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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: Holbrook family photograph albums
    Creator: Holbrook family
    Identifier/Call Number: MSS.PHOTO.0403
    Identifier/Call Number: 3303
    Physical Description: 7 volume(s)
    Date (inclusive): 1889

    Scope and Contents

    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.

    Related Materials

    See also Mary Holbrook letter to Mrs. Stanford April 26, 1895: https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/cy572ts9856

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use.

    Conditions Governing Use

    These materials are believed to be in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use of public domain materials.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Harriet Holbrook Hamilton, 1979.

    Preferred Citation

    [identification of item], Holbrook family photograph albums (MSS PHOTO 0403). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Photograph albums