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

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I make no provision for my husband's brothers, Phillip Stanford or Thomas Welton Stanford, or his niece's or nephew's or the children of my brother Charles Gardner Lathrop, for the reason that my dear husband provided generously for them in his will.

I give and bequeath to Herbert C. Nash, the devoted tutor and loving friend of my dear son, also faithful Secretary of my dear husband the sum of Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000) in gold coin.

I give and bequeath to Miss Bertha Berner Secretary and devoted friend to me through fifteen years of trial and sorrow the sum of Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000) in gold coin.

To the following faithful and devoted servants, Mrs. Charles Robertson, housekeeper for twelve years; to Charles Wooster coachman for thirty five years; to Edward Largley,


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Correspondence (incoming): Lathrop, Charles, 1902 May- Sep

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I know of nothing at present that would be of interest to write you. I wish to inform you however, that I have signed the contracts in your name for the addition to my house as instructed and the lowest bidder was a Mr. Thompson, his figure being $11,500. Mr. Thompson is a brother in law of Mr. McGilvray. The highest bid was over $13,000. Previous to letting out the contracts, the excavation was made for the cellar, so the work now can be commenced immediately. The time limit to complete the work is September 1st, 1902.

I am pleased to inform you that we are all quite well here and I hope on receipt of this communication it will find you and party enjoying the same.

If you are enjoying your visit, why not remain longer, providing you are well.

Your affectionate brother

[signed] Chas G. Lathrop

P.S. Also enclose letter received from a party in New Zealand. I think this is one of them fake letters and I might suggest your sending same to Mr. Thomas Welton Stanford, and he would probably be able to find out something regarding same.

Saturday, May 17th, 1902

Dear Sister:

I was obliged to come to town this morning to affix my signature as representing yourself and the University, to contracts for putting in tables, etc. etc. in the new Chemical Dept. I hope this building will be ready for occupancy in September next, although I am a little doubtful, but I am urging Mr. Day to do his utmost so there will be no delay.

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