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Stanford, Leland, 1824-1893

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dates 1824-1893
city San Francisco
stateCA
other citiesWaltervliet, NY; Sacramento, CA;
gender M
historical notes Leland Stanford was an art collector, philanthropist, lawyer, politician and businessman.

Early in the 1860s Stanford and three other Sacramento merchants Charles Crocker, Mark Hopkins, and Collis P. Huntington built the Central Pacific Railroad.

Leland Stanford later became President of the Southern Pacific Railroad and Governor of California.

In 1884, Leland and Jane founded Leland Stanford Jr. University in memory of their son. Stanford died June 21, 1893 during his second term as United States Senator.

According to The Art Treasures of America, Stanford owned works by W. J. Beard, Belay, A. Bierstadt, H. C. Bispham, W. A. Bouguereau, Bouvier, W. Bradford, Chaigneau, P. C. Comte, W. F. H. De Haas, J. L. Gérôme, T. Hill, J. B. Irving, F. H. Kaemmerer, Wm. Keith, L. Knaus, Auguste Leloir, Meyer von Bremen, E. W. Perry, A. Piot, A. Toulmouche, E. Verboeckhoven, and Benjamin West.
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1860-1870
1870-1880
1880-1890
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Stanford University Libraries
Special Collections and University Archives
Leland Stanford Papers, 1840-1896 (SC 033A) see details...
University of California, Berkeley
The Bancroft Library
California Faces: Selections from The Bancroft Library Portrait Collection see details...
Stanford University Libraries
Special Collections and University Archives
Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901. Pacific Coast tour photographs and ephemera, 1891-1987 see details...
California State Library

PO Box 942837
Isaiah W. Lees Collection, 1863-1903 see details...
University of California, Los Angeles
YRL Department of Special Collections
Henry Zenas Osborne Papers, 1869-1947 see details...
Hoover Institution
Library and Archives
Jane Lathrop Stanford miscellaneous papers, 1895-1902 see details...
Stanford University Libraries
Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford Family Papers, 1839-1964 (SC 033D) see details...
University of California, Berkeley
The Bancroft Library
Henry Hiram Ellis Papers, 1861-1898 see details...
Stanford University Libraries
Special Collections and University Archives
Miles, Walter R. Research concerning Eadweard Muybridge, 1928-1932 see details...
California State Library
PO Box 942837
John Bidwell Papers, 1841-1917 see details...
Stanford University Libraries
Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford Ranches and Lands Records, 1838-1896 see details...
University of California, Berkeley
The Bancroft Library
California State Board of Forestry Records, 1885-1889 see details...
California State Library
Annie Ellicott Kennedy Bidwell Papers, 1842-1918 see details...
University of California, Berkeley
The Bancroft Library
Marsh family papers 1815-1960 see details...
University of California, Berkeley
The Bancroft Library
James L. Warren Papers, 1846-1889 see details...
Stanford University Libraries
Special Collections and University Archives
White, Stephen Mallory. Papers, 1871-1901 see details...
Hoover Institution
Library and Archives
Berton W. Crandall Photographs, 1888-1953 see details...
University of California, Berkeley
The Bancroft Library
Waterman Family Papers, 1839-1906
see details...
University of California, Los Angeles
YRL Department of Special Collections
California Ephemera Collection, 1860- see details...
University of California, Berkeley
The Bancroft Library
Views of San Francisco mansions and streets, ca. 1875-ca. 1889 (issued) see details...

see also:
Stanford, Jane Lathrop, 1828-1905.