Hopkins, Timothy, 1859-1937.

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Timothy Hopkins was a businessman, member of the original Stanford University Board of Trustees (1885-1937) and served as president of the board (1908-1914).,

From the description of Timothy Hopkins papers, 1804-1942 (inclusive), 1870-1935 (bulk). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 703381495

Biographical note

Timothy Hopkins was a businessman, member of the original Stanford University Board of Trustees (1885-1937), and served as president of the board (1908-1914).

From the guide to the Timothy Hopkins papers, 1804-1942, 1870-1935, (Department of Special Collections and University Archives)

Biographical Note

From files Nevada Historical Society

BUTLER IVES

Born January 31st, 1830 Sheffield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, the youngest of ten children; died December, 1872 near Vallejo, California; buried Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit, Michigan.

Educated University of Michigan. Parents; Butler Ives and Olive Hall Morse. His ancestors, John Moss (afterwards changed to Morse) and William Ives were among Governor Eaton's party who first settled New Haven April, 1638.

His greatest work consisted of pioneer engineering, surveying and locating the line of the Union Pacific and Central Pacific between San Francisco and Salt Lake City, working under Leland Stanford and Samuel S. Montague, chief engineer. The papers -- seventy in number -- relating to this work have been sent to the Leland Stanford University. His contract for the locating and surveying of the boundary line between the Territory of Nevada and the State of California -- running south and southeasterly from Oregon -- will be sent to the Historical Society of the State of Nevada. The Ives papers in general, running back to 1754, together with the old family bible are deposited for safekeeping with the Clarence Burton Historical Society, Detroit.

His brother, Caleb Ives, went west on the death of Butler, December, 1872, and returned with his effects and papers. The latter were given to Marvin A. Ives by his father, Caleb, in his last days saying,

I want you to have Butler's papers. He was a noble man.

The writer met about twelve years ago near Ann Arbor, Michigan an old companion, Michel J. Noyes, who had not seen Butler Ives for fifty years. His first words when I met him were,

He was the finest man I have ever known.

Among his effects was a letter of introduction dated December, 1862 to ___________ Miller, Banker of Sacramento, California from George A. Thayer, one of the first mayors of Grand Rapids, Michigan, who likewise spoke of him in the very highest terms, both as a gentleman and as an engineer.

Respectfully submitted,

signed (Marvin A. Ives)

Ojai, California.

May 9, 1931.

From the guide to the Timothy Hopkins transportation collection, 1816-1942, (Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.)

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Hopkins, Timothy, 1859-1937,. Timothy Hopkins transportation collection, 1816-1942. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn North, Chester Loomis. Bonanza and Borrasca: the life story of Chester Loomis North, 1973. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Crandall, Berton W., 1882-1979. The Hopkins home, San Francisco, photograph album, circa 1937. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Timothy Hopkins transportation collection, 1816-1942 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
referencedIn Wilbur, Ray L. (Ray Lyman), 1875-1949. Ray Lyman Wilbur personal papers, 1829-1949 (inclusive) 1875-1949 (bulk). Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Douglas Tilden Papers, 1860-1970 Bancroft Library
referencedIn Stanford University, Sherwood Hall, photograph album, 1939-1957 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Hopkins, Timothy, 1859-1937. Timothy Hopkins papers, 1804-1942 (inclusive), 1870-1935 (bulk). Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Gunnison, J. W. (John Williams), 1812-1853. Papers of J. W. Gunnison, 1832-1926 (bulk 1832-1896). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Stanford University Press archival book copies, 1900-2012 Cecil H. Green Library. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Cass, Isabella, 1856-1932. Isabella Cass diary, 1884-1885. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Timothy Hopkins papers, 1804-1942, 1870-1935 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Treat, Archibald J. (Archibald Jennings), 1864-1949. Archibald J. Treat papers, 1883-1961 (inclusive), 1883-1941 (bulk). Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Washington Irving collection, 1683-1839, (bulk 1753-1839) Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
referencedIn Stanford University. President's Office. Stanford University, President's Office, Medical School correspondence, 1902-1912. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Hopkins, Daniel. Hopkins family genealogy material, 1797-1925. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Taber, I. W. (Isaiah West), 1830-1912. Mr. C.P. Huntington's reception : Palace Hotel, San Francisco : albumen print, 1888 May 1. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Stanford, Jane Lathrop, 1828-1905. Jane Lathrop Stanford papers, 1860-1975. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Stanford University. Registrar's Office. Stanford University, Registrar's Office, records, 1891-1955 (inclusive), 1891-1928 (bulk). Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Hopkins home, San Francisco, photograph album, circa 1937 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Hitchcock, Jeannette M. (Jeannette McCrory),. Stanford University, Sherwood Hall, photograph album, 1939-1957. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Children's Hospital at Stanford (Calif.). Children's Hospital at Stanford records, 1917-1977. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Hopkins, Timothy, 1859-1937. Hopkins genealogy, 1626-1932. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Children's Hospital at Stanford records, 1917-1977 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964. Herbert Hoover letter to Timothy Hopkins, 1913. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Hoover, Herbert, letter to Timothy Hopkins, 1913 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Isabella Cass diary, 1884-1885 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
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associatedWith Children's Hospital at Stanford (Calif.) corporateBody
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associatedWith Clark, Hyde. person
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associatedWith Hitchcock, Jeannette M. (Jeannette McCrory), person
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associatedWith Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964. person
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associatedWith Huntington, Samuel, 1731-1796 person
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associatedWith Ives, Butler, 1830-1872. person
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associatedWith Stanford University. Registrar's Office. corporateBody
associatedWith St. Clair, Anthony. person
associatedWith Steuben, Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin, Baron von, . person
associatedWith Stevenson, Robert. person
associatedWith Taber, I. W. (Isaiah West), 1830-1912. person
associatedWith Tallmadge, B., General. person
associatedWith Thomson, Charles, 1729-1824 person
associatedWith Thomson, James, 1700-1748 person
correspondedWith Tilden, Douglas, 1860-1935 person
associatedWith Treat, Archibald J. (Archibald Jennings), 1864-1949. person
associatedWith Trumbull, John, 1750-1831 person
associatedWith Ulster Railway. corporateBody
associatedWith Union Pacific Railroad Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Union Tank Car (Firm) corporateBody
associatedWith Vallejo Electric Railway. corporateBody
associatedWith Washington, George, 1732-1799 person
associatedWith Wayne, Anthony, 1745-1796 person
associatedWith Weisner, Conrad. person
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associatedWith Wilbur, Ray L. (Ray Lyman), 1875-1949. person
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associatedWith William P. Wreden Books & Manuscripts (Firm) corporateBody
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Place Name Admin Code Country
India
England
Great Britain
California
Subject
Eucalyptus--California
Railroads--Surveying
Railroads
Genealogy
Street-railroads
Occupation
Collector
Function

Person

Birth 1859

Death 1937

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