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Meyer Family Papers
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Series I includes memorial resolutions, correspondence, and documents pertaining to Meyer family properties and business interests such as deeds, abstracts of title, and stock certificates. There are also many Meyer family photographs including studio portraits, candid shots of family and friends taken at the Meyer/Buck estate, and several shots of Frank E. Buck's jade collection donated by Alice Meyer Buck to the Stanford Museum (Cantor Arts Center) in 1978. Series II consists of drawings of the Meyer-Buck estate.
A native Californian, J. Henry Meyer was a successful San Francisco businessman. He was an executive, a banker, and served on the boards of many companies including Wells Fargo Bank, the Spring Valley Water Company, and the California Street Cable Railroad Company. In 1878 he married Eugenie Hillegass of Berkeley. Together they had three children: Eugenie Olga, Alice, and Charles. Alice graduated from Stanford University in 1905 with a degree in English. Charles also received his degree from Stanford University in chemical engineering in 1917.
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Collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least 24 hours in advance of intended use.