Correspondence, journal, notebooks, drawings, personality studies, and school work of
Leland Jr., and condolences to Senator and Mrs. Stanford regarding the death of their son.
The correspondence and journal relate primarily to family travels in Europe and activities
at home in San Francisco and Palo Alto, to his interests in archeology and collecting, and
to his education. The collection also includes correspondence between Jane Lathrop Stanford
and William T. Ross, one of Leland Jr.'s tutors.
Leland Stanford, Jr., the only child of Senator and Mrs. Leland Stanford, was born in
Sacramento, California on May 14, 1868. His early death in March 1884 just before his
sixteenth birthday inspired the founding of Leland Stanford Junior University in 1885.
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 Archives.