879 to 1972. A native of New York City, he earned his
A.B. from Wesleyan University in 1900, and began teaching at Barnard School while working on his A.M. at Columbia. In 1903,
he came to Stanford to work with Professor Max Farrand in the history department, and was appointed an instructor at Stanford
in 1905 . He received Stanford's first Ph.D. in history in 1910 with his dissertation, The National Land System, 1785-1820.
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