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Guide to the Horace Davis Papers
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Papers include family correspondence (with a few pertaining to the Civil War United States Sanitary Commission); correspondence relating to the administration of Stanford University; and a few articles by Davis, diplomas, and pamphlets. The bulk of the papers concern Stanford University, its Board of Trustees, and the problems it faced such as salaries, tuition and fees, faculty reirements, discipline, the 1906 arthquake, and problems of organizing the Board of Trustees. Correspondents include Thomas R. Bard, George Crothers, Henry T. Gage, David Starr Jordan, Samuel F. Leib, George C. Perkins, James D. Phelan, Whitelaw Reid, Eugene E. Schmitz, Silas W. Terry, Booker T. Washington, Benjamin Ide Wheeler and John D. Works.
Horace Davis was a United States representative from California, a member of the original Board of Trustees of Stanford University (1885-1916), and President of the University of California.
3 Linear feet
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 and University Archives.