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Guide to the Fernando Sanford Papers
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  • Overview
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical Sketch
  • Description of the Collection
  • Access Terms

  • Overview

    Call Number: SC0940
    Creator: Sanford, Fernando.
    Title: Fernando Sanford papers
    Dates: 1885-1967
    Bulk Dates: 1885-1939
    Physical Description: 0.5 linear foot
    Summary: Collection includes 6 account books with entries for investments, household expenses, books, cash accounts, and other matters, 1885-1891; undated typescript of several chapters from an unpublished book "Three Centuries of Magic"; correspondence including a letter of introduction for Perry T. Tompkins, 1894, two letters to Will H. Gardner, 1939, in which Sanford recounts his career, and correspondence accompanying gift of above letters, 1967; commencement program for Palo Alto High School, 1902; and unsigned manuscript notes by speaker at Sanford's memorial service, 1948.
    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

    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

    Fernando Sanford Papers (SC0940). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biographical/Historical Sketch

    Sanford taught physics at Stanford University from its inception in 1891 until his retirement in 1919. He earned his B.S. at Carthage College in 1879; after several years of teaching in Illinois, he went to Germany to study with physicist Von Helmholtz. He was professor at Lake Forest University prior to his arrival at Stanford.

    Description of the Collection

    Collection includes 6 account books with entries for investments, household expenses, books, cash accounts, and other matters, 1885-1891; undated typescript of several chapters from an unpublished book "Three Centuries of Magic"; correspondence including a letter of introduction for Perry T. Tompkins, 1894, two letters to Will H. Gardner, 1939, in which Sanford recounts his career, and correspondence accompanying gift of above letters, 1967; commencement program for Palo Alto High School, 1902; and unsigned manuscript notes by speaker at Sanford's memorial service, 1948.

    Access Terms

    Sanford, Fernando.
    Stanford University--Faculty.
    Account books.
    Magic --History.