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    Call Number: SC0511
    Creator: Muybridge, Eadweard next hit , 1830-1904
    Creator: Stanford, Leland, 1824-1893.
    Creator: Treat, Archibald J. (Archibald Jennings), 1864-1949.
    Title: Archibald J. Treat papers
    Dates: 1883-1961
    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
    Email: specialcollections@stanford.edu
    Phone: (650) 725-1022
    URL: http://library.stanford.edu/spc

    Administrative Information


    Custodial History


    Information about Access


    Ownership & Copyright

    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.

    Cite As

    [Identification of item], Archibald J. Treat Papers, SC 511, Stanford University Archives, Stanford, Calif.


    Archibald J. Treat was employed by the Central Pacific Rail Road in 1879 as an office boy and telegraph operator. He worked his way up to become secretary to Stephen T. Gage, who was assistant to Leland Stanford when Stanford was president of the CPRR. Treat also studied law while working for CPRR and was admitted to the California Bar in 1897. During the construction of Stanford University, Treat took photographs of the work in progress that were regularly sent to Leland Stanford to keep him informed.


    These papers pertain largely to Treat's association with Leland Stanford and the history of the University, and include correspondence, a notebook, his typescript reminiscences, and two letters by his daughter Laura Treat pertaining to her father.
    Correspondents include Alice Hays, Timothy Hopkins, Herbert Hoover, David Starr Jordan, John B. McCarthy, Herbert C. Nash, and Burt Worthington. Subjects include the Stanford Mausoleum, Treat's photographs, business matters, and previous hit Eadweard Muybridge . These papers were originally included with the Leland Stanford papers, but have now been catalogued separately.

    Access Terms

    Hays, Alice Newman.
    Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964
    Hopkins, Timothy, 1859-1937.
    Jordan, David Starr, 1851-1931
    McCarthy, John B.
    Nash, Herbert C. (Herbert Charles), 1857-1902
    Stanford University -- General subdivision--History.;
    Worthington, Burt.