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.
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.
27.5 Linear feet (56 boxes)
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