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Guide to the Leland Stanford, Jr., Collection
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  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
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  • Access Terms

  • Overview

    Call Number: SC0033C
    Creator: Stanford, Leland, 1868-1884.
    Title: Leland Stanford, Jr., collection
    Dates: 1870-1999
    Physical Description: 2.5 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


    Custodial History

    Gifts 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 Archives.

    Cite As

    [Identification of item], Leland Stanford, Jr., Collection (SC0033C). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.


    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.

    Scope and Content

    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.

    Access Terms

    Burdette, Robert Jones.
    Cesnola, Luigi Parma di, 1832-1904.
    Ross, William T.,, 1942-
    Stanford, Jane Lathrop, 1828-1905.
    Stanford, Leland, 1824-1893.
    Stanford, Leland, 1868-1884.
    United States--Pictorial works.--History--Civil War, 1861-1865