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Guide to the Samuel L. C. Lee Papers, 1954-1964
Special Collections M0338  
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  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Note
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Samuel L. C. Lee Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1954-1964
    Collection number: Special Collections M0338
    Creator: Lee, Samuel L. C., 1878-1964.
    Extent: 4 linear ft.
    Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

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    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.


    Gift of Robert L. Levin, 1979.

    Preferred Citation:

    [Identification of item] Samuel L. C. Lee Papers, M0338, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biographical Note

    Lee, Samuel L.C. (Samuel Cohn) Papers and Plays
    4 Boxes app. 4 linear ft.
    Collection # 338
    1878 Born Samuel Cohn in Ennis, Texas, a suburb of Dallas.
    1897 Graduated from Texas A&M with a B.S. in Civil Engineering
    1898-1927: worked for the railroads as a civil engineer
      worked in a lawyer's office
      studied for, and passed the Texas Bar Exam.
      worked for his father's retail business
      travelled around the country conducting liquidation sales
    1905 Moved to San Francisco, CA.
    1913 Secured a 99 year lease on the Horace Wood property in Indianapolis and started the Circle Theatre with his uncle, Morris Cohn
    1928-1942: Owned the Christmas card concession at Livingston's Department Store, Grant and Geary, San Francisco
    1942 Retired from work
    1943-ca. 1962: Wrote plays while living in San Francisco
    ca. 1964 Died

    Scope and Content

    Collection includes correspondence, typescript plays in various degrees of completion and form, and miscellaneous music and verse.