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Guide to the Davida Catherine French Papers
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  • Overview
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical Sketch
  • Description of the Collection
  • Access Terms

  • Overview

    Call Number: SC0201
    Creator: French, Davida Catherine.
    Title: Davida Catherine French papers
    Dates: 1906-1974
    Bulk Dates: 1906-1907
    Physical Description: 0.5 linear foot
    Summary: 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.
    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

    Davida Catherine French Papers (SC0201). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biographical/Historical Sketch

    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.
    Prior to her graduation form Stanford, Ms. French spent some time in Japan, where she taught Latin and Greek in the Japanese school system. While in the Orient, Ms. French met Charles William Ure, a Scotsman engaged in business in Shanghai; they were married in London in 1913. After Mr. Ure's death in Shanghai in 1923, Mrs. Ure returned to England. For many years, she alternated residences between Malaga, Spain, Tunbridge Wells, England, and Palo Alto.
    While at Stanford, Mrs. Ure had been a member of the Cap and Gown scholastic honor society and a member of Alpha Phi sorority. She was also a member of the Palo Alto Women's Club and the American Association of University Women.
    Mrs. Ure died in Palo Alto in 1974 at the age of 94. In her will, Mrs. Ure established a medical scholarship at Stanford in her father's name.

    Description of the Collection

    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.

    Access Terms

    French, Davida Catherine.
    James, William, 1842-1910.
    Stanford University--Students.
    Stanford University. Dept. of English.
    Stevens, Esther.
    Wells, Laura.
    English literature.
    Japan in literature.