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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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years placed in a Catholic Orphan Asylum or Protestant if so desired by them. I desire the Home to be called ''Memorial Home to the Memory of Father and Mother Stanford. Father and Mother Lathrop" I also bequeath to such Roman Catholic Bishop for the maintainance of this Home and the benefit of the children under the care of the community of nuns so to be selected by him, land, bonds or gold coin, as my executors may deem most advisable, to the amount of Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000) the interest and income therefrom only to be used. The fund to be called "The Stanford Memorial Fund" to be perpetuated forever in the future. I recommend that such fund of Fifty Thousand Dollars be intrusted to the Union Trust Company of San Francisco, in trust, to be by it kept in the most productive form, and the interest and revenues to be paid over to said Bishop for the purpose

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