Guide to the George T. Clark Papers

Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
October 2010
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Overview

Call Number: SC0292
Creator: Clark, George T., 1862-1940.
Title: George T. Clark papers
Dates: 1862-1935
Physical Description: 2 Linear feet
Summary: These papers relate primarily to Clark's research on the life of Leland Stanford and include correspondence, 1924-1935, historical documents, 1862-1893, clippings, photographs, and two notebooks, 1928-1930,for his comprehensive biography of Senator Leland Stanford, published by the Stanford University Press in 1931. Correspondents include George C. Clark, Dumas Malone, Stuart Daggert, Timothy Hopkins, and V. S. McClatchy; there is also a long letter by C. C. Crippen concerning his work as a horse trainer on the Palo Alto Stock Farm and his knowledge of Leland Stanford. Historical documents include copies of correspondence between Stanford and J. D. B. Stillman, 1882-1883, concerning Eadweard Muybridge and Stillman's book, THE HORSE IN MOTION. Other items include Clark's memorial address on J. L. Gillis; and a "want list" for the Stanford University Library, 1920.
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford University Libraries
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

Provenance

Gift of Mrs. Douglas Clark, 1983-1985.

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 T. Clark Papers (SC0292). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

Clark was Stanford University Librarian, 1907-1928 (emeritus 1928 until his death in 1940) and co-founder and first president of the California Library Association.

Description of the Collection

These papers relate primarily to Clark's research on the life of Leland Stanford and include correspondence, 1924-1935, historical documents, 1862-1893, clippings, photographs, and two notebooks, 1928-1930,for his comprehensive biography of Senator Leland Stanford, published by the Stanford University Press in 1931. Correspondents include George C. Clark, Dumas Malone, Stuart Daggert, Timothy Hopkins, and V. S. McClatchy; there is also a long letter by C. C. Crippen concerning his work as a horse trainer on the Palo Alto Stock Farm and his knowledge of Leland Stanford. Historical documents include copies of correspondence between Stanford and J. D. B. Stillman, 1882-1883, concerning Eadweard Muybridge and Stillman's book, THE HORSE IN MOTION. Other items include Clark's memorial address on J. L. Gillis; and a "want list" for the Stanford University Library, 1920.

Access Terms

Clark, George C.
Clark, George T., 1862-1940.
Clark, George T.
Crippen, C. C.
Daggert, Stuart.
Gillis, J. L. (James Louis), 1857-1917.
Hopkins, Timothy.
Malone, Dumas, 1892-1986
McClatchy, V. S. (Valentine Stuart), 1857-1938.
Muybridge, Eadweard, 1830-1904.
Palo Alto Stock Farm (Calif.).
Stanford University. Libraries.
Stanford, Leland, 1824-1893.
Stillman, J.D.B. (Jacob Davis Babcock), 1819-1888.
California --History --1849-
Notebooks.
Photoprints

General note

Unpublished guide available.

Collection Contents

 

Papers

 

Stanford-Huntington episode 1890 : clippings, 1888-1890 (bd. vol.)

Box 1, Folder 1

Also includes biographical sketches and obituaries for C. F. Crocker, C. P. Huntington, John Corning, E. C. Fellows, and others

 

Leland Stanford material (bd. vol.)

Box 1, Folder 2

Copies of clippings, 1857-1875, 1902; and copies of documents from the Bancroft Library - reminiscences of Stanford by H. C. Nash, William H. Mills, and Henry Vrooman; Stanford's comments on Bancroft's manuscript; and comments from Charles Crocker

 

Leland Stanford's Addresses and Public Communications (bd. vol.)

Box 2, Folder 1

Clippings, copies of clippings, typescript copies, and some original pamphlets

Box 2, Folder 2

Notebook, 1927-1929; notes on Stanford's life from interviews and research

Box 2, Folder 3

Notebook, 1929 and undated; notes on Stanford's life by years and by subjects

Box 3, Folder 1

Biographical sketch of Jane L. Stanford for the Dictionary of American Biography, 1932

Box 3, Folder 2

Booklet on the new Stanford Library, with section by Clark, 1919

Box 3, Folder 3

Chapter notes

Box 3, Folder 4

Clark, George T., article on, 1928 (Stanford Illustrated Review)

 

Correspondence, 1887, and 1917-1935:

Box 3, Folder 5

George C. Clark on Muybridge research

Box 3, Folder 5

C. C. Crippen on Stanford and horses, with newspaper article

Box 3, Folder 5

Timothy Hopkins on piece of Stanford ephemera

Box 3, Folder 5

R. G. Kraemer re Port Washington research question

Box 3, Folder 5

M. P. Lilienthal with photostat of L. Stanford note (1882)

Box 3, Folder 5

Dumas Malone re JLS biography for DAB

Box 5, Folder 7

Grant L. Stanford re location of Stanford home in Watervliet, NY

Box 3, Folder 5

Talbot H. Wallis (1887) re Clark's appointment as Deputy State Librarian

Box 3, Folder 5

Ray L. Wilbur with note by Frank Shay regarding last letter of Stanford

 

Correspondence regarding DAB biography of Leland Stanford, 1932-1933:

Box 3, Folder 6

Stuart Daggert, Timothy Hopkins, Dumas Malone, George T. Clark

Box 3, Folder 7

Correspondence with V. S. McClatchy, 1924, 1929, re James McClatchy

Box 3, Folder 8

Gillis, J. L., manuscript of Clark's memorial address, n.d.

Box 3, Folder 9

Grant, J. D., The Stanfords, 1938

Box 3, Folder 10

Motion picture tablet on campus, 1929 - program, article, typescript of J. D. Grant's remarks

Box 3, Folder 11

Notes on political history

Box 3, Folder 12

Notes, miscellaneous

Box 3, Folder 13

Photographs and illustrations used in Clark's book

Box 3, Folder 14

Photograph of library staff, 1914 (Frederick E. Brasch, T. L. Smith, Philip D. B. Perham, Lena Rose Neth, Thomas L. Dyer, Charles V. Park, Lillian Hollmann, and Albert Harold Morosco)

Box 3, Folder 15

Politics - contemporary clippings, 1862-1892 [some copied]

Box 3, Folder 16

Railroads - contemporary clippings, 1869-1892 [some copied]

Box 3, Folder 17

Railroad documents: Stewart vs. Huntington, 1886; stock and bond statement for Central Pacific Railroad Company, 1874

Box 3, Folder 18

Stanford - biographical/ historical clippings, 1889-1928

Box 3, Folder 19

Stanford-Bancroft clash, manuscript and typescript article by Clark

Box 3, Folder 20

Stanford-Stillman letters [copies], 1882-1883, re Muybridge

Box 3, Folder 21

Stanford University Library want list, 1920

Box 3, Folder 22

University - clippings, 1887-1893