Class notes, exams, essays, and creative writing assignments from English classes at Stanford University, 1906-07; several
of the creative writing assignments pertain to Japan, where she taught before attending Stanford University; and notes and
exam from a philosophy course with William James, 1906. Collection also includes a copy of NOT INCLUDED IN A SHEEPSKIN: STANFORD
STORIES (1907), which she co-authored with Esther Stevens and Laura Wells.
Davida ("Vida") Catherine French was born in 1880 in San Francisco, the daughter of Dr. Hayes Clifton French, one of San Francisco's
first opthalmologists. After graduation from Lowell High School in San Francisco, she attended Mills College in Oakland. She
transferred from Mills to Stanford, graduating in 1908 from Stanford with an A.B. in history.
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