Guide to the Albert M. Apperson Papers

Daniel Hartwig
Stanford University. Libraries. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
November 2010
Copyright © 2015 The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University. All rights reserved.


Call Number: SC1005
Creator: Apperson, Albert M.
Title: Albert M. Apperson papers
Dates: 1927-1945
Physical Description: 0.25 Linear feet
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Green Library
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Phone: (650) 725-1022

Administrative Information


Materials were the gift of the Albert M. Apperson family, 1986.

Cite As

[identification of item], Albert M. Apperson Papers (SC1005). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical note

R. W. Hanna owned or leased ranch land in Tehama County, in the vicinity of Vina Ranch, Leland Stanford’s ranch that became Stanford University property. Albert M. Apperson was his ranch manager.

Scope and Contents note

The papers largely consist of letters from Hanna to Apperson, 1927-1934, pertaining to ranch management, land acquisition, setting up a quail preserve, organized hunting parties, care of horses and dogs, and other routine matters. Other subjects include an airplane trip from San Francisco to El Paso, Texas, in 1928, and setting up a “hard-times colony” on his land in 1932. Other items in the papers include a letter to Eva Apperson and several bulletins on food preparation from the agriculture extension, 1943-1945; and two photographs [copy prints] of the Stanford Ranch office and the Copeland House on the Stanford ranch.

Access Terms

Hanna, R. W.
Ranches--California--Tehema County.
Tehama County (Calif.)

Collection Contents

Box 1, Folder 1

Correspondence 1927-1928

Box 1, Folder 2

Correspondence 1932

Box 1, Folder 3

Correspondence 1933

Box 1, Folder 4

Correspondence 1934

Box 1, Folder 5

Miscellaneous: work record on Burt Ranch and memoranda re Northern Division Inter-Agency Conclave (Stanford Oil Company of California letterhead) 1934

Box 1, Folder 6

Letter to Eva Apperson and bulletins on food preparation from the agriculture extension 1945-1945

Box 1, Folder 7