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Guide to the Fernando Sanford Papers
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Description
Collection includes 6 account books with entries for investments, household expenses, books, cash accounts, and other matters, 1885-1891; undated typescript of several chapters from an unpublished book "Three Centuries of Magic"; correspondence including a letter of introduction for Perry T. Tompkins, 1894, two letters to Will H. Gardner, 1939, in which Sanford recounts his career, and correspondence accompanying gift of above letters, 1967; commencement program for Palo Alto High School, 1902; and unsigned manuscript notes by speaker at Sanford's memorial service, 1948.
Background
Sanford taught physics at Stanford University from its inception in 1891 until his retirement in 1919. He earned his B.S. at Carthage College in 1879; after several years of teaching in Illinois, he went to Germany to study with physicist Von Helmholtz. He was professor at Lake Forest University prior to his arrival at Stanford.
Extent
0.5 linear foot
Restrictions
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
Availability
This collection is open for research.