Guide to the William Knowles Papers

Daniel Hartwig
Stanford University. Libraries. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
October 2010
Copyright © 2015 The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University. All rights reserved.

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Overview

Call Number: SC0839
Creator: Knowles, William.
Creator: Knowles, William.
Title: William Knowles papers
Dates: 1874-1916
Physical Description: 1 Linear feet
Summary: Knowles' papers include his letters to his parents, 1888 and 1893, one of which recounts his track record at Stanford; a few undated compositions; several pencil sketches of Stanford scenes, 1894; his business cards; and a booklet of images of buildings he designed. Family papers include miscellaneous letters, 1907-16 and undated; a book of poetry by his step-father Tom Veitch, 1906; a reference letter for Jean Montgomery Duncan, 1902; baby book for Duncan Knowles (son of William and Jean Duncan Knowles), 1906; scrapbook kept by a Duncan relative largely containing clippings of poems with some items re family members, 1874-1906; and photographs, largely unidentified.
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Green Library
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Email: specialcollections@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 725-1022
URL: http://library.stanford.edu/spc

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

William Knowles Papers (SC0839). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

William Andrew Knowles, Jr., attended Stanford University from 1892 to 1895 and was on the track team. He went on to have a career as an architect in the Bay Area. He married Jean Montgomery Duncan in 1905.

Description of the Collection

Knowles' papers include his letters to his parents, 1888 and 1893, one of which recounts his track record at Stanford; a few undated compositions; several pencil sketches of Stanford scenes, 1894; his business cards; and a booklet of images of buildings he designed. Family papers include miscellaneous letters, 1907-16 and undated; a book of poetry by his step-father Tom Veitch, 1906; a reference letter for Jean Montgomery Duncan, 1902; baby book for Duncan Knowles (son of William and Jean Duncan Knowles), 1906; scrapbook kept by a Duncan relative largely containing clippings of poems with some items re family members, 1874-1906; and photographs, largely unidentified.

Access Terms

Knowles, William.
Stanford University -- General subdivision--Sports.;
Stanford University. Department of Athletics.
Veitch, Tom.
Veitch, Tom.


Collection Contents

 

Papers

Box 1, Folder 1

Letters to his parents 1888-1893

Box 1, Folder 2

Compositions by Knowles

Box 1, Folder 3

Pencil sketches by Knowles 1894

Box 1, Folder 4

Miscellany

Box 1, Folder 5

Family letters, miscellaneous 1907-16 and undated

Box 1, Folder 6

Veitch, Tom, "Out-O'-Door Verses" 1906

Box 1, Folder 7

Reference letter for Jean M. Duncan 1902

Box 1, Folder 8

Baby Book for Duncan Knowles 1906

Box 1, Folder 9

Photo of Duncan Knowles circa 1908

Box 1, Folder 10

Family photos

Box 1, Folder 11

Duncan scrapbook

Box 1, Folder 12

Photos from Duncan scrapbook

Box 2, Folder 1

William Knowles, Architect--booklet of images of buildings by Knowles

Box 2, Folder 2

Oversized family photos