Guide to the Leo L. Stanley Diaries

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Stanford, California
2008
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Overview

Call Number: SC0070
Creator: Stanley, Leo L. (Leo Leonidas), b. 1886
Creator: Stanley, Leo L.,, 1886-
Title: Leo L. Stanley diaries
Dates: 1918-1968
Physical Description: 6 Linear feet
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

Provenance

Gift of Dr. Leo L. Stanley.

Information about Access

Collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least 24 hours in advance of intended use.

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.

Cite As

[Identification of item], Leo L. Stanley diaries, SC 070. Stanford University Archives, Stanford, Calif.

Biography

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.

Scope and Content of Collection

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.

Access Terms

Stanford Alumni Association
Stanley, Leo L.,, 1886-
East Asia.
France--Description and travel.
Germany--Description and travel.
Mexico--Description and travel.
South America--Description and travel.
Soviet Union--Description and travel.
United States--Description and travel.


Collection Contents

Box 1

"The Sixth Voyage of the Sachem" July 8 - Aug. 1, 1918

Scope and Content Note

Round trip cruise from San Francisco to Honolulu, on which Dr. Stanley is ship's surgeon.
Box 1

"To Ellis Island and Back" Sept. 1920

Scope and Content Note

Round trip by railroad from San Francisco to Ellis Island, NY. Dr. Stanley serves as physician for undesirable aliens, either criminal, insane, or guilty of illegal entry into the United States, who are being brought by train to New York to be deported to their native countries.
Box 1

"Trot, Trot, Trot to Boston" May 21-Apr 11, 1921

Scope and Content Note

Dr. Stanley serves as physician for undesirable aliens, either criminal, insane, or guilty of illegal entry into the United States, who are being brought by train to New York to be deported to their native countries. This volume includes an extra trip to Boston.
Box 1

"Five Weeks Leave" 1922

Scope and Content Note

Deportation train, San Francisco to New York. Dr. Stanley then attended meeting of the association for the Study of Internal Secretions in St. Louis.
 

South American Cruise 1928

Scope and Content Note

Dr. Stanley was the ship's doctor on the S.S. City of Los Angeles cruise around South America.
Box 1

(South American Cruise I) Oct. 4-24, 1928

Scope and Content Note

Preparation for voyage; departure; itinerary includes Callao and Lima, Peru; Valparaiso and Santiago, Chile.
Box 1

(South American Cruise II) Oct. 25 - Nov. 10, 1928

Scope and Content Note

Itinerary includes Straits of Magellan; Punta Arenas; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Montevideo, Uruguay; Santos and Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Box 1

(South American Cruise III) Nov. 11 - Dec. 6, 1928

Scope and Content Note

Itinerary includes Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Port of Spain, Trinidad, BWI; La Guayra and Caracas, Venezuela; Panama Canal Zone; Salvador; Guatemala; Mazetlan, Mexico.
 

All Pacific Cruise 1929

Scope and Content Note

Dr. Stanley was the ship's doctor on the S.S. Malolo.
Box 1

Japan (v. I) Jan. 14-Oct. 3, 1929

Scope and Content Note

This volume covers his departure.
Box 1

Japan (v. II), Oct. 4-12, 1929

Scope and Content Note

Itinerary includes Yokohama, Tokyo, Kobe, Nara, Miyajima.
Box 1

China (v. III), Oct. 14-22, 1929

Scope and Content Note

Itinerary includes Chinwangtao, Peiping, Great Wall, Shanghaikuan.
Box 1

Hong Kong, Manila, Saigon (v. IV), Oct. 23 - Nov. 2, 1929

Scope and Content Note

Itinerary includes Hong Kong, Kowloon, Canton, Manila, Saigon.
Box 2

Siam, Singapore, Java (v. V), Nov. 3-11, 1929

Scope and Content Note

Itinerary includes Bangkok; Singapore; Jahore; Batavia, Java; Buitenzorg, Java; Tanjong Priok.
Box 2

Australia (v. VI), Nov. 12-28, 1929

Scope and Content Note

Itinerary includes Rottnest Island, Fremantle, Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, Katoomba.
Box 2

New Zealand, Fijis, Samoa, Hawaii (v. VII), Nov. 29-Dec. 15, 1929

Scope and Content Note

Itinerary includes Auckland; Suva, Fijis; Pago Pago, Samoa; Honolulu and Hilo, Hawaii.
 

North Cape Russia Cruise 1931

Scope and Content Note

Dr. Stanley was a passenger on the S. S. Carinthia.
Box 2

North Cape Russia Cruise (v. I), June 26-July 8, 1931

Scope and Content Note

Covers his arrival in New York by train and stop at Reykjavik, Iceland.
Box 2

North Cape Russia Cruise (v. II), July 9-18, 1931

Scope and Content Note

Itinerary includes Hammerfest, Lyngen,Trondhjem, and Bergen in Norway.
Box 2

North Cape Russia Cruise (v. III), July 19-Aug. 1, 1931

Scope and Content Note

Itinerary includes Oslo, Visby, Gottland, Stockholm. At Stockholm, Doctor Stanley discontinued the cruise and stayed in Stockholm with a sick passenger, his friend, Mrs. Aubrey Montgomery, known as 'Lady Bob," whom he had known on other cruises. This volume also contains her will. Returns via the Suecia and the S. S. Mauretania to New York, then by train to San Francisco.
 

Around the World 1934

Scope and Content Note

On this trip Dr. Stanley served as physician for deportees on a train from San Francisco to New York, continuing as a passenger to Russia to study hospitals and prisons there. Included are photographs of and comments on the institutions he visited.
Box 2

Across America (v. I), Apr. 20-May 8, 1934

Scope and Content Note

San Francisco to New York on deportation train; from New York on the President Roosevelt, bound for le Havre.
Box 2

France, Germany (v. II), May 9-18, 1934

Scope and Content Note

Itinerary includes Berlin and Potsdam; airplane from Berlin to Leningrad.
Box 3

Russia/Siberia (v. III), May 19-30, 1934

Scope and Content Note

Leningrad and Moscow. Dr. Stanley visits and describes a penal colony outside Moscow and a childcare center in Leningrad for working mothers, also a clinic for working mothers. The penal colony is an experimental commune for prisoners selected from other penitentiaries. Train across Siberia to Vologda, Omsk, Zima, Baikal; visits hospitals and prisons. Also includes excerpts from the "Guide Book to the Soviet Union."
Box 3

Manchoukuo (v. IV), May 31-June 3, 1934

Scope and Content Note

Chinese Eastern Railway to Tsitsihar, Anda, Harbin, Hsinking, Mukden in Manchuria and Shanhaikuan in China.

Note

[There is no volume 22.]
Box 3

China (v. V), June 4-8, 1934

Scope and Content Note

Itinerary includes Peiping, Tientsin, Nanking, Shanghai. Boards the M.S. Chichibu Maru.
Box 3

Japan, Hawaii (v. VI), June 9-22, 1934

Scope and Content Note

On M.S. Chichibu Maru; itinerary includes Kobe, Kyoto, Yokohama, Pearl Harbor, San Francisco. Visits Oahu Prison and Palama Settlement in Hawaii.
 

Mediterranean Cruise 1935

Scope and Content Note

Dr. Stanley serves as physician on a deportation train to New York, then goes as a passenger to the Mediterranean on the S. S. Statendam.
Box 3

Mediterranean Cruise (v. I), Jan. 28-Feb. 16, 1935

Scope and Content Note

Chapters 1-5. Deportation train leaves San Francisco for New York. Includes case histories of passengers. Itinerary includes Los Angeles, Yuma, El Paso, San Antonia, Houston.
Chapters 6-13. S. S. Statendam leaves NY. Contains letter and poem from a prisoner at San Quentin, the famous J. P. "Bluebeard" Watson, who murdered 15 women. Itinerary includes on the Atlantic, at sea, Funchal, Madeira, Gibraltar, La Linea.
Box 3

Mediterranean Cruise (v. II), Feb. 17-26, 1935

Scope and Content Note

Chapters 14-21. Itinerary includes Cadiz - Seville, Tangier - Malaga, Algiers, Palma, Mallorca, Cannes, Malta, coast and ancient Apollonia viewed from Statendam.
Box 3

Mediterranean Cruise (v. III), Feb. 27-Mar. 8, 1935

Scope and Content Note

Chapters 22-31. Itinerary includes Egypt, Holy Land, Jerusalem, Beirut, Syria.
Box 3

Mediterranean Cruise (v. IV), Mar. 9 - 17, 1935

Scope and Content Note

Chapters 32-40. Itinerary includes Rhodes, Dardanelles, Istanbul, Bosporus, Black Sea, Athens, Corfu, Jugoslavia, Venice.
Box 3

Mediterranean Cruise (v. V), Mar. 19-29, 1935

Scope and Content Note

Chapters 41-47. Itinerary includes Sicily, Messina, Taormina, Naples, Pompei, Mt. Vesuvius, Island of Elba, Monte Carlo, Monaco, The Riviera, Nice; and in Holland, Rotterdam, Delft, The Hague, Aalsmeer, Amsterdam, Edam, Volendam, Zuyder Zee, Utrech.
 

Around the World on a Dollar 1936

Scope and Content Note

Dr. Stanley was ship's doctor on the S. S. President Harrison of the Dollar Steamship Lines.
Box 4

Around the World on a Dollar (v. I), Oct. 8 - Nov. 8, 1936

Scope and Content Note

Summary of previous trips. Preparation and departure. Honolulu, Kobe, Shanghai, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
Box 4

Around the World on a Dollar (v. II), Nov. 9-29, 1936

Scope and Content Note

Itinerary includes Manila, Singapore, Island of Penang, Ceylon, Bombay.
Box 4

Around the World on a Dollar (v. III), Dec. 5, 1936-Jan. 12, 1937

Scope and Content Note

Itinerary includes Red Sea, Gulf of Suez, Cairo, Alexandria (by train), Naples, Genoa, Marseilles, Gibraltar, New York. Travel to Flint, Michigan by train, San Francisco by car.
 

Mixing in Mexico 1937

Scope and Content Note

Dr. Stanley took a train trip to Guadalajara for the meeting of Pacific Association of Railway Surgeons, October 8-9, 1937, and then a pack trip into the countryside.
Box 4

Mixing in Mexico (v. I), June - Oct. 11, 1937

Scope and Content Note

Diary includes correspondence regarding the meeting and covers the train to Guadalajara and pack trip to Juanacatlan, San Juan.
Box 4

Mixing in Mexico (v. II), Oct. 12-19, 1937

Scope and Content Note

Itinerary includes Jocotpec, San Luis Soyatlan, Tuscueca, Chapala, Tepic, Culiacan, Nogales, and back.
 

American President Lines Cruises 1959-1963

Scope and Content Note

Volumes 35-1 through 36-2 are paperbound travel logs of cruises to the Orient on the American President Lines on which Dr. Stanley served as ship's doctor. In almost all of these cruises, the itinerary was: San Francisco, Honolulu, Yokohama, Hong Kong, Manila, Hong Kong, Kobe, Yokohama and/or Kowloon, Honolulu, San Francisco.
Box 5

S. S. President Wilson, April 5 - May 19, 1959

Box 5

S. S. President Wilson, Sept. 4 -Nov. 15, 1959

Box 5

S. S. President Hoover, Nov. 7 -Dec. 19, 1961

Box 5

S. S. President Wilson, Apr. 24 -June 3, 1961

Box 5

S. S. President Hoover, June 15 -July 29, 1961

Box 5

S. S. President Hoover (includes a stop in Okinawa), Aug. 29 - Oct. 9, 1962

Box 5

S. S. President Cleveland, Oct. 28 - Dec. 1962

Box 6

S. S. President Cleveland, May - June, 1963

Box 6

S. S. President Roosevelt, Oct. 1 - Nov. 11, 1963

 

Miscellaneous Diaries 1920-1965

Box 6

Medical Articles by Stanley, 1920-1930

Box 6

Medical Articles by Stanley, 1930-1940

Box 6

Miscellaneous articles by Stanley from The Centaur, 1941-1960

Box 6

Newspaper articles by Stanley in the San Miguel Banner, Sept. - Oct. 1965

Box 6

Maps, correspondence, ship paraphernalia, and newspaper articles about and/or by Stanley