Guide to the Conrad Family Papers, ca. 1850-1902

Processed by Sara Timby; machine-readable finding aid created by C. Del Anderson
Department of Special Collections
Green Library
Stanford University Libraries
Stanford, CA 94305-6004
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The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Conrad Family Papers, ca. 1850-1902

Collection number: M0343

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University Libraries

Stanford, California

Contact Information

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Green Library
  • Stanford University Libraries
  • Stanford, CA 94305-6004
  • Phone: (650) 725-1022
  • Email: speccoll@sulmail.stanford.edu
  • URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/
Processed by:
Sara Timby
Date Completed:
1984 May
Encoded by:
C. Del Anderson
© 1998 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Conrad Family Papers,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1850-1902
Collection number: Special Collections M0343
Creator: Conrad Family
Extent: .5 linear ft.
Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

None.

Publication Rights

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.

Provenance

Purchased from Martinus Nijhoff, 1903

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item] Conrad Family Papers, M0343, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical Information

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 Waterways.

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.