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Guide to the Davida Catherine French Papers
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Description
Class notes, exams, essays, and creative writing assignments from English classes at Stanford University, 1906-07; several of the creative writing assignments pertain to Japan, where she taught before attending Stanford University; and notes and exam from a philosophy course with William James, 1906. Collection also includes a copy of NOT INCLUDED IN A SHEEPSKIN: STANFORD STORIES (1907), which she co-authored with Esther Stevens and Laura Wells.
Background
Davida ("Vida") Catherine French was born in 1880 in San Francisco, the daughter of Dr. Hayes Clifton French, one of San Francisco's first opthalmologists. After graduation from Lowell High School in San Francisco, she attended Mills College in Oakland. She transferred from Mills to Stanford, graduating in 1908 from Stanford with an A.B. in history.
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.