Diaries are written in the form of a daily log and include photographs, menus, passenger lists, ship's newspapers, maps, programs,
trip literature, newspaper articles, and some correspondence. Also included are some case histories of various men he had
known in prison. The travel books concentrate mainly on the local color of the places visited. Those from his 1934 trip through
Russia and Siberia also include information on the government institutions he visited. The collection also includes some medical
articles by Stanley and autobiographical articles.
Leo L. Stanley, born 1886 in Oregon, graduated from Cooper Medical College of Stanford University in 1912. He spent most of
his life as Chief Physician and Surgeon at the California State Prison at San Quentin. He did take time out to travel, however,
usually as the ship's doctor on large luxury cruises.
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