Scope and Content
Call Number: SC0033D
Title: Stanford Family papers
10 Linear feet
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives.
Stanford University Libraries.
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305
Phone: (650) 725-1022
Gift of Jane Lathrop Stanford, Thomas Welton Stanford, David Starr Jordan, Helen Stanford Canfield, David H. Canfield, and
others; also includes purchases.
Information about Access
Ownership & Copyright
Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain
permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections and University
[Identification of item], Stanford Family Papers (SC0033D). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford
University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.
The Stanford brothers were born in the township of Watervliet in upstate New York, the sons of Josiah and Elizabeth Stanford.
Each of the brothers eventually went west to make his fortune. Josiah and Leland Stanford remained in California and became
successful businessmen, and Thomas Welton Stanford continued on to a successful career in Australia.
Scope and Content
The Stanford family papers include letters, telegrams, newsclippings, photographs and photograph albums, genealogical notes,
legal and financial papers, pamphlets, and printed materials of Josiah Stanford (1817-1890) and his wife Helen Allyne Barker
Stanford (1831-1909), Josiah Winslow Stanford (1864-1937) and his wife Alice Herrick Stanford (1858-1940), Charles Stanford
(1819-1885), Asa Philips Stanford (1821-1903), DeWitt Clinton Stanford (1826-1864), Thomas Welton Stanford (1832-1918), Welton
Stanford (1849-1922), and Welton Stanford, Jr (1878-1947). The Thomas Welton Stanford series includes correspondence, photographs,
transcripts of his Psychic Investigation Circle of Melbourne, Australia (10 volumes) and the "HARBINGER OF LIGHT" magazine
(1906-1917). The collection also includes records of Warm Springs Ranch and the Warm Springs Hotel near San Jose, California.