Guide to the Fernando Sanford Papers

Daniel Hartwig
Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
October 2010
Copyright © 2011 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

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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household expenses, books, cash accounts, and other matters, 1885-1891; undated typescript of several chapters from an unpublished book "Three Centuries of Magic"; correspondence including a letter of introduction for Perry T. Tompkins, 1894, two letters to Will H. Gardner, 1939, in which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.


Collection Contents

Box 1

Papers