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Stanford (Leland), Jr., Collection
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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: Leland Stanford, Jr., collection
    creator: Stanford, Leland
    Identifier/Call Number: SC0033C
    Physical Description: 2.5 Linear Feet
    Date (inclusive): 1870-1999

    Scope and Content

    Correspondence, journal, notebooks, drawings, personality studies, and school work of Leland Jr., and condolences to Senator and Mrs. Stanford regarding the death of their son. The correspondence and journal relate primarily to family travels in Europe and activities at home in San Francisco and Palo Alto, to his interests in archeology and collecting, and to his education. The collection also includes correspondence between Jane Lathrop Stanford and William T. Ross, one of Leland Jr.'s tutors.


    Leland Stanford, Jr., the only child of Senator and Mrs. Leland Stanford, was born in Sacramento, California on May 14, 1868. His early death in March 1884 just before his sixteenth birthday inspired the founding of Leland Stanford Junior University in 1885.

    Preferred Citation:

    [Identification of item], Leland Stanford, Jr., Collection (SC0033C). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.


    Gifts of Jane Lathrop Stanford, Thomas Welton Stanford, David Starr Jordan, Helen Stanford Canfield, David H. Canfield, and others; also includes purchases.

    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 and University Archives.

    Access Restrictions


    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    United States -- Pictorial works. -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
    Stanford, Leland
    Stanford, Leland
    Stanford, Leland
    Burdette, Robert Jones.
    Ross, William T., 1942-
    Stanford, Jane Lathrop
    Cesnola, Luigi Parma di