Scope and Content
Title: Conrad Family Papers,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1850-1902
Collection number: Special Collections M0343
.5 linear ft.
Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
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Purchased from Martinus Nijhoff, 1903
[Identification of item] Conrad Family Papers, M0343, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford,
J.F.W. Conrad, 1825-1902, built on an inherited collection a fine library of books, map, and photographs concerning European
waterways. He was a third generation official (Inspector) in the Dutch Waterways Department ("Rykswaterstaat") in the late
19th century. His grandfather, Frederik Willem Conrad, 1769-1808, had been Inspector General of the Waterways; Frederik Willem's
Threee sons were likewise employed in the Engineers Corps: Jan Willem, 1795-1853 (J.F.W. Conrad's Father), and Martin Hendrik,
1798-1854, both reaching the position of Senior Engineer; Frederik Willem, son, 1800-1869, becoming Senior Inspector of the
Scope and Content
The papers include an eight-volume manuscript history of Dutch waterworks, 860-1837, written by Frederik Willem son (1800-1869),
together with a two-volume manuscript index written by Frederik Willem's nephew, J.F.W. Conrad, listing the contents of his
Waterways Library - a collection of books an maps purchased by Stanford in 1903 from Martinus Nijhoff, The Hague. Also included
in the papers is Nijhoff's list of additional and missing material (i.e. exceptions to the two-volume index) at the time of
the shipment of the Library to Stanford.