David Starr Jordan papers, 1861-1964.


David Starr Jordan papers, 1861-1964.

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Stephen Mallory White was born in San Francisco in 1853. In 1874 he moved to Los Angeles, where he practiced law and became involved in Democratic party politics. White married Hortense Sacriste in 1883 and, during that same year, started a one-year term as District Attorney. Three years later White became a state Senator representing the district in and around Los Angeles. He won a seat in the United States Senate in 1893 and saw his term through to 1899. White died in 1901 at the age of 48. ...

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American soldier and author. From the description of Autograph letters signed (5) and typewritten letters signed (4) : London, Nanking, etc., to F.A. Duneka, [1909 Jun.]-1912 Jan. and undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270598496 American soldier and writer. From the description of Homer Lea letters, 1900-1901, to Justin H. Stewart. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 123401662 Biographical/Historical Note ...

Fremont, Jesse Benton.

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Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

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W. E. B. Du Bois was an American sociologist, socialist, historian, civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, author, writer and editor. Educated at Fisk University, he did graduate work at the University of Berlin and Harvard, where he was the first African American to earn a doctorate. Du Bois became a professor of history, sociology and economics at Atlanta University. Due to his contributions in the African-American community he was seen as a member of a Black elite that supported some aspects ...

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Jane Eliza Lathrop was born August 25, 1828, the daughter of Dyer Lathrop of Albany, New York. In 1850 she married Leland Stanford, returning with him to California in 1855 where they settled in Sacramento. Leland Stanford later became President of the Southern Pacific Railroad and Governor of California. Their only child, Leland Stanford, Jr., was born in 1868. During a European tour in 1884 he contracted typhoid fever and died in Florence, Italy. In 1885, Jane and Leland Stanford founded the L...

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Elihu Root, born in Clinton, NY, attended Hamilton College (A.B., 1864, A.M. in course, 1867) and University Law School of New York. He served as member Alaskan Boundary Tribunal; United States District Attorney, Southern New York, 1883 - 85; Secretary of War, 1899 - 1904; Secretary of State, 1905 - 09; U.S. Senator from New York, 1909 - 15; Senior Counsel for the U.S., North Atlantic Fisheries Arbitration, The Hague, 1910; Ambassador at Head of Special Diplomatic Mission to Russia, 1...

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Collis P. Huntington was President of the Southern Pacific Railroad at the time this letter was written (1892). He tells his Fresno District Superintendent, James L. Frazier, that he is glad the latter's family is comfortably situated in the Pollaskey house, Fresno. From the description of Huntington correspondence, 1892. (University of the Pacific). WorldCat record id: 36847465 Financier and railroad executive. From the description of Papers of Collis Potter Hun...

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Herbert Clark Hoover (b. August 10, 1874, Iowa-d. October 20, 1964), thirty-first president of the United States, was born in Iowa, and was orphaned as a child. A Quaker known from his childhood as "Bert" to his friends, he began a career as a mining engineer soon after graduating from Stanford University in 1895. Within twenty years he had used his engineering knowledge and business acumen to make a fortune as an independent mining consultant. In 1914 Hoover administered the American Relief Com...

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First director, United States Forest Service (1905). He changed the name of protected "forest preserves" to "national forests" and advocated a controversial "wise use" policy for the resources of the national forests, whereby a greater use of forest resources, such as tree harvests and grazing rights could be permitted. From the description of Correspondence, 1905-1945. (Denver Public Library). WorldCat record id: 40804560 Forester and governor of Pennsylvania. F...

Ross, Edward Alsworth, 1866-1951

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Professor of Sociology at Stanford (1893-1900; dismissed in 1900). From the description of Edward Alsworth Ross papers, 1892-1970. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 703381594 Biographical/Historical Sketch In the late 1890s, sociology professor Edward A. Ross gained notoriety following several years of political activism in favor of the free silver movement, municipal ownership of utilities (including the railroads), and Jap...

Crocker, Charles Frederick.

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Cooper, Sarah Brinton, 1793-1858

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Mills, Sarah Lincoln.

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Charles K. (Charles Kellogg) Field.

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Hughes, Charles Evens.

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Voorsanger, Jacob, 1852-1908

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Loeb, Jacques, 1944-....

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Adams, Bristow, 1875-1957

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Journalist, artist, and forester. Bristow Adams worked for the United States Forest Service from 1906-1915, when he became publication editor for the New York State College of Agriculture. He established courses in journalism at Cornell and served as faculty advisor for track, athletics, and several student publications. Elmer E. Farmer Creighton was Adams' brother-in-law. From the description of Bristow Adams papers, 1853-1970, 1862-1957 (bulk). (Cornell Uni...

Burbank , Luther, 1849-1926

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Botanist, horticulturist, and naturalist. From the description of Luther Burbank papers, 1830-1989 (bulk 1880-1926). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981669 Luther Burbank began his work in horticulture in his birthplace, Lancaster, Massachusetts, where he raised seeds and vegetables for market. He moved to Santa Rosa, California in 1875 in order to pursue his work in a warmer climate. Burbank became world famous for his timesaving methods of plant breeding and grafting, esp...

Jordan, Jessie Knight, 1867?-1952.

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Veblen, Thorstein, 1857-1929

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Thorstein Veblen was born in 1857 in Cato, Wisconsin. He received an A.B. from Carleton College (1880), and a Ph.D. from Yale University (1884). Veblen was a fellow at Cornell University (1891-1892), and at the University of Chicago (1892-1893). Veblen remained at the University of Chicago as a reader in political economy (1893-1894). He became associate professor at the University (1894-1896), instructor (1896-1900), and assistant professor (1900-1906). From 1906 to 190...

Pardee, George C., 1857-1941

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George Cooper Pardee, born 25 July 1857 in San Francisco, California, was a doctor who specialized in diseases of the eye and ear. He served as mayor of Oakland (1893-1895) and as governor of California (1903-1907). From the description of Scrapbooks, 1889-1912. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122644592 Biography George Cooper Pardee, born 25 July 1857 in San Francisco, California, was a doctor who specialized in diseases ...

Burgess, Frank Gelett.

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Carnegie, Andrew, 1835-1919

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Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) was an American industrialist and philanthropist. From the description of Carnegie autograph collection, 1867-1945. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122682758 From the guide to the Carnegie autograph collection, 1867-1945, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) Andrew Carnegie was an industrialist and philanthropist. From the description of Address of Mr. Andrew Carnegie before the Pitt...

Dole, Charles F. (Charles Fletcher), 1845-1927

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Barnes, Mary Sheldon, 1850-1898

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Student at the University of Michigan. From the description of Mary Downing Sheldon letter, February 7, 1872. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 83801366 Mary Sheldon Barnes was Professor of History at Stanford University, 1892-1897. The photographs were collected by Barnes and other Stanford faculty and students for her Pacific Slope history class. From the description of Photographs of North American Indians, 1892-1904. (Unknown). WorldCat record id:...

Wheeler, Benjamin Ide, 1854-1927

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Biography Benjamin ide Wheeler, Greek scholar, philologist and president of the University of California, was born July 15, 1854 at Randolph, Massachusetts. He attended Thornton Academy and Colby Academy prior to entering Brown University. Upon his graduation in 1875, he taught in Providence High School for two years, then became a tutor at Brown from 1879 to 1881. He continued his studies in Germany, at Leipzig, Heidelberg, Jena and Berlin f...

Rolph, James, 1869-1934

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Rolph served as mayor of San Francisco (1912-1930) and governor of Calif. (1931-1934). From the description of James Rolph, Jr. papers, 1904-1934, bulk 1911-1930. (California Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 122288066 Rolph served as mayor of San Francisco (1911-1930) and governor of Calif. (1931-1934). From the description of James Rolph, Jr. photograph album [graphic]. [ca. 1913-1916] (California Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 213468344 ...

Coolidge, Dane, 1873-1940

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Dane Coolidge (1873-1940) was born in Natick, Massachusetts, on March 24, 1873. From 1895-1900, he was a field collector of mammals, birds, and reptiles in Nevada, Arizona, Southern California, Italy and France. He collected for many institutions, including Stanford University, the British Museum, the National Zoological Park, and the United States National Museum. His first book, "Hidden Water," was published in 1910. His work is documented in the National Museum of Natural History, Division of...

Campbell, Douglas Houghton, 1859-1953

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Professor of Botany on Stanford's first faculty (1891-1925; emeritus 1925-1953) and authority on the structure and reproduction of mosses and ferns. From the description of Douglas Houghton Campbell papers, 1888-1953. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 701289710 Biographical/Historical Sketch Professor of Botany on Stanford's first faculty (1891-1925; emeritus 1925-1953) and authority on the structure and reproduction of moss...

Swain, Joseph Ward, 1891-....

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Phelan, James D. (James Duval), 1861-1930

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James D. Phelan was a businessman, civic leader, political figure, and philanthropist, of San Francisco, Calif. He served as mayor of San Francisco (1897-1901) and U.S. Senator from Calif. (1915-1921). From the description of James D. Phelan correspondence : ALS and TLS, 1898-1927. (California Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 122394967 Biographical/Historical note Phelan was the son of a pioneer California banker....

McClure, S. S. (Samuel Sidney), 1857-1949

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Journalist, writer of books for boys. From the description of S.S. McClure check to James Barnes, 1898 June 29. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 53795304 American publisher. From the description of Letter to Edward Sylvester Ellis, 1892 October 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 51846140 ...

Anderson, Melville Best, 1851-1933

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American literary scholar, primarily of Dante. From the description of Melville Best Anderson papers, 1926-1930. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122552958 Head of English Dept. at Stanford University and Dante scholar. From the description of Melville Best Anderson letters to Franklin E. Perham and other papers, 1901-1928. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 215099758 Biography Me...

Turner, Frederick Jackson, 1861-1932

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Frederick Jackson Turner, professor and historian, became a leading scholar after he published, in 1893, "The Significance of the Frontier in American History," his revolutionary thesis that American society owed its distincitve characteristics to experience with an undeveloped frontier. He was born on November 14, 1861 in Portage, Wisconsin, the son of Andrew Jackson Turner, a journalist and politician. His scholary work was first carried on at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, where he t...

Muybridge, Eadweard, 1830-1904

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The California Street Cable Railroad began operation in April, 1878. From the description of [California Street Cable Railroad Co. [graphic] : power house at California and Larkin streets]. [ca. 1878] (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 48150769 American photographer known especially for his landscape views of the western United States, South and Central America, and for his photographic studies of animals in motion, Muybridge worked closely with Senato...

Camp, Walter, 1859-1925

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Walter Camp was an author, athletic director, chairman of the board of the New Haven Clock Company, and director of the Peck Brothers Company. He was general athletic director and head advisory football coach at Yale University from 1888-1914, and chairman of the Yale football committee from 1888-1912. Camp was director of the naval athletic program during World War I, and devised the Daily Dozen series of exercises. From the description of Walter Chauncey Camp papers, 1870-1983 (inc...

Elder, Paul W.

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Cubberley, Ellwood Patterson, 1868-1941

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Ellwood Patterson Cubberley, professor and Dean of the Stanford School of Education (1898-1933; emeritus, 1933-1940), was born in Indiana. He received an A.B. from Indiana University and an M.A. and PhD. from Columbia University. He served as president of Vincennes University in Indiana and superintendent of San Diego City Schools before accepting an offer from Stanford. Cubberley wrote and edited many books, most notably the Riverside textbooks of Education. From the description of ...