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Letters of Condolence on death of Jane Stanford, 1905

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{preprinted: "Century Club of California San Francisco."} To Charles G. Lathrop Esq Palo Alto.At a meeting of the Century Club of California held on March 22nd 1905, the enclosed Resolutions were unanimously adopted, and the meeting the adjourned as a mark of respect for Mrs. Jane L. Stanford an esteemed and honored member of the Club.-

Mrs. B. F. Norris, Cor. Sec.

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Correspondence (incoming): Jordan, David Starr, 1895-1900

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Hotel Toyon On the Santa Cruz Mountains A Place of Rest

Wrights, California, May 11 1889

Dr. D.S. Jordan Stanford

My Dear Sir: I am sorry that Frank troubled you about a lease of a plat on the campus, because the matter is not yet far enough along to justify it.

The facts are that now that the children have all left us Ms. Adams and myself do not find it agreeable to live here. We want young people about to make a noise and trouble us.

We shall therefore lease this place and build a new home. We like the University atmosphere and to have young people about. As we have furnished five students for Stanford, we naturally think of that and I asked Frank to find out whether we could lease anything there, within a comfortable walk of the University. I do not want a city lot any where, but, if possible,

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Correspondence (incoming): begging letters, M

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STANFORD UNIVERSITY FUND

THIRTY MILLION DOLLARS

Mrs. Jane L. Stanford Gives Valuable Property to the Leland Stanford, Jr., University, and Will Have a Few Million Left for Heirs - Gifts Accepted.

San Francisco, Dec. 11. - Mrs. Jane L. Stanford has executed and delivered to the board of trustees of the Leland Stanford, Jr. university, two deeds of grant and one deed of gift. One of the deeds of grant covers all of the real estate heretofore given to the university, including the university campus of about 9000 acres. The other deed of grant covers the Stanford residence upon California Street, which is eventually to be used for educational purposes.

The deed of gift covers bonds and stocks heretofore given and certain securities not included in former grants. The grants are confirmatory in character and are made under the provisions of the Stanford university constitutional amendment, which legalized grants and gifts made to the university. This amendment was adopted in order to set at rest any question as to the validity of the original endowment and to prevent legal technicalities from interfering with future donations to this educational institution, which was founded by Mr. and Mrs. Stanford as a memorial to their only son.

The deeds delivered practically cover the grants made in the original endowment, which, however, is more than doubled in value, chiefly owing to the remarkable business ability displayed by Mrs. Stanford in the management of the vast interest left in her charge by the death of her husband. By these grants she has conveyed to the Leland Stanford, Jr., university, for the benefit of the people of California, about $18,000,000 in stocks and bonds, $10,000,000 to $12,000,000 in real estate, including the university buildings and equipments. All of the bonds are first mortgage and the stocks, with scarcely an exception, are what are known as gilt edge securities.

F. F. Lieb of San Jose, president of the board of directors, received the deeds on behalf of the board, and also took formal possession of the bonds and other personal property. Messrs. Charles G. Lathrop, Joseph D. Grant and Timothy Hopkins, resident trustees, were also present. The legal features of the donation were conducted by Mrs. Stanford's attorneys, Crothers & Crothers.

Notwithstanding that she has now given the equivalent of over $25,000,000 to the Leland Stanford, Jr., university, making it one of the richest institutions of the kind in the world, Mrs. Stanford has not impoverished herself, but is understood to still retain several millions for her personal use and to provide for the various members of her family. It is believed that the amount of her endowment to the university, which she aided in founding, exceeds in amount any similar gift in history.

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Correspondence (incoming): Ce - Cl, 1893-1902

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to learn was certainly a splendid bequest to the generations to come.

The University has added much to the fame and dignity of California already and will always stand for refinement and those graces of mind which charm and solace mankind.

I expect to send my son to this college.

Hoping that you may live long to realize the good done.

Am most sincerly [sic]

Katherine Chandler

Mrs. Jefferson Chandler

Washington, D.C.

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Will, holograph copy of 1899 will (in Jane Stanford's handwriting), 1899

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valet to my husband for twelve years; to John Kelly, gardener and care taker of our home in Sacramento, Cal. cor 8th and N Streets for thirty nine years, to Ah Wing servant for eighteen years, to each and every one I give and bequeath the sum of One Thousand Dollars each ($1,000) in gold coin. I give and bequeath to the Roman Catholic Bishop of Sacramento California, a corporation sole, and to be by him just under the management, care, and control of a community of nuns to be selected by him, our dear old home corner 8th and N Streets Sacramento California, with all its contents therein, all the grounds surrounding it and outbuildings, and by them to be appropriated to the care and a home for poor destitute children from the age of six weeks to eight years; orphans half orphans foundlings of both sex independent of color or religious creed, to be clothed, fed, taught by them and at the age of eight

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