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Holbrook family photograph albums
MSS.PHOTO.0403  
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Description
Charles C. Holbrook (1830–1926) was a wholesale hardware and mining supply store owner in San Francisco whose Elmwood estate in Atherton is now known as Holbrook-Palmer park. In 1889 the Holbrook family made a grand tour across Europe and the Middle East, and these albums document the trip with hand-captioned albumen prints of various scenes. Most photographs are published and many have printed captions; presumably one could request various images to be assembled as a souvenir. In 1957, a fire at the estate destroyed some volumes; the surviving albums were given to Stanford by Charles' granddaughter Harriet Holbrook Hamilton.
Extent
7 volume(s)
Restrictions
These materials are believed to be in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use of public domain materials.
Availability
Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use.