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Guide to the Stanford Family Papers
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The Stanford family papers include letters, telegrams, newsclippings, photographs and photograph albums, genealogical notes, legal and financial papers, pamphlets, and printed materials of Josiah Stanford (1817-1890) and his wife Helen Allyne Barker Stanford (1831-1909), Josiah Winslow Stanford (1864-1937) and his wife Alice Herrick Stanford (1858-1940), Charles Stanford (1819-1885), Asa Philips Stanford (1821-1903), DeWitt Clinton Stanford (1826-1864), Thomas Welton Stanford (1832-1918), Welton Stanford (1849-1922), and Welton Stanford, Jr (1878-1947). The Thomas Welton Stanford series includes correspondence, photographs, transcripts of his Psychic Investigation Circle of Melbourne, Australia (10 volumes) and the "HARBINGER OF LIGHT" magazine (1906-1917). The collection also includes records of Warm Springs Ranch and the Warm Springs Hotel near San Jose, California.
The Stanford brothers were born in the township of Watervliet in upstate New York, the sons of Josiah and Elizabeth Stanford. Each of the brothers eventually went west to make his fortune. Josiah and Leland Stanford remained in California and became successful businessmen, and Thomas Welton Stanford continued on to a successful career in Australia.
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