STANFORD, Leland, 1824-1893

Courtesy U.S. Senate Historical Office

Guide to Research Collections

Arizona Historical Society
Tucson, AZ
Papers: Correspondence in Mansfeld family papers, 1864-1965.

California Historical Society
San Francisco, CA
Papers: Correspondence in Alfred Barstow papers, 1861-1862; Western Development Company records, 1876-1877; and miscellaneous items in other collections.

California State Archives
Sacramento, CA
Papers: Gubernatorial papers and photographs.

California State University, Chico
Chico, CA
Papers: Correspondence in John Bidwell papers, 1849-1918.

California State University, Sacramento
Sacramento, CA
Papers: Material on Stanford Vina Ranch (owned by Leland Stanford) in Sacramento Valley Sugar Company Records.

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: Correspondence in Joseph Roswell Hawley papers, 1638-1906. Finding aid.

New York State Library
Manuscripts and Special Collections
Albany, NY
Papers: A research paper (1991) on Stanford’s childhood in Albany County by Michael D. Caratzas.

Stanford University Libraries
Special Collections
Stanford, CA
Papers: 1850-1929. 29 feet. Chiefly land papers and titles; family scrapbooks (1865-1894) and photographs (1860-1905); correspondence and telegrams; business, legal, financial, and official papers; speeches; journals; and newsclippings relating to construction of Central Pacific Railroad, political career, business interests, and founding of Stanford University.

Additional Papers: In Isabella Cass diary, 1883-1885; President Benjamin Harrison’s tour to the Pacific Coast photographs, 1891; Stanford centennial cartoons, 1991-1992; J. D. B. Stillman papers, 1849-1898; William Birelie Hyde papers, 1861-1896; William C. Ralston correspondence, 1870-1890; Frank Shay, personal counsel to Stanford, autobiography 1939; John Powell Irish papers, 1882-1923; Berton Crandall photographs, 1888-1953; Samuel Franklin Leib papers, 1881-1920; Stanford University President’s Office scrapbooks, 1891-1945; George T. Clark research notebooks, 1928-1930; Pacific Improvement Company records, 1869-1931; Timothy Hopkins transportation collection, 1816-1942; Jane Lathrop Stanford papers, 1824-1975; Stephen Mallory White papers, 1871-1901; Andrew Putnam Hill photograph collection, 1890-1895; and Edward Muybridge photo negatives, 1872-1880.

Syracuse University
George Arents Research Library
Syracuse, NY
Papers: Correspondence in Collis Potter Huntington papers, 1797-1904.

University of California, Berkeley
Bancroft Library
Berkeley, CA
Papers: 1862-1882. 7 items. Miscellaneous letters and documents, biography (never published), and notes used in preparation.

Additional Papers: Miscellaneous letters in various collections including Daniel Coit Gilman correspondence, 1871-1875; and photographs.

Yale University Law School Library
New Haven, CT
Papers: Legal papers including argument of Hall McAllister (1885) and argument of D.M. Delmas (1885) from Ellem M. Colton vs. Leland Stanford trial in Superior Court of Sonoma County, CA.

Research Libraries Information Network In addition to the institutions listed above, items are also cataloged in collections at: Brigham Young University Archives, Provo, UT; New York Public Library, New York, NY; and Utah State Historical Society, Salt Lake City, UT.