George T. Clark papers 1862-1935


George T. Clark papers 1862-1935

These papers relate primarily to Clark's research on the life of Leland Stanford and include correspondence, 1924-1935, historical documents, 1862-1893, clippings, photographs, and two notebooks, 1928-1930,for his comprehensive biography of Senator Leland Stanford, published by the Stanford University Press in 1931. Correspondents include George C. Clark, Dumas Malone, Stuart Daggert, Timothy Hopkins, and V. S. McClatchy; there is also a long letter by C. C. Crippen concerning his work as a horse trainer on the Palo Alto Stock Farm and his knowledge of Leland Stanford. Historical documents include copies of correspondence between Stanford and J. D. B. Stillman, 1882-1883, concerning Eadweard Muybridge and Stillman's book, THE HORSE IN MOTION. Other items include Clark's memorial address on J. L. Gillis; and a "want list" for the Stanford University Library, 1920.

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John M. Willits earned his A.B. in economics at Stanford in 1925; he was an instructor in psychology and marketing at Stanford prior to earning his Ph.D. in psychology in 1937. From the guide to the John Metts Willits papers, 1911-1933, (Department of Special Collections and University Archives) The new main library at Stanford was designed by the San Francisco architectural firm of John Bakewell, Jr. and Arthur Brown, Jr.; is it now known as the Bing Wing of the Cecil H. Gr...

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Daggert, Stuart. (person)

McClatchy, V. S. (Valentine Stuart), 1857-1938 (person)

Gillis, J. L. (James Louis), 1857-1917 (person)

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Muybridge, Eadweard, 1830-1904 (person)

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Stanford, Leland, 1824-1893 (person)

Lawyer born in Albany, New York but moved to California where he became active in the Republican Party, running for governor and losing in 1860. Later president of the Union Pacific Railroad and founder of Stanford University. From the description of Letter, March 14, 1861. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 55662301 Leland Stanford was born March 9, 1824 in Waltervliet Township, New York. He was admitted to the practice of law in 1848 and married Ja...

Malone, Dumas, 1892-1986 (person)

American historian and editor. From the description of Address books [manuscript] ca. 1925-1934. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647963645 Historian, biographer, University of Virginia professor. From the description of Papers of Dumas Malone [manuscript], 1913-1986. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647816236 Professor of History at the University of Virginia; Editor of the "Dictionary of American biography," and biographer of ...

Clark, George C. (George Cyril), 1938- (person)

Biographical/Historical Sketch Clark was Stanford University Librarian, 1907-1928 (emeritus 1928 until his death in 1940) and co-founder and first president of the California Library Association. From the guide to the George T. Clark papers, 1862-1935, (Department of Special Collections and University Archives) ...

Stillman, J. D. B. (Jacob Davis Babcock), 1819-1888 (person)

Physician, of San Francisco, Calif. From the description of Papers, 1849-1898. (California Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 28420175 Stillman was a physician who came to Calif. from New York in 1849. He practiced medicine in Sacramento and then San Francisco, where he was involved in various aspects of public life. He also served as Leland Stanford's personal physician. Stillman conducted research for Eadweard Muybridge's animal locomotion studies, which were commiss...