Guide to the Leland Stanford Collection SC0512

compiled by Stanford University Archvies staff
Department of Special Collections and University Archives
February 2011
Green Library
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford 94305-6064


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Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Title: Leland Stanford collection
creator: Stanford University
Identifier/Call Number: SC0512
Physical Description: 4.5 Linear Feet (11 boxes)
Date (inclusive): 1869-1975
Abstract: The collection contains primary and secondary sources pertaining to the life of Leland Stanford and the history of Stanford University's founding. Includes clippings, correspondence, articles, pamphlets, speeches, scripts, reports, memorabilia, and copies or facsimiles of historical documents.

Biographical / Historical

Leland Stanford was born March 9, 1824 in Waltervliet Township, New York. He was admitted to the practice of law in 1848 and married Jane Lathrop in 1850. In 1852 Stanford moved to California where he first worked as a storekeeper in Mother Lode mining camps and later became a successful Sacramento businessman. Stanford was a leader in organizing the Republican party in California and was elected governor in 1861 at the age of 37. Early in the 1860s Stanford joined with three other Sacramento merchants--Charles Crocker, Mark Hopkins, and Collis P. Huntington--in the building of the Central Pacific Railroad. In 1884, Leland and Jane founded Leland Stanford Jr. University in memory of their son. Stanford died June 21, 1893 during his second term as United States Senator.

Related Materials

For materials created by Leland Stanford, see Stanford University Archives collection number SC0033A (Leland Stanford Papers).

Acquisition Information

The materials in this collection were separated from the old Leland Stanford Papers (now collection number SC0033A) when the collection was reprocessed in 1996.

Information about Access

This collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least 48 hours in advance of intended use.

Ownership & Copyright

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Cite As

[Identification of item], Leland Stanford collection (SC0512). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Description of the Collection

This collection contains primary and secondary sources pertaining to the life of Leland Stanford and the history of Stanford University's founding. Included are clippings, correspondence, articles, pamphlets, speeches, scripts, reports, memorabilia, and copies or facsimiles of historical documents. In addition to the business and political career of Leland Stanford, subjects include his ideas on education, the naming of Palo Alto, Stanford family genealogy, railroad history (especially the completion of the transcontinental railroad), Thomas Hill and his painting "Driving the Last Spike," Eadweard Muybridge and the invention of motion pictures, Stanford's residences in Sacramento and San Francisco, Vina Ranch, and Warm Springs Ranch.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Gold Spike.
Leland Stanford House (Sacramento, Calif.)
Palo Alto (Calif.)
Warm Springs Ranch (Calif.).
Vina Ranch (Calif.)
Clark, George A. (George Archibald)
Lampson, Robin
Kimball, Sarah Louise
Hill, Thomas A.
Jordan, David Starr
Scibird, Ruth.
Myrick, David F.
Central Pacific Railroad Company
Stanford, Leland
Stebbins, Horatio
Browne, Louise M.
Stanford, Arthur W.
Stanford, Grant Lansing.
Hemsing, Peter.
Stanford University
Muybridge, Eadweard, 1830-1904
Fisher, Helen Dwight.
Wooster, C. M.
Farnham, Wallace D.
Curtis, Edward.


Biographical and Historical Materials Series 1

Biographical and Historical Materials

Scope and Contents note

This series consists of clippings, pamphlets, articles, copies or facsimiles of historical documents, speeches, scripts, and correspondence of researchers and University officials. Subjects include Stanford's political career, his years in Port Washington, Wisconsin, his ideas on education, the University's history, and the naming of Palo Alto. Also included are eulogies and memorial addresses following Stanford's death.
box 1, folder 1

Clippings (photocopied) 1873-1884

box 1, folder 2

Clippings (photocopied) 1885-1892

box 1, folder 3

Clippings (photocopied) 1893-1893

box 1, folder 4

Clippings (photocopied) 1894-1962

box 1, folder 5

Clippings (photocopied) - miscellaneous and undated

box 1, folder 6

Periodicals 1858-1864


Weekly Times (San Francisco) 1859 Jul 16


Tribune Almanac and Political Register for 1862 1862


Harper's Weekly 1864 Jan 23

box 1, folder 7

Periodicals 1874, 1916

Scope and Contents note

California Mail Bag, August 1874 (2 copies), with 1916 clipping of photograph of six men still living who were present at the driving of the last spike in 1869.
box 1, folder 8

Periodicals 1885-1892


Coast Review 1887 Aug


"Millionaires of the Pacific Coast," The Cosmopolitan 1887 Aug

box 1, folder 9

Periodicals 1893


The Santa Clara (see p. 21) 1893 Feb


Report, San Jose 1893 Jun 7


Jordan, "The Educational Ideas of Leland Stanford," Sequoia 1893 Sep 13


The Seaport News 1893 Jun 24


Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper (reception of Stanford at Sacramento on return from European tour) 1890 Nov 8


Smith, Augustine J., "A Picture and a Reflection," from National View 1893 Jul 15

box 1, folder 10

Periodicals 1894-1912

box 1, folder 11

Periodicals 1923-1929

box 1, folder 12

Periodicals 1933-1964

Scope and Contents note

Includes California Freemason, Winter 1964, with article on Stanford as an Freemason
box 1, folder 13

Census returns, photocopies 1860-1880


Second ward, Sacramento, census return 1860


Fourth ward, Sacramento, census return 1870


San Francisco census return 1880

box 2, folder 1

Scrapbook of clippings on Stanford and Republican politics 1857-1863

box 2, folder 2

Schooling, Clinton, New York 1844-1966


Rudd, Helen N., "A Century of Schools in Clinton" - pamphlet


Letter, W. H. Cowley to E. B. Graves 1966 Jul 28


Clinton Liberal Institute, catalogue (verifax copy) 1844


Maps of Clinton - copies 1858, 1874

box 2, folder 3

Port Washington - Washington's Birthday Ball 1850, 1922


Facsimile of original invitation 1850


Clippings re ball 1922


Letters accompanying clippings 1922

box 2, folder 4

Port Washington - Masonic Order 1955, undated


Note on Stanford's Masonic membership undated


Whicher, John, "Masonic Beginnings in California and Hawaii" (pamphlet)


Bridgman, Louis W. "Leland Stanford of Port Washington," Wisconsin Freemason 1955 Nov


Two items on Leland Stanford Lodge in Chico, CA

box 2, folder 5

Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Company 1868-1968


Facsimile copies of Stanford's policy 1868


Correspondence concerning location of the original 1968


Press release and correspondence concerning board room of Stanford University trustees in Pacific Mutual Building 1962


Nunis, Doyce B., Past is Prologue; A Centennial Profile of Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Company 1968

box 2, folder 6

Stanford University: role of spiritualism in its conception 1901-1906


Jordan to H. C. Nash, recounting Stanford's denial of role of sprititualism in founding University (carbon) 1901 Jul 27


Clippings from The Pantagraph, Bloomington, IL, concerning spiritualist founding of University 1906


G. A. Clark to editor of The Pantagraph, refuting story 1906 Jul 9

box 2, folder 7

Stanford University: Stanford's ideas on education 1893


Memorandum on talks on education between Senator Stanford and President Jordan 1893 Nov


Clipping: Stanford's last letter to Jordan laying out his ideas on the future of the University

box 2, folder 8

Stanford University: naming of Palo Alto 1888-1929


Memorandum of Stanford's itinerary 1888-1892


C. M. Wooster to Prof. Emory Smith, re securing name of "Palo Alto" to replace "University Park" 1929 Jun 12

box 2, folder 9

Sonnet on the Return of Senator Stanford, by P.M.K. 1892

box 2, folder 10

Death of Leland Stanford: poetry and memorials 1893

box 2, folder 11

Death of Leland Stanford: eulogy by Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Leland Stanford Division No. 283 1893

box 2, folder 12

Death of Leland Stanford: Memorial Addresses on the Life and Character of Leland Stanford 1894

Scope and Contents note

Addresses delivered in Senate and House of Representatives; includes biographical sketch and account of his funeral - 2 copies, different bindings
box 2, folder 13

Death of Leland Stanford: Memorial Addresses 1892-1893


Memorial Addresses Delivered in the Senate (2 copies) 1892


Remarks by Hon. John H. Mitchell (2 copies) 1893


Address of Hon. J. N. Dolph 1892

box 2, folder 14

Death of Leland Stanford: letter re pallbearers 1949 Nov 1

Scope and Contents note

G. W. Burbank to C. M. Buckley, listing locomotive engineers who were Stanford's pallbearers
box 3, folder 1

Albany Hall of Fame 1948

Scope and Contents note

Stanford elected in 1946
box 3, folder 2

Biographical articles 1894-2008

box 3, folder 3

Carriages, clippings on restoration of Stanford carriages 1964

box 3, folder 4

Curtis, Edward, "Leland Stanford, a Biography" (3 copies) 1880

Scope and Contents note

Pamphlet also includes biography of William Watt and an essay on viticulture (3 copies)
box 3, folder 5

Fisher, Helen Dwight: correspondence and articles 1947-1950


Correspondence with Ruth Scibird and Guy Miller on her research for "The Stanford Family Album" and her memo on errors 1947-1950


Typescript biography of Leland Stanford (carbon copy)

box 3, folder 6

Founders Day 1936


Remarks by Carl Loeffler


Remarks by Senator Charles B. Henderson


Article by Cedric Larson, directed to Stanford Illustrated Review

box 3, folder 7

Hemsing, Peter, "The Stanfords in Europe" 1968

Scope and Contents note

Student paper from Humanities 102
box 3, folder 8

Radio and TV scripts 1950-1962


Press release for "Taste of a Millionaire," KPIX show on the Stanford house in San Francisco 1962


"Gold Rush Days," radio script (episode on Leland Stanford) with letter by Walter C. Peterson 1950

box 3, folder 9

Shaw, Albert, "Leland Stanford: Some Notes on the Career of a Successful Man." 1893

Scope and Contents note

from the Review of Reviews, Vol. 8, No. 43
box 3, folder 10

Stebbins, Horatio - speeches on Stanford 1893-1939


Remarks at Stanford's funeral (pamphlet) 1893


Manuscript speech on Stanford, undated; with accompanying letter by Archibald Treat, 1939

box 3, folder 11

Wilbur, Ray Lyman - letters received re sources 1925-1934


Crook to Wilbur re disposal of papers of Thomas W. Stanford 1925 Mar 25


Hopkins to Wilbur re traveling with the Stanfords 1925 Apr 21


Gage to Wilbur with transcript of clipping on railroad history and Stephen Gage 1934 Jan 18

box 3, folder 11.1

Albany Rural Cemetery 2001-2003


Stanford Family, Friends of Albany Rural Cemetery, Vol. 8 Issue 1 2003


Two pages on the restoration of the Stanford Family Mausoleum in the Albany Rural Cemetery 2001

box 8, folder 1

The Resources of California, September 1886 1886

Scope and Contents note

Includes long articles on founding of LSJU and the life of Leland Stanford; two originals and photocopy
box 8, folder 2

Sacramento Bee, "The Centennial Album" 1957

box 8, folder 3

San Francisco News Letter and California Advertiser, Vol. 32, No. 23 (see page 11) 1881 Dec 17

box 9

Reports of Cases Determined in the Supreme Court of the State of California, Vol. 126. 1900

Scope and Contents note

See page 112 for case involving the estate of Leland Stanford, 1899

Central Pacific Railroad Series 2

Scope and Contents note

This series consists of pamphlets and memorabilia on the railroad and the "Gov. Stanford" locomotive.
box 3, folder 12

Central Pacific Railroad: pamphlet from 50th anniversary of inauguration of construction at Sacramento in 1863 1913

box 3, folder 13

Central Pacific Railroad: items on locomotive "Gov. Stanford" and miscellaneous materials 1930-1960


Southern Pacific Bulletin, article on the "Gov. Stanford" locomotive 1963 Jul


Words and music to "Utah Iron Horse"


D. L. Joslyn to Frank B. Lemor (Stanford Museum) re the locomotive "Gov. Stanford" 1930 Aug 12


Clippings on "Gov. Stanford" and the history of CPRR 1950-1960

box 3, folder 14

Central Pacific Railroad: Southern Pacific Pensioners reunion programs 1912-1916


3rd Annual Reunion and Luncheon 1912


7th Annual Reunion and Luncheon [addresses by D.S. Jordan and R.L. Wilbur] 1916


Genealogy Series 3

Scope and Contents note

This series includes correspondence and notes of several genealogists, a few photocopied family documents, and correspondence with Stanford descendants.
box 3, folder 15

Browne, Louise M.: Correspondence, essays and notes 1918-1938

box 3, folder 16

Correspondence with Stanford descendants 1948-1975

box 3, folder 17

Kimball, Sarah L.: correspondence, notes 1922-1966

box 3, folder 18

Maternal line: Phillips genealogy 1912

box 3, folder 19

Scibird, Ruth, genealogical notes and one Lathrop document circa 1830, 1959

Scope and Contents note

Includes list of birth and death dates for Dyer Lathrop and his siblings, ca. 1830
box 3, folder 20

Stanford, Arthur W., Stanford Genealogy: Comprising the Descendants of Abner Stanford 1906

Box 3A

Stanford, Arthur W., genealogy

Physical Description: 2 microfilm reel(s)
Box 3A

Stanford, Grant Lansing, genealogy

Physical Description: 1 microfilm reel(s)
box 4, folder 1

Stanford, Grant Lansing, Stanford Genealogy 1912

box 4, folder 2

Genealogical notes and essays, author unknown undated

box 4, folder 3

Genealogical notes and essays, author unknown; photostats of 1775 and 1780 documents 1968, undated

box 4, folder 4

Genealogical miscellaney: clippings and publication 1888-1967


A Christmas Reminder; Being the Names of About Eight Thousand Persons. . .Confined on Board the British Prison Ships During the War of the Revolution. Brooklyn, NY 1888


Clippings 1907, 1959-1967


Gold Spike Series 4

Scope and Contents note

This series contains programs, clippings, and talks from the Gold Spike Centennial events, 1969; other pamphlets, clippings, articles, and correspondence on the history of the Gold Spike; and a pamphlet, clippings, and correspondence pertaining to Thomas Hill's painting "Driving the Last Spike."
box 4, folder 5

Driving the Gold Spike 1869-1963


"The Last Spike Driven. The Dream of Benton and Whitney Fulfilled," The Railroad Record (typescript copy) 1869 May 13


Program from Golden Anniversary held in San Francisco 1919


Letter by Frank Calvin, researcher for Cecil B. DeMille, re Stanford missing the spike 1939 Aug 21


Union Pacific ad featuring photo from the movie "Union Pacific" (Stanford hitting the spike) 1944


Southern Pacific ad featuring photo of Stanford's train making its way to Promontory Point


Corliss, Carlton J., text of talk on American railroad collections and memorabilia 1956


"American Railroads," pamphlet with mention of Gold Spike


Golden Spike Ceremony booklets 1957, 1963


Postcard of "last spike" monument in Utah

box 4, folder 6

Stanford University press releases 1954-1961

box 4, folder 7

Receipt for the Gold Spike 1869-1968


Copies of receipt for engraving done on Gold Spike 1869


Lampson, Robin, "The Man Who Gave the Golden Spike," California Monthly 1940 Mar


Lampson, Robin, "Story of the Golden Spike," newspaper story, and two letters re use of image of the receipt 1968


The Bulletin (Southern Pacific) with photo of six men who witnessed driving of the last spike 1916 Jun


Clipping on finding of the receipt 1937

box 4, folder 8

Driving of the Gold Spike: clippings (general) 1950-1968

box 4, folder 9

Golden Spike Centennial : programs and ephemera 1969

Scope and Contents note

Programs, brochures, memos, calendars, and other items pertaining to centennial events in Utah, May 1969
box 4, folder 10

Golden Spike Centennial : texts of talks 1969


Farnham, Wallace D., "Leaders, Law and the Golden Spike: or, the Treaty of Hooper's House"


Farnham, Wallace D., "Contending Galaxies: Railroad Leaders and the Race to Promontory"


Myrick, David F., "Refinancing and Rebuilding the Central Pacific: 1899-1910"


Fehrenbacker, Don, remarks as commentator on above papers

box 4, folder 11

Golden Spike Centennial : special section from the Sacramento Bee 1969 May 4

box 4, folder 12

Golden Spike Centennial : clippings 1969

box 4, folder 13

Golden Spike Centennial : clippings 1969

box 4, folder 14

Golden Spike Centennial : clippings 1969

box 4, folder 15

Golden Spike Centennial song "Wedding of the Rails" 1969


Sheet music


Letter to Ralph Hansen from composer, Lorraine S. Wilkinson, with brochure and clipping

box 5, folder 1

Golden Spike Centennial: magazines, pamphlets and other publications 1969


Book Club of California, three keepsakes


Golden West Books, brochure on railroad history books


Montana Post (Montana Historical Society)


Scholastic Newstime


American Geograpical Society, ad for the book The Golden Spike


Brochure by Brigham City Chamber of Commerce


Article by R. Hansen in Stanford Library Bulletin


Lawyers Title News

box 5, folder 2

Golden Spike Centennial: magazines, pamphlets and other publications 1969


Brochure on the Wells Fargo Bank Historical Collection


Wilson, R. L., The Golden Spike; pamphlet published by Colt Industries


Carter, Kate, ed., First Transcontinental Railroad in Picture and Story, Daughters of Utah Pioneers


Utley, Robert, Golden Spike, National Park Service booklet


National Park Service brochure on the Golden Spike National Historic Site

box 5, folder 3

Golden Spike Centennial: magazines, pamphlets and other publications 1959


Railway Age, issue on 100 years after the Golden Spike 1969 May 10


Railway Journal, cover illustration of driving the Golden Spike 1959 May

box 5, folder 4

Lampson, Robin, articles on the "missing spike" with replies by Ralph W. Hansen 1969-1970

box 5, folder 5

The "missing silver spike": press release and clipping 1969

box 5, folder 6

Clippings on the Gold Spike (not centennial) 1970

box 5, folder 7

Southern Pacific's The Gold Spike Album: brochure and color slides of the artwork in the album 1960-1969

box 5, folder 8

Thomas Hill's painting "Driving the Last Spike" 1881-1949


Hill, Thomas. The Last Spike; San Francisco 1881


Clippings about Hill and the painting 1909-1915


Typescript copies of correspondence between Hill and H. C. Peterson 1905-1906


Typescript copy of a clipping on the painting 1939


Letter to Jeanette Hitchcock from Elliot Evans, re W. S. Jewett's possible role in the Gold Spike painting 1949

box 5, folder 9

"A Railroad and a Golden Spike" by Margo Lundell 2004


Eadweard Muybridge Series 5

Scope and Contents note

This series pertains to Muybridge's photographic experiments at Stanford's Palo Alto Farm and a subsequent law suit and includes photocopies of correspondence and depositions and exhibits gathered for the trial; transcript of court record; and other articles and clippings.
box 6, folder 1

Muybridge vs. Stanford: photocopies of depositions and exhibits gathered for the trial. 1883

Conditions Governing Use

Originals are in the Huntington Papers, Syracuse University Library. Copies may not be further reproduced.
box 6, folder 2

Muybridge vs. Stanford: photocopies of depositions and exhibits gathered for the trial. 1883

Publication Rights

Originals are in the Huntington Papers, Syracuse University Library. Copies may not be further reproduced.
box 6, folder 3

Muybridge vs. Stanford: photocopy of defendant's exhibit 1883

Scope and Contents note

Originals are in the Huntington Papers, Syracuse University Library. Copies may not be further reproduced.
box 6, folder 4

Muybridge vs. Stanford: photocopies of correspondence and deposition of Frank Shay 1883

Conditions Governing Use

Originals are in the Huntington Papers, Syracuse University Library. Copies may not be further reproduced.
box 6, folder 5

Muybridge vs. Osgood, publishers: transcript of original court record done in 1928 1883

box 6, folder 6

Articles and clippings on Muybridge's photographic work 1922-1988

box 10, folder 1

Ott, John, "Iron Horses: Leland Stanford, Eadweard Muybridge, and the Industrialized Eye," Oxford Art Journal, Vol. 28, No. 3 2005


Palo Alto Farm Series 6

Scope and Contents note

This series consists of articles, clippings, press releases, and brochures about the winery on the Farm.
box 6, folder 7

Palo Alto Farm Winery: articles, clippings, press releases, and brochures 1960-1965


Residences Series 7

Scope and Contents note

This series includes clippings, articles, booklets, and reports on the Stanfords' residences in Albany, Port Washington, Michigan Bluffs, Sacramento, and San Francisco. The San Francisco materials include floor plans and description by Bertha Berner, Jane Stanford's secretary.
box 6, folder 8

Residence - Albany, NY: clipping and typed description 1963, undated

box 6, folder 9

Residence - Port Washington, Wisc: clippings, article, photograph, correspondence, and copied documents 1849-1979


Photocopies of legal documents signed by L. Stanford, 1849-1850, and letter from Charles L. Larson, 1979, accompanying these copies


Clippings about Stanford in Port Washington, 1947-1965, and photo of building that housed his law office, 1964


Photocopies of 1895 clipping on the Stanfords in Wisconsin

box 6, folder 10

Residence - Port Washington, Wisc: articles 1947-1969

box 6, folder 11

Residence - Michigan Bluffs, Calif: clippings 1903-1954

box 6, folder 12

Residence - Sacramento, Calif: clippings, letters, and miscellany 1862-1968

Scope and Contents note

Includes 1862 newspaper illustration of the house on silk
box 6, folder 13

Residence - Sacramento, Calif: booklets 1958-1968


Old Sacramento, a Report on Its Significance..., Part I and Part II 1958


Old Sacramento Inventory of Historical Buildings 1962


Neasham, V. Aubrey, Old Sacramento a Reference Point in Time, Sacramento Historic Landmarks Commission 1968

box 6, folder 14

Residence - Sacramento, Calif: interpretative plans prepared for the Stanford Mansion State Historic Park 1992-1993


Applegate, Brenda J. The Stanford's Sacramento House: A Typical Eclectic Victorian 1992


Taugher, Sandy. Furnishing Plan for the Stanford Mansion Master Bedroom during the late 1860s 1993


Taugher, Sandy, Furnishing Plan for the Dressing Rooms of the Master Suite 1993

box 6, folder 15

Residence - Sacramento, Calif: renovation campaign and reopening as California's Center for Protocol 1998-2005


Fundraising brochures


Brochure of the Leland Stanford Mansion Foundation


invitation and program from Opening Gala 2005



box 7, folder 1

Residence - San Francisco 1943-1962


Berner, Bertha: notecards from 1943 talk, holograph description and floor plan of house, and typed description.


Clipping re TV program on the house 1962


Nagel, Gunther, "Monument to Elegance: Leland Stanford's Nob Hill Mansion," The American West 1975 Sep


Other Properties Series 8

Scope and Contents note

This series contains clippings, brochures, correspondence, scripts, and ephemera on Vina Ranch and Warm Springs Ranch
box 7, folder 2

Vina Ranch - clippings, brochures, correspondence, and TV script 1891-1965


Clippings re Vina Ranch and the Clairvaux Abbey established there in 1955 1891-1965


Certificates for cattle brands, 1920-1938; and correspondence re cattle brands, 1947-1964


TV script, "The Vina Story," Chico State 1958


Book Club keepsake on Vina 1955


Brochure on the New Clairvoux Abbey circa 1960

box 7, folder 3

Warm Springs Ranch - clippings, ephemera, and miscellany 1870-1962


Clippings 1900-1962


Menu from Hidden Valley Ranch circa 1950


Letter by R. E. Kelly to Emory E. Smith re history of Warm Springs with attached excerpts from the Centennial Yearbook of Alameda County 1932


A Legend of Warm Springs, by H. W. (Sacramento: Russell & Winterburn) 1870


Miscellaneous Materials Series 9

Scope and Contents note

This series includes memorabilia from railroad organizations using Stanford's name, correspondence and clippings pertaining to questionable historical claims, proposed commemmorative stamps from the 50th anniversary of the University, and a copy of The Monarch Philanthropist, a "fable" based on the life of Stanford.
box 7, folder 4

The Monarch Philanthropist (San Francisco: Cubery & Company) 1892

box 7, folder 5

Railroad memorabilia 1890-1900


Stanford Parlor No. 76, N. S. G. W. - dance card 1892; invitation and program 1900


Leland Stanford Div. No. 283, B. of L. E., complimentary pass to fifth annual ball 1890

box 7, folder 6

Correspondence and clippings on "would-be" descendants and other questionable statements 1893-1968


Conger, Allen C. to Sterling, re Stanford's visit to Harvard 1961


Dolph, Cyrus: correspondence with R. L. Wilbur re Stanford's offer to adopt him, 1941, and later press releases, clippings, and memos, 1968


Scibird, Ruth: correspondence on Stanford history 1948-1949


Miller, Charles H. to Willie Price, relating a loan he made to Stanford in Wisconsin 1893


Albany County Historical Associaton Record, article on Stanfords 1948 Feb


Assorted clippings 1953-1962

box 7, folder 7

Commemmorative stamps, proposed 1941

box 7, folder 8

Letterhead from Hotel Stanford, San Francisco 1909

Scope and Contents note

Note from C. A. Black to J. A. Griffith of Land Commissioner's Office in Omaha
box 7, folder 9

Clipping re Leland Stanford's death mask and sculptor Rubert Schmid 1995