Jacob Davis Babcock Stillman papers, 1849-1898.


Jacob Davis Babcock Stillman papers, 1849-1898.

Consists chiefly of letters from Stillman to family members, many of which are written to his son, John Maxson. Of particular interest is an 18-page letter describing Stillman's 1849 sea voyage to Calif. Includes letters written from Asia and Europe during a two-year world tour, as well as letters pertaining to Eadweard Muybridge's animal locomotion studies. Also includes a few letters to Stillman from family members, as well as Stillman's passport, three telegrams relating news of his death, his obituaries, copies of his newspaper articles from Texas, other original newspaper clippings with photocopies, and photocopies of family photographs. With these are a family genealogy, typed transcripts of letters to John, with photocopies of letters (1881-1883), an obituary, and a photocopy of a book catalog.

5 folders (0.3 linear ft.)


SNAC Resource ID: 6833946

California historical society

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

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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...

Muybridge, Eadweard, 1830-1904

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