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Guide to the Palo Alto Stock Farm Records
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Description
Records of Leland Stanford's Santa Clara county property, the Palo Alto Stock Farm (devoted to the breeding and training of trotting horses) and Tehama County property, the Vina Ranch (primarily a vineyard and winery with some horse breeding facilities.) Includes correspondence, letter books, auction catalogs, daily journals, stud records, farm records, breeding registers, time books, foal records, maps and employee records of the Palo Alto Stock Farm and winery, and clippings about the Stock Farm. Correspondents include L. Brodhead of the Woodburn Farm in Kentucky; John S. Clark, a breeder in New Jersey; William B. Fasig & Co., auctioneers in Cleveland, Ohio; J. Malcolm Forbes; and Peter C. Kellogg & Co., auctioneers in New York.
Background
The Palo Alto Stock Farm comprised the major farming properties of Senator Leland Stanford. The first property of the Palo Alto Stock Farm was purchased in 1876 from George Gordon; later additions increased its size to approximately 8000 acres. The Stock Farm later became the site of Stanford University. Vina Ranch, a 55,000 acre ranch, was purchased by Leland Stanford between 1881 and 1885. The Ranch was sold in 1919.
Extent
27.5 Linear feet (56 boxes)
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; materials must be requested at least 48 hours in advance of intended use.