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Guide to the Leland Stanford, Jr., Collection
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Series 1 Leland Stanford, Jr. papers 1870-1884

Box 1, Folder 1

Outgoing correspondence, 1879-1883

 

to J. T. Wilson, wants small boiler for stationary engine n.d.

 

to Mr. Wilson re railroad car, laying track 1879 June 19

 

to Harry Farrington, Jr., re railroad on Palo Alto estate 1879 June 20

 

to Wilson Taylor ("Friend Wilsy") re snow ball fights with Wellington on Sierra Nevada trip 1879 Oct. 21

 

to Wilse re "Kearny is raising the Dickens out West," bicycling in Albany, NY, visit to "penitentiary" [1880] Feb. 29

 

to Friend "Wiltsy" re Albany bicycle club, dog "Cootsey" 1880 Mar. 30

 

to Leland Stanford re Berlin, "Dom Cathedral," royalty, Markat painting 1880 Nov. 8

 

(Nice, France) to Leland Stanford re silk factory in Lyons, making velvet 1880 Dec. 19

Box 1, Folder 2

Outgoing correspondence, 1881-1882

 

to Leland Stanford re Rome sightseeing 1881 Mar. 13

 

to Mrs. Dyer Lathrop re Rome, King's birthday, audience with Pope (with cover) 1881 Mar. 14

 

Leland Stanford re visit to Pompeii, excavations there, going to Vesuvius tomorrow 1881 Mar. 19 to

 

(Frankfurt) to Aunt Kate re autumn military maneuvers in Homburg [1881] Sept. 28

 

to Joey Stanford re prescription for paint for engine, photo (with cover) 1882 Nov. 9

 

to Friend Wilsie re mechanical troubles on RR trip to San Diego 1882 Nov. 10

 

to Friend Wilsie re New York theater, Timothy Hopkins wedding, please check on puppies and horses 1882 Dec. 5

Box 1, Folder 3

Outgoing correspondence, 1883 Jan. - June

 

to Wilsey wants news of puppies, sick with a cold, troubles with horses and carriages in New York City ALS, (mss copy and typescript copy) 1883 Jan. 16

 

to "Joe" [Josiah Winslow Stanford ?] re steam boat and steam engines, with sketches 1883 Jan. 23

 

(New York) to Wilsie re Union League Club fire 1883 Feb. 15

 

to Wilsie re his London address 1883 May 24

 

to Aunt Kate re R. M. S. "Germanie" voyage, Leland and Jane Stanford ill, wants news of his dog Toots 1883 June 2

 

to Miss Hull re London, Jane and Leland Stanford ill, have had only one row 1883 June 15

 

to Wilsie re London sightseeing 1883 June 25

Box 1, Folder 4

Outgoing correspondence, 1883 July - Aug. 16

 

to Aunt Kate re bicycles, future machine shop at home, London sightseeing 1883 July 2

 

to Uncle Ariel asking to have his things looked after 1883 July 9

 

(Paris) to Aunt Kate re Jane Stanford's illness 1883 Aug. 2

 

(Le Havre) to Leland Stanford re life in their hotel, taking German lessons 1883 Aug. 9

 

(Le Havre) to Leland Stanford re drunk coachman fell of the box, hired his own phaeton and horse, lessons 1883 Aug. 15

 

(Le Havre) to Leland Stanford re Jane Stanford's health, Miss Hart here to keep her company 1883 Aug. 16

Box 1, Folder 5

Outgoing correspondence 1883 Aug. 19-31

 

(Le Havre) to Leland Stanford re Jane Stanford better, he's still swimming 1883 Aug. 19

 

(Le Havre) to Leland Stanford re Jane Stanford's health, leaving next week 1883 Aug. 21

 

(Le Havre) to Leland Stanford re Jane Stanford improving, he goes 5 miles to get her milk from local farm 1883 Aug. 22

 

(Le Havre) to Leland Stanford re Jane Stanford's birthday, weather hot 1883 Aug. 25

 

(Le Havre) to Leland Stanford re Jane Stanford's health, Dr. stopped the mercury treatments 1883 Aug. 28

 

(Le Havre) to Leland Stanford re delayed leaving to visit with Tillotsons 1883 Aug. 31

Box 1, Folder 6

Outgoing correspondence 1883 Sept. 2 - 9

 

(Paris) to Leland Stanford re arrived in Paris, went to Hippodrome, attended fete for the poor in Tuilleries 1883 Sept. 2

 

(Paris) to Miss Hull re getting along moderately in his lessons, dog Toots in California has become a vagabond, Jane Stanford enjoyed her birthday card 1883 Sept. 2

 

(Paris) to Leland Stanford re he and Jane attending theater last night 1883 Sept. 4

 

(Paris) to Leland Stanford re thinks Jane would recover better in Palo Alto, taking German and gymnastic lessons 1883 Sept. 7

 

to Leland Stanford re taking drive in "Bois" and going to theater, would like to go to Homburg 1883 Sept. 9 (Paris)

Box 1, Folder 7

Outgoing correspondence, 1883 Sept. 12 - 1884

 

(Paris) to Leland Stanford re buying things for museum 1883 Sept. 12

 

(Paris) to Leland Stanford re Jane Stanford's health worse, couldn't do proposed trip to Constantinople 1883 Sept. 14

 

(Paris) to Uncle Ariel re trip to Bordeaux to see Wine Making at Chateau La Fette, glad to hear of success of horses 1883 Oct. 17

 

(Vienna) to Aunt Kate re cities and sights so far, not all the houses were put on map of the farm, to dine with Mr. Taft the American Minister 1883 Dec. 25

 

(Naples) to Miss Hull re Christmas in Vienna, crossing Danube on ice, Constantinople meeting with Sultan's Aide-de-camp, met Schliemann in Athens 1884 Feb. 11

Box 1, Folder 8

Incoming correspondence, 1870-1883

 

L. B. di Cesnola to Sir Philip Cunliffe Owens introducing Leland Stanford Jr., 1883 Sept. 22

 

Lizzie Hull re her activities in Chicago, his arguments with Mr. Nash, 1883 July 4

 

Wm. Sherman re acquiring C. P. medal, 1870 May 10

 

Leland Stanford re meeting in Homburg, his health, 1883 Aug. 21

Physical Description: [photocopy; original in SC33a]
 

Leland Stanford re his health, 1883 Aug. 30

Physical Description: [photocopy; original in SC33a]
 

Leland Stanford re bad weather in Homburg, soon they will all be heading home to Palo Alto, 1883 Sept. 9

Physical Description: [photocopy; original in SC33a]
 

Wilson G. Taylor, birthday card, 1882 May 12

 

Wilson G. Taylor re Leland's dogs and horse, likes his dog cart, snow storm in San Francisco, 1883 Jan. 25

 

Wilson G. Taylor re Leland's dog sick, art school, 1883 Oct. 16

 

Wilson G. Taylor re snow, being in art school and his plans to study in Europe, n.d.

 

Woodbury & Haley re Leland Jr. and Mr. Nash attending Heald's Business College, 1882 June 22

 

Frank [?] re leaving business for college, hopes to hear from him soon, Mar. 30 [1882?]

Box 1, Folder 9

Workbook, German lessons, French lessons, doodling, stamps, description of Colosseum, Pompeii, handwriting practice ca. 1880-81:

Box 1, Folder 10

Cash accounts, 1881 July 27 to Oct. 19

Box 1, Folder 11

Logbook from European trip 1881 April 17 - Aug. 10;

Scope and Content Note

Entries include remarks on way of life, arrival of Mr. Nash (new teacher), father sitting for Meissonnier, assassination of President Garfield. Handwriting varies, some entries possibly written by Nash.
Box 1, Folder 12

Workbook German lessons (mostly blank) 1883:

Box 1, Folder 13

Miscellaneous notes

Box 1, Folder 14

Birth certificate (notarized statement re date and time of his birth dated July 12, 1898)

Box 1, Folder 15

Fowler, O. S. "Phrenological Character of Master Stanford," Dec. 29, 1871

Box 1, Folder 16

Stanton, Mary Olmsted, Scientific Physiognomist, "Delineation of the Character of Leland Stanford, Jr., From a Photo-portrait taken at the age of 14 yrs. & 10 mos.," n.d.

Box 1, Folder 17

Clipping re Leland's Christmas reception held in San Francisco, 1877

Box 1, Folder 18

Memorabilia: invitation and dance card from 1877 party; blank greeting card (?), nd.

Box 1, Folder 19

Memorabilia: calling card for Leland D. Stanford

Box 1, Folder 20

Memorabilia: tourist guide to Edinburgh, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 21

Memorabilia: cards with pictures of ships

Box 1, Folder 22

Memorabilia: fragment of printed Latin map of Italy and ms. note (indecipherable) [apparently found in his bureau drawer]

Box 2, Folder 1

Practice account books (Albany Business College), 1881

Box 2, Folder 2

Practice account books (Albany Business College), n.d.

Box 2, Folder 3

Practice account books kept by Herbert Nash (Albany Business College), 1881

Box 2, Folder 4

Drawings of ships (4 items)

Box 2, Folder 5

Drawings of ships (5 items)

Box 2, Folder 6

Drawings of ships (5 items)

Box 2, Folder 7

Drawings of ships (5 items)

Box 2, Folder 8

Drawings of ships (5 items)

Box 2, Folder 9

Drawings of ships (5 items)

Box 2, Folder 10

Drawings, miscellaneous (5 items)

Box 2, Folder 11

Drawings, colored (5 items)

Box 3, Folder 3

Memorabilia: mat made by Leland Stanford, Jr.

Box 3, Folder 4

Memorabilia: party favor (?)

 

Series 2 Biographical and other papers 1884-1999

Box 1, Folder 23

Clipping re Leland Jr.'s memorial services in California, 1884

Box 1, Folder 24

Memorials:

 

Cook, Mrs. Fannie Bruce, "In Memoriam"

 

Girls' High School, San Francisco, "Poem in Memory of Leland Stanford"

 

Irwin, Will H., "The Picture in the Library," from Sequoia, Sept. 18, 1896

 

Newcomer, Prof. A. G., "Memorial Ode," in Sequoia, April 5, 1894

Box 1, Folder 25

Memorials:

 

Schuck, Oscar T., "Lines Written in Memory of Leland, Only Child of Ex-Governor and Mrs. Leland Stanford"

 

Smith, Augustine J., "A Picture and a Reflection," originally published in National View, Washington, DC, July 15, 1893

 

Zimmerman, William, "In Memoriam," with cover letter to Mrs. Stanford, 1885 Mar. 6, 1885

 

Anonymous, "Thoughts on the Death of a Gifted Son"

Box 1, Folder 26

Memorial tablet in Florence, Italy: typed consular report on unveiling of the tablet on the building where he died, with two photographs; and advertisement from Grand Hotel, 1930, 1999

Box 1, Folder 27

Leland Stanford, Jr. Museum: booklet and original captions for items displayed (some in Jane L. Stanford's hand) 1886

Box 1, Folder 28

Biographical materials: articles and clippings on his toys; genealogical essay; and "The Boy Who Built a College," from Wide Awake, Vol. 34, January 1892

Box 2, Folder 12

Memorials (manuscripts and typescripts)

Box 2, Folder 13

Notes re Stanford mausoleum, and Leland Stanford Jr., monument, 1936, 1951

Box 2, Folder 14

Correspondence, biographical:

 

Livingston, Louis to Stanford University, re selling pewter soldiers to Leland Jr., and Ray Lyman Wilbur's response, Apr. 25, 1943 Apr. 27, 1943

 

Postcard of a library with note on verso to Mrs. Stanford re placing Leland Stanford Jr. memorial tablet

Box 2, Folder 15

William T. Ross: telegrams and letter from Mrs. Stanford, 1882

Box 2, Folder 16

William T. Ross: programs and broadsides listing Ross as a speaker, 1868-1877 and n.d.

Box 2, Folder 17

William T. Ross: scrapbook of clippings, mostly poetry

Box 2, Folder 18

William T. Ross: miscellaneous papers

Box 2, Folder 19

William T. Ross: miscellaneous correspondence, 1862-1951

Box 3, Folder 1

Becca Samson, [memorial poem], Dec. 31, 1884

Physical Description: [mss with illuminated "S"]
Box 3, Folder 2

John F. McDonald, "To the Memory of Leland Stanford, Jr." 1884

Physical Description: [printed on cloth]
Box 3

Multiple copies of program from memorial service at Grace Church, Nov. 30, 1884

Box 4 os

Ada V. Getchell, "Thoughts Suggest by the Early Death and the Beneficent Influences of the Brief Life of Leland Stanford Jr.," 1885

Physical Description: hand calligraphy and illustrations
Box 4 os

Letter to Jane L. Stanford from Ada V. Getchell, 1886

 

Series 3 Condolence letters and poems sent to Leland and Jane Stanford on the death of Leland Stanford, Jr., 1884-1885

Box 5, Folder 1

Cesnola, L. P. di

Box 5, Folder 2

Cooper, Sarah

Box 5, Folder 3

Lathrop surname (includes Annie Lathrop, Ariel Lathrop, Jeannie Lathrop, and Libbie Lathrop)

Box 5, Folder 4

Smith, N. T.

Box 5, Folder 5

Stanford surname (includes Elijah and Louisa Stanford, Helen Stanford, and Thomas Welton Stanford)

Box 5, Folder 6

A

Box 5, Folder 7

Ba-Be

Box 5, Folder 8

Bi-Bu

Box 5, Folder 9

C

Box 5, Folder 10

D

Box 5, Folder 11

E-F

Box 5, Folder 12

G

Box 5, Folder 13

H

Box 5, Folder 14

J

Box 5, Folder 15

K-L

Box 5, Folder 16

M

Box 5, Folder 17

O-P

Box 5, Folder 18

R

Box 5, Folder 19

Sa-Sl

Box 5, Folder 20

Sm-Su

Box 5, Folder 21

T-V

Box 5, Folder 22

W-Y

Box 5, Folder 23

Family members (no last name)

Box 5, Folder 24

Anonymous

Box 5, Folder 25

Incomplete signature

Box 5, Folder 26

Illegible signature

Box 5, Folder 27

Fragment

Box 5, Folder 28

Letter from Lucy to her father describing memorial cross of flowers in Grace Church, San Francisco

Box 5, Folder 29

Poems

Box 5, Folder 30

Old index to letters (incomplete)